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Author Roisin Meaney launches 2017 Summer Stars Reading Programme

Best-selling author Roisin Meaney launches the 2017 Summer Stars Reading Programme pictured here with children from Scoil Mocheallog, Kilmallock including Jason Brouder and Aoibhinn Carroll. Photo: Don Moloney

Children at Kilmallock Library has been treated to a special event featuring best-selling author Roisin Meaney, who stirred their imaginations with a reading and chat about their favourite books.

Rosin was in Kilmallock Library today (Tuesday 13 June 2017) to officially launch the 2017 Summer Stars Reading Programme in Limerick.

2017 Summer Stars Reading Programme

Children’s Imaginations fired up at Kilmallock Library. Photo: Don Moloney





The Summer Stars is free and open to all children.  The emphasis is on reading for enjoyment and for fun.  Each child is invited to register for the adventure at their local participating library and enjoy reading six or more books during the summer holidays.

Children will be encouraged to continue reading throughout the Summer and there will be rewards and incentives along the way.

Children and families will also have access to fun reading activities on the Summer Stars website.

There are also helpful tips for reading and recommended titles by age group for children to read.  The books can then be borrowed from your local library, and it’s all free!

Noreen O’Neill, Executive Librarian at Kilmallock Library welcomed the launch of the challenge.  “The summer months provide an ideal opportunity for children to take the time to find books they really enjoy and experience reading as an activity which is lots of fun,” she said.

“The key to encouraging your child to read is to find the story that is right for them.  There is a huge selection of fantastic books at the Library all waiting to be discovered.  The adventure begins as soon as children are on school holidays or sooner if parents wish.”

It’s easy to become a Summer Star for the 2017 Summer Stars Reading Programme register today at one of the following participating libraries:

Abbeyfeale Library
Adare Library
Cappamore Library
Dooradoyle Library
The Granary Library
Kilmallock Library
Newcastle West Library
Rathkeale Library
Roxboro Library
Watch House Cross Community Library

For more information on the 2017 Summer Stars Reading Programme click here

To read more stories Roisin Meaney click here

Richard is a presenter, producer, songwriter and actor. He was named the Limerick Person of the Year (2011) and won an online award at the Metro Éireann Media and Multicultural Awards (2011) for promoting multi-culturalism online. Richard says that the concept is very much a community driven project that aims to document life in Limerick. So, that in 20 years time people can look back and remember the events that were making the headlines.