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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

LIBRARY HOURS OVER SUMMER

Monday, 23 December – Tuesday, 24 December

9.00am – 5.30pm

Wednesday, 25 December – Wednesday, 1 January

CLOSED

Thursday, 2 January – Friday, 24 January

9.00am – 5.30pm

OPEN SATURDAYS

9.00am – 1.00pm

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 >>

Get Ready for the Summer Reading Challenge

Hey kids, are you ready for a summer exploring a Universe of Stories?

The 2019 Summer Reading Challenge is coming and this year you can discover a galaxy 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 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 hope those numbers to go supernova!

The Summer Reading Challenge runs throughout December 2019 and January 2020 and registrations will be opening soon.

Computer help with new Tech Thursdays

Learn about computers, tablets and technology

Last year, Shire of Dardanup Library Services launched its Tech20 program and last week saw the beginning of our new Tech Thursday sessions.

Each week there will be a new topic for discussion. In our first session, we looked at the differences between a desktop computer, a laptop, and digital devices. We also discussed some of the ways we use our computers and the internet. So whether you’ve just bought your first computer or you need to brush up on using your digital device, Tech Thursdays will have something for you:

WK TITLE DESCRIPTION DATE BOOKING
1 THE ABSOLUTE BASICS Basic description of a computer, laptop, tablet, smart phone, and the internet. Brief outline of the application and use of each. THURS,
7 FEB
10-11AM
CLOSED
2 STAYING SAFE ONLINE Creating safe passwords, paying safely online, avoiding scams and tricks, downloading and saving documents, how to access help. THURS,
14 FEB
10-11AM
CLOSED
3 GETTING TO KNOW
YOUR DEVICE
Using hardware such as a mouse, touchscreen, keyboard, computer tower, parts of the laptop, programs and files etc. THURS,
21 FEB
10-11AM
CLOSED
4 GETTING STARTED
ONLINE
Using the internet, online forums, email, search engines, and reinforce internet safety. THURS,
28 FEB
10-11AM
CLOSED
5 MORE ONLINE SKILLS Online shopping, social media overview, Facebook, using digital camera, watching and listening to online media. THURS,
7 MARCH
10-11AM
NOW OPEN
6 CONNECTING WITH
OTHERS
Getting set up for video calling, Skype, WhatsApp, FaceTime. THURS,
14 MARCH
10-11AM
NOW OPEN
7 ALL ABOUT DATA What is data? Choosing a data plan, managing your data, using your data overseas, home data vs. mobile data. THURS,
21 MARCH
10-11AM
NOW OPEN
8 WIFI AND MOBILE
NETWORKS
What is WiFi, Home Networks, WiFi on the go, Mobile networks THURS,
28 MARCH
10-11AM
NOW OPEN
9 ONLINE HOBBIES Family history, exploring with Google Earth and beyond, blogs. THURS,
4 APRIL
10-11AM
OPEN SOON
10 ALL ABOUT APPS We explore the world of apps (short for ‘Applications’, or computer programs). Learn about what you can do with them, where you get them, and how you can be safe using them.

THURS,
11 APRIL
10-11AM

OPEN SOON

Tech Thursday is part of the BeConnected series of classes. While the lessons are part of a larger course, attendees can choose whether they want to attend individual classes.

Currently, bookings for sessions are essential and if you have any queries please don’t hesitate to contact us.