Summer Reading Challenges for Kids in Ireland 2014

Reading is a great summer activity for kids, especially if the weather is not so peachy. Here’s a round up of summer reading challenges for kids around Ireland for 2014.

Summer Reading Buzz 2014

goingplaceswithbooksLove books? Like a challenge? Then we’ve just the thing for you this summer.

Children all over Dublin, Longford and Kildare are invited to join a FREE summer reading challenge in a wonderful initiative from public libraries. Going Places with Books: the Summer Reading Buzz aims to encourage children to read in the long summer break.

Children registering to take part in the Buzz will be given a Summer Reading Buzz membership card and asked to enter their name and library card number. Every time they read a book, their Summer Reading Buzz card is stamped with a specially designed Bee stamp.

When they have completed the card (i.e. read 10 books) they simply hand the card into the library where it will be entered into a draw for fabulous prizes. There will be rewards along the way too.  Follow Summer Buzz on twitter @summerbuzz

Fingal Libraries Going Places with Books – Children’s Summer Reading Challenge 2014

Are you ready for a challenge this summer? Do you think you could be a Reading Champion? This year’s Summer Reading Challenge at Fingal Libraries is bigger and better than ever! All you have to do is collect one stamp for each book you read, fill a card with stamps then enter the draw for tonnes of great prizes! Check out and see which famous faces are also taking up the Summer Reading Challenge!

Galway Libraries Mythical Maze Summer Reading Challenge

Mythical Maze is the title of this year’s Children’s Summer Reading Challenge. It starts in all Galway Libraries on the 1st of July. Mythical Maze challenges children aged four to eleven to find their way around a labyrinth that introduces them to fantastical creatures from the world of legend and mythology, collecting stickers of each character along the way.

Check with your local Galway library for more details.

mythical-maze-reading-challengeKilkenny Libraries Mythical Maze Summer Reading Challenge

Kilkenny County Library’s Summer Reading Challenge is also Mythical Maze this year. See and find them on facebook.

Cavan Libraries Summer Reading Lists

Cavan Library Staff want you to enjoy your summer and escape the Irish weather with our great reads! So let your Summer begin with their 10th Annual Summer Reading List for adults and here’s a link to their children’s reading lists too.

Cork Libraries “Sweet Treats for your imagination”

To encourage your child to indulge in the joys of reading during the summer months, Cork County Library offers the sweetest Reading Challenge. Fill the sweet jar at your local library with titles of books you have read and be in with a chance to win a special prize sponsored by O’ Mahony’s Booksellers. Participating in this challenge will help children develop a life-long love of reading as well as improving their reading skills. The challenge will kick off at the beginning of July and run through the school holidays.

So why not call into your library and check out what’s on offer. Full details on

Roscommon Libraries Reading Tree Summer Challenge

This summer County Roscommon Library Service are running their second summer book challenge with lots of exciting summer book events for kids too.

Wexford Libraries Mythical Maze Summer Reading Challenge

Join the fun in your local library this summer with the Wexford Libraries 2014 Summer Reading Challenge “Mythical Maze”

What plans do you have to encourage your child to read more this summer? Share tips with us in the comments below

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Jill is one of the co-founders of Mykidstime and a mum of 2 girls