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Tuesday 11 December 2018

Over 300 kids already signed up for reading challenge

Parents and children with Imelda Carroll and Mary Savage from Wexford library at the Summer Star Reading Adventure
Parents and children with Imelda Carroll and Mary Savage from Wexford library at the Summer Star Reading Adventure

Anna Hayes

The Summer Stars Reading Adventure is in full swing at Wexford town library with the challenge getting off to a great start with a wonderful story-time event with Imelda Carroll.

Summer Stars is an exciting reading programme which is run in public libraries all across Ireland to encourage kids to keep reading during July and August. Children of all ages are invited to take part and it is easy to get involved as all you have to do is call into the library and ask to sign up.

Children are rewarded for every two books that they read and they get a reading card to track their progress. There are lots of prizes to be given away over the coming months, with a big awards day at the end for everyone who signs up and reads at least one book. Research shows that even reading one book over the summer months helps to maintain a child's reading skills.

So far, over 330 boys and girls have signed up in Wexford library. Kids can sign up at any stage durign the summer months.

The challenge is a free event as will a number of other children's reading events taking place in the coming weeks. Call in to Wexford Library to sign up.

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