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Summer Stars


Summer Stars

Summer Stars is an annual reading challenge under the Right to Read Literacy Initiative for Kilkenny. It runs throughout July and August to encourage children to read for fun over the holidays, and keep reading ability steady over the summer months.

Summer Stars Reading Adventure runs from Friday 1st July to Friday 26th August in Kilkenny.

What you need to get started:

« A current library membership: Parents or guardians can sign up new members online or by visiting your local library.

« Summer Stars Reading Card: Collect your card from your local library or  download

How does it work?

  • The challenge is to read or listen to 8 books over the Summer.
  • You can borrow books from our libraries or download eBooks, eAudiobooks or eMagazines from our online collection from the comfort of your home!
  • Record your progress on the reading card and bring it into the library to have it signed / stamped by staff.
  • Watch out for regular story times and crafts in libraries, and online quizzes and recommendations on our website (under What's on) and our social media channels.
  • Regular prizes will be given out - more details to follow shortly!!

Returning your completed card

When you have finished reading the 8 books or magazines, fill in your name and library card number on the reading card.

Hand in your completed card to one of our library branches


Email a clear scan or photo to

All completed cards should be returned by 5pm on 2nd September for our overall prize draw.

Summer Stars Activities:

Summer Stars Drawing workshops:

Saturdays 10.30am on our facebook page and website (what's on)

Resource sheets to help with art:

Panda       Bear

Online book quizzes:

Monday's 11.30am on our facebook page and website (what's on) 

Children's Book recommendations:

Wednesday's 11.30am on our facebook page.

For more information, phone 056 779 4160 or email

Follow us on social media @kilkennylibrary


This initiative is part of our Right to Read Action plan for Kilkenny Local Authority.