Summer Stars is the public library national summer reading programme for children that runs from the 13th of 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/ ebook is regarded as having completed the programme – and it’s all completely free!

Activities for Summer Stars 2022:

1. Summer Stars BorrowBox: Browse, borrow, read and listen to the Summer Stars collection of children’s e-books and e-audio books 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

2. Online Storytime: Summer Stars storytime will be delivered by library staff, available through your local library social media pages. 

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

4. 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 print below. The reviews section on this website allows readers to upload their views on what they have read.

5. Online Activities: Check your local library social media and website for upcoming Summer Stars events and activities!

Check out your local library service or local library website for further information on local activities and events.