Meath Libraries Online Summer Programme


Meath Libraries Online Summer Programme

Summer Stars 2020

Meath County Council Library Service has a great summer programme this year full of free online events lined up for children in Meath. The programme was launched on June 17, with the Summer Stars reading adventure. This is a reading scheme for all ages where children agree to read books during July and August. They can call into the library for their reading card or download from the library website.

This year due to Covid-19 all events are online. The Libraries Service has organised competitions such as ‘Battle of the Books’ and scavenger hunts for great prizes, which includes family passes to Tayto Park. There are also ‘Books at bedtime’ sessions for those over 6 years where members of the library service read book chapters each evening at 7.00pm and with story and song sessions each week for the under 6's.

All children who have taken part in Summer Stars will receive a certificate of achievement at their local library on Saturday, August 29. At the end of August there will also be a chance to win a Kindle Fire for the older children and a reading buddy for the younger readers if they send in a photo of their reading cards with what they have read during the summer. 

The Summer Stars online events run throughout the summer and highlights include: Animation workshops with RTE’s Tina Mation; Magic shows with Billy Bubbles; and YoYo Yoga sessions for kids. Candlelit Tales preform stories from Irish myths and legends, and for those who love arts and crafts there are a number of workshops. For those interested in science, there are workshops and STEAM events from the Rediscovery Centre and ‘Anyone for Science’. The Library Service also has its own YouTube channel where all these videos can be viewed, just search for Meath County Library on YouTube.

For our older members who love Harry Potter, there is an online competition where the winner has a chance to win a Harry Potter hamper. And for those who love ‘Diary of a Wimpy Kid’ there’s a great online competition running in August.

The summer programme is sponsored by the Meath County Council Arts Office, Heritage Office and the Environment Department. All events are FREE to the public.

Details of these of all events are on or see our Twitter or Facebook page.