Summer Stars National Reading Adventure 2021

Summer Stars is a public library national summer reading programme for children that runs from 14 June until the end of August. All children throughout the country are invited to join the adventure and to enjoy the fun and pleasure of reading and writing over the summer.

Summer Stars is non-competitive and every child who reads even one book/e-book is regarded as having completed the programme — and it’s all completely free!


Browse, borrow, read and listen to the Summer Stars collection of children’s e-books and audiobooks through the library’s BorrowBox app. This is free for all members to use from anywhere, anytime. Non-members can join online for free at

Online Storytime

Summer Stars’ Storytime will be delivered by library staff, available through your local library social media pages. 

Story competition

As well an enjoying the amazing worlds of books, Summer Stars is also celebrating children’s imaginations by running a short story competition. There are three age categories (age 6–9, age 10–14 and age 15–18), with great prizes for all the winners and runners-up.


Public libraries are open, so do visit to stock up on your summer reads and register for Summer Stars.

Reading cards and reviews 

Children can track their reading progress with reading cards which can be marked each time a book is read, online or in print form. These are available from your local library or for download and printing here. The reviews section at allows readers to share their views on what they have read.

Online activities

Check Fingal Libraries’ social media and/or local library service for upcoming Summer Stars events and activities.