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Eternal Sunshine Of The Curious Mind

good book is the kind of escape that not even the harshest of lockdowns can derail.

If anything, hidden away in a quiet corner is what it’s all about when trekking off into an inviting and exciting alternative world.

And for many a Greystones kids, the annual Summer Stars challenge shines even brighter than the sun into their world.

It would certainly seem to be the case for siblings Tómas and Abby Cahill and young Alice Costello, down at Greystones Library this evening for the launch of this year’s 11-week readathon. Despite the fact that they were about to make the cover of your snoreaway Guide, the trio were far more interested in checking through the latest books on offer than getting ready for their close-up.

We finally managed to coax them outside for a quick snap or two, whilst librarians Catherine and Clodagh filled us in on Summer Stars 2021…

The aim of Summer Stars is to encourage children to continue reading and learning during the summer months.

Research shows children who read over the summer maintain their reading levels and return to school more prepared for the new school year. So come to Greystones Library to sign up and get your Reading Card.

We will have special prizes plus a host of events that will be announced later in the summer. To read about the future events please look on our social media – Instagram here, Facebook here – and on the door of the library.

Children can read books, graphic novels, picture books, fiction, non-fiction and even eBooks, eAudiobooks and online magazines through Libby.

Everything counts this summer, so get reading with Greystones Library.

You can find out more about Summer Stars here, about Greystones Library here, and check out previous happy participants right here. Oh, and a writing challenge here.