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Meet Toq the Intergalactic Explorer

Hey kids, meet our newest visitor to Eaton Community Library, Toq. 

Toq is an explorer from an unknown planet visiting us all through summer. He has been traveling for millions of years collecting stories from thousands of galaxies around the universe.

The last time he visited Earth there were no people around to help him, only gigantic dinosaurs, but after many intergalactic adventures, Toq is finally back and needs your help to fill his story bag.

Toq wants to collect some great stories from Earth so when you have completed your Summer Reading Log, put it in his story bag so he knows what you have read and listened to before he leaves for another galaxy.

Remember to mark off your progress on his Galactic Map in the library for each of the days you have read. You can also keep track on your own map which comes free with your Summer Reading Challenge Kit, or download a copy here.

If you would like to join the fun of our Summer Reading Challenge, register now. There are some great prizes to be won and A Universe of Stories to be explored.

Summer Library Hours


Monday, 23 December – Tuesday, 24 December

9.00am – 5.30pm

Wednesday, 25 December – Wednesday, 1 January


Thursday, 2 January – Friday, 24 January

9.00am – 5.30pm


9.00am – 1.00pm

Summer Reading Challenge is Back!

Hey kids, it’s on again so get ready for a Universe of Stories

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 your Summer Reading Map

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

Step 3: Return your Summer Reading Map and Reading Log to library

Land on a planet to go in the draw for some great prizes!
The more planets you visit, the more chances you have of winning.
Complete a galactic 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 Friday, 31 January 2020 at Eaton Community Library.
Be there for the Big Prize Draw!

Friday 31 January 2020
10.30am – 12pm
Eaton Community Library

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 explore a galaxy 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 discover a Universe of Stories for yourself.

Last year over 75 young readers registered for the Summer Reading Challenge at Shire of Dardanup Library Services with more than 500 books read over the holiday period. This year we are expecting those numbers to go supernova!

The Summer Reading Challenge runs throughout December 2019 and January 2020 so make sure you are a part of it and register now!

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.

Beginning 25 November a new book will be posted each day for 16 days. For our full list, please visit us at Eaton or Dardanup.

Check out our booklist here >>

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.