Summer Stars are here!

Drop into your local Westmeath library and sign up to be a Summer Star and take a journey through the world of books this summer.

It is easy to join, children register in the library and pick up their reading card from the desk. The Summer Star programme is now open, and runs until the end of August.

We were delighted to welcome Clr. Frankie Keena, newly elected Cathaoirleach of Westmeath Council Council to officially launch the Summer Stars Reading Adventure in Westmeath on the 22nd June.

Clr Frankie Keena, Cathaoirleach Westmeath County Council launching Summer Stars Reading Adventure in Athlone Library

The Summer Stars Reading Adventure is part of the national Right to Read literacy initiative that encourages children to enjoy the fun and pleasure of reading and to participate in activities with their library. Children are welcome to sign up in any Westmeath Library, complete their reading log and receive a reading reward. In addition, the programme is accompanied by a range of online activities including: storytimes, craft sessions, scavenger hunts and more!!!  Follow for up to date details of events and activities.

In addition,  Libraries Ireland are inviting children to stretch their imagination and write a short story as part of Summer Stars. The story must begin with the line: Of all the places in the world, I never thought I would be here. The competition is open to 6-18 year olds with three age categories: age 6-9, age 10-14, age 15-18. So start writing and submit entries at 

Westmeath Libraries are open for browsing and borrowing so pop in for a visit, stock up on some reading and sign up for Summer Stars. Remember, once registered for Summer Stars, participants can also borrow ebooks for free using the Borrowbox app.