The Summer Stars 2021 reading programme is fully online, commencing Monday 14th June, and running until the end of August 2021.

We’re delighted to inform you that Summer Stars 2021 will welcome back a return of rewards!
Sligo libraries have the following Summer Stars rewards:

  • Children’s drawstring bag with personalised text ‘Sligo County Council’
  • Bookmark with design full colour printed both sides and gloss laminated
  • Graphite pencil with rubber eraser

Children will receive all rewards (bag, pencil & bookmark) when they’re signing up for Summer Stars 2021

National Story Competition: There is a slightly different format to the short story competition this year. Entrants to the National Story Competition are asked to use the following opening line: ‘Of all the places in the world, I never thought I would be here…’. Details on how to submit the entries and T&Cs:

The 500 word limit will apply again this year, children can submit as many stories as they like, and the age categories will remain the same:

Each category winner will receive a tablet and each finalist will receive a €50 voucher.

BorrowBox: As part of Summer Stars moving online, BorrowBox (e-books and e-audiobooks) are offering increased access to a massive selection of popular childrens book for all of our Summer Stars! BorrowBox now has a range of children’s e-books and e-audio books with individual collections for 0-4, 5-8, 9-12 and 13+. Information on how to join BorrowBox

Competitions for Sligo Libraries Summer Stars: This year we once again have four competitions, open to all Sligo Libraries Juvenile members.

  1. A photo of you and a book (Photo competition: closing date is 16th July)
  2. My favourite book is… (Short story: closing date is 30th July)
  3. Write a poem (Poetry competition: closing date is Aug 13th Aug)
  4. Colour your Summer Stars drawstring bag and send us a photo of it (Art competition: closing date 20th Aug)

For each competition, there are three age categories: Age 0-5, 6-8 and 9-12.

  • The overall winner of each competition will receive an Android Tablet.
  • There will be one winner of each age category, they will each receive a voucher for Liber.
  • There will also be a number of chances to win a Fabio’s Ice Cream voucher for each competition.

Visit the Summer Stars competitions page:

Sligo Libraries have many exciting online features for children to get involved in, from national and local online competitions which will see winners getting goodie bags. We will also broadcast online events, story-time sessions and much, much more!

If you are not a member of Sligo libraries you can join the library online:

Join the Summer Stars 2021 fun in Sligo over the coming months. #SummerStarsSligo

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