Gnomesville – The real story book reading

Children’s Book Reading – Gnomesville The real story by Lesley Geers.

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Anna Jacobs visits Eaton Community Library

We had an amazing turn out for our visit from Anna Jacobs today with over 40 people joining us for an insight in to Anna and her beloved husband David’s life. Read More →

What’s On – December 2017!

Think you know libraries? Think again.

Christmas is just around the corner! And our DECEMBER calendar is here to help you celebrate the festive season.

This month we have Francine from Pollen Nation in with a workshop on how to make the perfect floral Christmas Centrepiece.

We also have Natalie from Guardians of Happiness showing us how to make some yummy Christmassy treats.

Anna Jacobs will be joining us for an Author Talk where she will introduce her latest novel A Stranger in Honeyfield. She will also share her unique insight into life as an author and the development of her many novels.

And don’t worry! The kids won’t be missing out either with a few Christmas workshops to kick off the school holidays.

As always, all our workshops are FREE and bookings are essential.

Don’t forget… all our December Calendar of Activities workshops are FREE but places are limited so BOOK NOW!

Click here to download the December calendar now.

Novel Conversations

eBooks: A library at your fingertips.

One of the questions we are often asked in the library is “What are ebooks?”.
The short answer: it’s an electronic book.
The long answer: it’s changing the world.

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eBooks are one of the most exciting developments in libraries. They are revolutionising the way we access information and how we provide it to the community. Currently, the Shire of

Dardanup Library Service has access to online eBook collections of over 30,000 titles – that’s an entire library available at the touch of a button (or swipe of a screen).

Just like a printed book, eBooks have cover art, an author, editor, illustrator, publisher and story. They can be any length, can be bookmarked at any page or section, and are available in any genre – from cookbooks to children’s picture books to graphic novels.

Why should you read eBooks?

Let’s face it, we love the feel, the weight, and the smell of ‘real’ books; many of us couldn’t imagine reading any other way. Chances are though, in today’s digital age, you’re already reading and even writing eBooks without knowing it: the report emailed to you at work, or that assignment you’ve just handed in. Pretty much any mid-to-long-length electronic document, viewable on a screen, is a sort of eBook. In fact, we are reading more and more information on screens than ever before.

Convenience is a primary factor for the use of eBooks. Probably the most appealing feature is that you can access them at any time

from anywhere, 24/7. The versatility and flexibility of an eBook allows you to change font size, the colour of the background page, and sometimes even the layout of the entire book. Instead of earmarking or marking up pages of a print books, eBooks allow you to add and delete bookmarks and notes at will and can easily be referenced at the click of a mouse or touch of the screen. Finally, all text in an eBook is searchable and can be hyperlinked, allowing you to jump back and forth between chapters, contents and glossary.

How eBooks are transforming the world

Probably the most revolutionary aspect of the rise of the eBook is the the ease with which a rapidly growing number of communities can access information. In the Rwandan town of Rwinkwavu, a local library has been embracing eBooks, which has been beneficial to their economically disadvantaged community. Through their local library and the instant access of eBooks, Rwandans can now select from hundreds of titles on all kinds of subjects and genres. This access is transforming the community. Children are now not only learning to read, they are developing interests in ideas, concepts and subjects they would never otherwise have been exposed to. Adults in the community are learning to master new skills in trades and finance, many even running their own businesses. People around the world are being empowered by accessing the information eBooks provide.

eBooks at Shire of Dardanup Library

At Shire of Dardanup Libraries, we are continually enhancing the services we offer.  With our international eBook vendor Libby, we are excited to provide anextensive elibrary to our members. If you can’t find it in the library, have a look at the Libby online collection with over 30,000 titles.

All you need is a membership card and an internet connection to browse and download ebooks through our catalogue or, if you have a mobile device, directly through the Libby app. For information about accessing the wonderful features of our eBook and digital collection please visit our eBooks page   If you still have questions, bring your tablet device or laptop to the library, and we’ll help you see how easy it is to access the library online.

Feature Workshop

Meet the author

Best-selling West Australian author, Anna Jacobs, will be visiting Eaton Community Library at 10.00am, Thursday, December 7. Read More →