Summer Stars 2023

Great news! Summer Stars our annual summer reading programme is back for 2023!

Summer Stars is the free national reading programme for children that takes place in all public libraries each summer.

Waterford Libraries will run the Summer Stars Reading Adventure in all library branches during the summer from the 12th of June to the 1st September 2023.

Summer Stars is an exciting reading-based programme, available free of charge to Primary School children, to encourage them to continue reading throughout the summer months.

Each child is invited to register for the adventure at their library and enjoy reading many books during the summer holidays. All participants will be given a Summer Stars Reading Card to record and track their own progress. At the end of the adventure, children should return the reading card to their Library.

During September, Waterford Library staff will visit Schools to present the children with a Summer Stars medal and certificate of achievement.

A range of events for children will also be held in Waterford Libraries during the summer.

Visit our Events page here or view the List of Summer Stars events below!

Please contact your local Library Branch for more information.

Summer Stars Events:

Please contact individual branches for more information about events. 


Ardkeen Library – 051 849755

  • Playful Afternoons – Tuesdays during July & August from 2:30pm – 4:00pm
  • Parent and Toddler Group – Wednesdays 10:30am – 12:00pm
  • Tales and Rhymes – Fridays 10:30am (From Friday 14th July Tales & Rhymes session will be held outside on Bromley Walk green in Ardkeen Village – for more information please contact Ardkeen Library)


Brown’s Road Library – 051 849614

  • Crafternoons – Tuesdays from 2:00pm – 4:00pm
  • Board Game Afternoons – Wednesdays from 2:00pm – 4:00pm
  • Summer Stars Competition – Design a Book Cover  (entry forms available from the library desk or email your design to – Closing date 8th September


Central Library – 051 849975


Dungarvan Library – 058 21141

  • Lego Club – Tuesdays from 10:30am – 11:30am
  • Sensory Mornings Tovertafel Table – Thursdays from 10:00am – 12:00pm (booking required to avoid disappointment)
  • Summer Stars Children’s Chess Club – Fridays 11:00am – 12:00pm


Kilmacthomas Library – 051 294270


Lismore Library – 058 21377

  • Toddler Story Time – Tuesdays from 11:00am
  • Chess Club – Tuesdays from 3:00pm
  • Love Lego Club – Wednesdays from 3:00pm


Tallow Library – 058 56347


Pleas note: Lego sessions are suitable for children aged 5 and over.

All children under 12 years must be accompanied by a parent or guardian. Parents and guardians are responsible for their child’s safety in the library and must remain with children for the session.




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