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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.

Meet Garry Linnell

Thursday 26 November – 5:30pm


Join Walkley-winning writer Garry Linnell as he discusses his latest work Moonlite.

The tragic love story of an Irish-born preacher who becomes, along with Ned Kelly, one of the nation’s most notorious and celebrated criminals. Charismatic, intelligent and handsome, George Scott is unlike any other bushranger.

Learn how this true and epic tale was brought to life. With meticulous research, previously unpublished material and extensive letters Scott wrote from his death cell.

Moonlite is a brilliant work of non-fiction that reads like a novel.

Register now for this unique event and a link and instructions will be sent to you prior to the discussion.

PLEASE NOTE: You do not need a Zoom account to join, but users on a mobile device (phone or tablet) will need to download the app through the App Store or GooglePlay store. Desktop and laptop users can join via the link.

If you have any questions you would like to ask Garry, please email elibrary@dardanup.wa.gov.au with “Questions for Garry” in the subject line.

We look forward to seeing you online!

This event is made possible by Shire of Dardanup Library Services and Public Libraries WA, in partnership with Penguin Random House Publishing.

       

November Events Calendar Released!

In November we have a variety of programs that will suit all ages:

  • Buy it Back Fair
  • Seniors Celebration Day
  • Babies/Toddlers/Pre-schoolers
  • Recycling
  • Craft Time
  • STEM – Lego Club
  • Author Talk
  • Chair Yoga
  • Sustainable Living
  • The Organic Way
  • IT Library Sessions

Visit https://www.dardanup.wa.gov.au/calendar/ to make your bookings!

Rising Stars of Crime Fiction

Thursday 5 November – 6.00pm

Join journalist Katherine Firkin (Sticks and Stones), literary agent and comedian Benjamin Stevenson (Either Side of Midnight) and youth counsellor Kyle Perry (The Bluffs).

Katherine, Benjamin and Kyle will virtually unite to discuss their respective novels and publishing journeys, themes they explore, how their professions have contributed to their books and how our rapidly changing world affects their writing.

Register now for this unique event and a link and instructions will be sent to you prior to the discussion.

PLEASE NOTE: You do not need a Zoom account to join, but users on a mobile device (phone or tablet) will need to download the app through the App Store or GooglePlay store. Desktop and laptop users can join via the link.

If you have any questions you would like to ask Katherine, Benjamin and Kyle, please email elibrary@dardanup.wa.gov.au with “Questions for Rising Stars” in the subject line.

We look forward to seeing you online!

This event is made possible by Shire of Dardanup Library Services and Public Libraries WA, in partnership with Penguin Random House Publishing.

       

See us at Spring Out

Come along and visit our stall at this year’s Spring Out Festival on Sunday 18 October.

We will have some fun kids’ activities and story time. Our library staff will also be giving demonstrations on how to use our online library catalogue from home plus answering any other questions you may have.

Register your interest now by visiting the Spring Out Festival events page.