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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

December Events Calendar Released!

December Events Calendar Released

Click on the link below and secure your place for the exciting FREE events and workshops which are held across Eaton, Dardanup and Burekup:

  • Library End of Year Celebration
  • Launch of the Summer Reading Challenge
  • Tai Chi
  • Movies by Moonlight
  • Jo Jingles sessions for the babies, toddlers and walkers
  • Computer Sessions – Be Connected & eResources
  • Craft Sessions: Make Christmas decorations, Table Centre Pieces, Christmas Wreath
  • STEM: Lego Club

And so much more…  Book your space now on


16 Days in WA Book Club

As part of our 16 Days in WA awareness campaign, Shire of Dardanup Library Services will be featuring a selection of titles exploring gender-based violence.

Click on the link below to explore our 16 Days in WA booklist titles. For a copy of our full list, please visit us at Eaton or Dardanup.

Check out our booklist here >>

Get Ready for the Summer Reading Challenge

Hey kids, are you ready for a summer learning to be a Guardian of the Planet?

The 2020 Summer Reading Challenge is coming and this year you can discover a world full of adventures with great challenges and activities to keep you reading throughout the holidays.

What is the Summer Reading Challenge anyway?

The Summer Reading Challenge encourages eager young readers to discover new stories while maintaining their literacy over the school holidays. Through Shire of Dardanup Library Services, they can explore a world of adventures with 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 become a Guardian of the Planet.

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.

Registrations are now open.