This summer, children aged 4 to 11, are invited to read six books over the course of the summer holiday. They join at Leixlip library and a summer reading challenge pack gets them started. There are stickers and rewards to collect along the way, with a certificate and often a medal, if they read six books.
Each year the Summer Reading Challenge has a different theme. The 2012 theme is Story Lab - a celebration of story and the imagination.
How children benefit from taking part in the annual Summer Reading Challenge
The combination of fun, freedom, and creativity impacts significantly on children's reading levels, range, motivation and confidence. Taking part helps prevent the 'summer reading dip' in achievement when children without book/ reading opportunities at home over the long summer break from school traditionally lose ground in their reading
How do I sign my child up?
Just head to Leixlip Library at the beginning of the summer holidays. Staff will enrol your children - it's completely free of charge - and every child will receive a membership card or pack. The Challenge runs throughout July and August with a prize giving ceremony in early September for those who complete successfully.
What books can my children read?
The Summer Reading Challenge is designed for children of all ages and reading abilities. They can read any books they like - fact books, stories, joke books, picture books - it's up to them. Audio books count too! As long you're borrowing them from the library, they all count.
Leixlip Library Free Events for Children during July
Step into Summer with exciting events for children at Leixlip Library.
All events are free but advanced booking is required as places are limited
MOVIE MATINEE AFTERNOONS –
We will be screening a children’s movie each Wednesday afternoon for the month of July
Wed 2.30 – 4pm
SUMMER CRAFTS WITH SHEILA AND PAM
For boys and girls aged 10 – 12yrs
Mon 9th Juyl 11am – 12.15pm
LEIXLIP LIBRARY’S GOT TALENT
Sing, dance, recite, play an instrument, perform! Show off your talent and you might win a prize
Thu 12th July 6pm
BOARD GAMES AFTERNOON
Inviting all parents and children to come and test their skill at Scrabble, Chess, Ludo, Snakes and Ladders and much more!
Tue 17th July 2 – 4.30pm
We provide the music and the words. You just have to sing!
Tue 24th July 3 – 4pm
All other summer events for children are now fully booked