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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 all that it has to offer.

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It’s August and Family History Month! We also have lots happening including a Book Week celebration with our Bushrangers and Troopers stories and “Wanted” Poster workshop on Wednesday 24th August at 5.30pm and Library on the Go classes for seniors returns fortnightly from 2nd August at 11am. For bookings to any of these events please phone 6393 8132.


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Banjo Paterson Writing Awards Winners

Thank you to all who entered the awards. We are pleased to announce the following winners:

ABC Central West Radio Children’s Awards

Strangers on a Train by Brittany Doolan Coonabarabran, NSW

I See Red by Ellie Wilmore Erskine Park, NSW

Crimey and Blimey by Rania Phillips Balmain, NSW


Open Poetry

Emu Girl , on the day before flying by Joanne Mills Darlington, WA

19 Types of Fences in Hill End by Kathy Driscoll Wentworth Falls, NSW

Not Word – Not Name Desert Lore by David Robert Taylor Henley Beach, SA


Bush Poetry

Channel Country by Brenda Saunders Randwick, NSW

The Man From Yarra River by David Campbell Aireys Inlet, VIC

The Letter Home by Tom McIlveen Port Macquarie, NSW


 Short Story

Flashes in the Pan by Dean Briggs Newcastle, NSW

The Yabby Creek Dance by Jennie Linnane Nowra, NSW

One Man’s Funeral by Margret Ogilvie Victor Harbour, SA

Library on the GO

Technology skills for seniors is starting again at Orange Library.
Sessions will be held fortnightly on Tuesdays at 11am starting from the 2nd August.


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Vote For Your Favourite Book

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Until the 31st of August, readers can vote, and enter themselves into the draw to win a copy of every single book on the final Top 100 list. Voting is simple – readers visit the Better Reading website, enter their information … Read more…

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