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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!

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/

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 >>

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.

       

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.