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Summer Holiday Reading Bonanza

We’ve got you covered for all your holiday reading and entertainment with lots of new materials available for our members.

Family sagas, thrillers, cookbooks and kid’s books, there’s something for everyone.

Come down and grab a great read, a magazine or DVD to keep you occupied over the holiday break.

There’s never been a better time to be a member at Shire of Dardanup Library Services.

Summer Reading Club in full swing

Libraries all around Australia are getting behind the Summer Reading Club and Shire of Dardanup Library Services has had plenty of young readers join this year’s Curious Creatures adventure.

During this school holiday period we have bookmarks, stickers and tattoos to give away to the kids who love to read and can even be in with a chance to win some great prizes, including a set of David Walliams books.

We love engaging everyone about reading and if your child is stuck about what to read, just talk to one of our wonderful library staff who will help you to choose appropriate and fun materials.

Remember, it’s so important for kids to keep reading over the school holidays to ensure they maintain or improve their current reading level.

Click on the Curious Creatures banner to find out more.

 

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Code Club finishes its first year

Congratulations to our Dardy Coders for taking their first steps into a larger world. 

While it took a little while to catch on, by the end of August we had full classes every week with participants completing their first module and making great progress on their coding path.

Well done to Doug and Harley for completing their Scratch Module 1. A great start to an exciting journey!

What is Code Club?

Code Club is a nationwide network of volunteer-led coding clubs with a mission to #getkidscoding! We are aiming to give every child the skill, confidence and opportunity to shape their world.
The program is aimed at kids aged 8 – 15 years of age who advance through a series of coding languages:
  1. Scratch – a simple block-coding program which allows users to build animations and games while learning the fundamentals of coding.
  2. HTML/CSS – allows users to develop their understanding while building web pages and online content from the ground up.
  3. Python – this highly versatile programming language allows users to use their understanding and creativity to build Apps and complete web sites.
  4. Blender – coders can build 3D animations and games, creating 3D characters and developing their own movies and stories.

Code Club is project based learning, aligned with the National Digital Technologies Curriculum and provides kids with the opportunity to collaborate, create, communicate and problem solve! We celebrate our errors and embrace them as a chance to learn.

Code Club is free to join and is supported by volunteers and library staff. 

We strongly encourage parents to come along and be a part of what their child is working on and achieving. Not only that, kids can log in from home and continue progressing through their lessons.

Being part of a Code Club means meeting like-minded people, making new friends and coding awesome things together!

What happens next?

We’ve learned a lot this year about Code Club and next year we are planning lots of ideas to make each class even more interesting and new. Registrations for Code Club 2019 will be announced in January so be sure to keep checking our website, Facebook or subscribe to our newsletter so you don’t miss out.

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What’s New

Shire of Dardanup Library Services are now part of the CODE CLUB!!!

“THE DARDY CODERS”

Shire of Dardanup Library Services now have 2 Teachers trained up and we are ready to start our Coding Club in May 2018.

Numbers will be limited to start so we want to get the word out so you are prepared and on the look out for when the program is released.

Code Club is a nationwide network of volunteer-led coding clubs with a mission to #getkidscoding!
We are aiming to give every child the skill, confidence and opportunity to shape their world.

Code Club is free to join and is supported by Volunteers, Parents and Library staff

We strongly encourage parents to come along and be a part of what their child is working on and achieving.

Code Club is Always Free For Everyone!

Code Club aims to give every kid the chance to learn code and programming – all for free!

Computational and Problem Solving Skills

Calling all kids to learn how to collaborate, create, communicate and problem solve! Code Club is project based learning, and it is also aligned to the National Digital Technologies Curriculum. We CELEBRATE errors!!!

Coding Community and Teamwork

Being part of a Code Club means meeting like-minded people, making new friends and coding awesome things together! We really try to encourage at all times, a buddy system. One drives and One navigates, then they switch.