Dear Principal,

Kinsale library will run the Summer Stars Reading Adventure
for children in all library branches during the summer from now to the end of
August. Summer Stars is an exciting reading-based programme which is available
free of charge to children across the country. We would be delighted to welcome
all children to join in. We are very happy to work with teachers and families
to encourage children to continue reading and also to participate in our range
of storytelling and other fun activities during the summer.

Each child is invited to register for the adventure at their
local library and enjoy reading many books as part of the adventure during the
summer holidays. All participants will be given a Summer Stars Reading Card to
record and track their own progress and a library reward stamp will be added to
their reading card at the library after each book read. Children will be
encouraged to continue reading throughout the programme and there will be
rewards and incentives along the way. At the end of the adventure, all children
who participate are invited to attend an award event at which they will be
presented with their own Summer Stars certificate.

Children and families will also have access to fun reading
activities on the Summer Stars website,www.summerstars.ie. The site has lots of
online activities as well as a range of animated ebooks. You will find a
children’s books discussion board and interviews with well-known people about
their favourite books. 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 service, and it’s all free.

Events for children will also be held in your library
service during the summer.

Further information is available from Kinsale library or on
www.librariesireland.ie.

Yours sincerely,

Tom Ryan