Summer Stars National Reading Adventure 2021!!


Summer Stars is the free national reading programme for children that takes place in all public libraries and online each summer. It will run from 14th June - 31st August 2021. All children throughout Co. Cavan are invited to join the adventure and 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 will receive a certificate! So pop into your local library and start your child on their Summer Star adventure today!


The Summer Stars Reading Challenge is completely free to access on our website and runs in tandem with our Summer Programme of events which are also free of charge!

Registration: Pick up a Reading Card from your local branch – all our libraries in Cavan are open – just check local opening hours.

Visit your library to stock up on your summer reads - we have an amazing selection of children's books for all ages and interests!

Encourage your child to record any books, comics or magazines they read over the summer months and on visiting the library we will stamp all reading cards to keep the momentum going!

Every child who reads a book over the summer can receive a certificate.  You can return your child’s Reading Card to one of our library branches before August 31st to make sure they receive a Reading Achievement certificate AND we will have draw at the end of the summer for some well deserved prizes!


Summer Stars on BorrowBox: Browse, borrow, read and listen to the Summer Stars collection of children’s eBooks and eAudio books through the library’s BorrowBox app. Thousands of childrens ebooks and eAudiobooks available for download now! This is free for all members to use anywhere, anytime. Non-members can join online for free today.

BorrowBox Summer Stars 0-4   BorrowBox Summer Stars 5-8

BorrowBox Summer Stars 9-12 




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 with great prizes for all the winners and runners-up.

Online Storytime: Summer Stars storytime will be delivered by library staff through our social media Pages as part of Cavan Library Service Summer Programme. If govenment restrictions allow, in-person storytime will return to our libraries for small groups... KEEP AN EYE ON OUR SOCIAL MEDIA for updates!

Online Activities: Check our Events Page for our upcoming Summer Programme full of events and activities including Clayotic Clay Modelling, Online Puppet Show and Online Magic Show!  All events are listed on Eventbrite... don't delay as places will book out fast!

Cavan Library Colouring Competition:  We'll get children busy with crayons and pencils in July and August. Entry details coming soooooooon! 


If you can’t visit our libraries you can download the Summer Stars Reading Card 

Download Summer Stars Reading Card English   Download Summer Stars Reading Card Irish

and get in touch with us before August 31st to register your childs name for a reading Achievement Certificate – call 049 4378505 or email library@cavancoco.ie.