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Welcome to Central West Libraries Online

A warm welcome awaits you at all branches of Central West Libraries. No matter what your age we have a wide range of resources, programs and services to meet your needs.

Our libraries are places where everyone can feel at home and our friendly, expert staff are on hand to assist. Can’t get to the library? Talk to us about our Home Library service or visit our virtual library which is open 24/7.

Enjoy your library and take advantage of all that it has to offer.

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Coming Up In July

Pam Ryan launches her book

Pam Ryan launches her book










Former Deputy Mayor of Orange, Principal of Orange High School and an Education Director in Hong Kong, Pam Ryan, launches her first book Leadership in Education Learning from Experience at Orange City Library on Wednesday 29 July at 5.30pm.

And join this campaign – we’ve also dug into library and museum collections across Australia and found lots of handwritten recipes which, according to the current law, we shouldn’t be sharing with you – but here they are: fair.alia.org.au/cookingforcopyright








 the 2015 Banjo Paterson Writing Awards Winners…

Short Story winner Caged by Margaret Betts East Malvern, VIC

Open Poetry winner The Black Line by Margaret Bradstock, Sydney NSW

Bush Poetry winner Chronicle by Catherine Lee, Bangkok, Thailand

Children’s winner Shooting Star by Jackson Nassis, Rylstone, NSW


CWWI Poppy Project logoThe Centenary of World War I Poppy Project

What is the Poppy Project?

Inspired by the Victorian 5000 Poppies initiative, CWL staff and families started creating poppies some months ago. A few grew into a field and we decided to ask the community to help us make a poppy for every serviceman and woman from Orange and surrounding districts. Want to help? Download your Poppy Pack, hand make one or more knitted, crocheted, sewn or felted poppies and drop in to the library.

From the blog...

Soldiers in Different Armies Forbes Author Talk

Soldiers in different armies Brenda Inglis-Powell author visit photos at Forbes Library 23 July 2015 p1

Author Brenda Inglis-Powell gave an entertaining talk about her mother, her family’s early days on the farm at Forbes during the early half of the 20th Century and her father’s family in Glasgow doing it tough at the same time … Read more…