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Events Calendar Released March 2021

We have so much to offer everybody for the month of March 2021 in Eaton, Dardanup and Burekup:

Our popular Jo Jingles sessions for the under 5 year olds

  • Packed with Goodness SW Roadshow
  • Gardening sessions
  • Online and Tech Help
  • Story Time in the Park
  • LEGO Club
  • Chair Yoga for Seniors
  • How to write a covering letter for a job
  • Monthly Craft Time
  • Wellness Sessions: Mindfulness and Self -Defence

Book now on https://www.dardanup.wa.gov.au/calendar/  to secure your place on our FREE workshops.

Look forward to seeing you.

 

Library Open!

Shire of Dardanup Library Services will be open this Saturday morning from 9am!

That means you can now browse our collection, use our computers for printing and copying, or just enjoy the relaxing and comfortable environment.

The Eaton Community Library will be open from 9am – 12 noon this Saturday and then 8am-4.30pm weekdays with a closure from 12 noon to 1pm for cleaning.

As always, staff and customer health and safety is our top priority so to ensure everyone is protected there are some strict guidelines that have to be followed, including:

      • Customers will be required to sign in on a visitors register
      • Safe social distancing measures of 1.5m must be maintained.
      • Any items handled in the library must be returned to a returns trolley.

Also, don’t forget, our new delivery service is running every week so if you can’t get to us, we can come to you. Now there’s no excuse. Give us a call today to find out more.

We’d like to thank everyone in the community for their patience and support and we look forward to seeing you back in the library!

Summer Reading Challenge is Back!

Hey kids, it’s on again so get ready for this year’s Summer Reading Challenge and become a Guardian of the Planet.

There will be some great give-aways just for keeping up your reading over the summer holidays so come in and get your Summer Reading kit to be part of the fun!

Step 2: Mark off each day you read or are read to

Download Wilbur’s World Map to keep track of where you visit.

Move forward one space for every day that you read or are read to.

Step 3: Return your Summer Reading Passport to the library

Land on one of Wilbur’s Landmarks to go in the draw for some great prizes!
The more landmarks you visit, the more chances you have of winning.
Complete an Earth adventure to get a bonus entry into the Grand Prize Draw!

See full terms and conditions here.

Step 4: Join the party!

Winners announced at our Summer Reading Challenge Grand Prize Party on Thursday, 28 January 2021 at Eaton Community Library.
Be there for the Big Prize Draw!

What is the Summer Reading Challenge anyway?

The Summer Reading Challenge encourages eager young readers to discover new worlds while maintaining their literacy over the school holidays. Through Shire of Dardanup Library Services, they can learn how to take care of our planet while enjoying a range of interactive activities available in our libraries and online. There will be give-aways, prizes, and activities to keep kids reading throughout school holidays so come and discover how to be a Guardian of the Planet yourself.

Last year over 60 young readers registered for the Summer Reading Challenge at Shire of Dardanup Library Services. Our participants read more than 250 books for more than 225 hours!

This year we are expecting even bigger numbers!

The Summer Reading Challenge runs throughout December 2020 and January 2021 so make sure you are a part of it and register now!

Building awareness of gender-based violence in our community

Did you know that gender inequality is strongly linked to violence against women? Did you know that women are more likely than men to experience violence from a known person and in their home?

Gender-based violence has social, economic, health and welfare costs on children, young people, individuals, families and communities. That is why Shire of Dardanup Library Services is joining hundreds of organisations and communities for 16 Days in WA to Stop Violence Against Women.

What is 16 Days in WA?

Running from 25 November to 10 December, 16 Days in WA provides opportunities for individuals and communities to show their support for ending violence against women, including family, domestic and sexual violence. Inspired by the international 16 Days of Activism Against Gender-Based Violence, 16 Days in WA aims to raise awareness; increase positive actions; and highlight organisations, agencies, communities and individuals working to end violence against women.

Raising awareness in our community.

During the 16 Days in WA campaign, Shire of Dardanup Library Services will be displaying and posting information to our website about the campaign and will be featuring a book club reading list about gender based violence. We will also outline ways that you can take an active role to speak out and shine a spotlight on all forms of abuse.

If you or anyone you know is experiencing family and domestic violence and/or sexual violence, there is help available. Please call 1800 RESPECT (1800 737 732) or visit our support page for more information.

January 2021 Events Holiday Events Calendar Released

January 2021 School Holiday Events Calendar Released

Don’t miss out! Click on the link below and secure your place for the exciting FREE events and workshops which are held across Eaton, Dardanup and Burekup over the January School Holidays:

  • Laser Tag in the Park
  • Mario Kart Challenge / The Amazing Race: Library Edition / LEGO Challenge – Prizes to be won!
  • Youth – Baking Day / Basketball Comp / Water Day
  • To mention a few…

And so much more…  Check out the calendar and book your space now on https://www.dardanup.wa.gov.au/calendar/