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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.

Have you discovered what is available online? Have a look at our  OneClickDigital range of eAudiobooks and eBooks.

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

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May

May is a series of celebrations with the start of our Ten Minutes a Day early literacy program, Baby Book Time, and the return of Storytime to Blayney Library. We will also be marking Library and Information Week as we launch books on prescription with the University of Newcastle Centre for Rural and Remote Mental Health and made possible by a grant from the Library Council of NSW.

Orange Readers and Writers Festival

Keynote speaker Caroline Overington

Keynote speaker Caroline Overington

Join us for a day of stimulating discussion on 9 July as we explore Villain Attraction, a look at our continuing obsession with villains in storytelling at the Orange Readers and Writers Festival.  We welcome keynote speaker Caroline Overington, authors Trevor Shearston, Liz Porter and crime reporter Mark Morri together with a panel of personalities including former Orange Magistrate Jan Stevenson and psychiatrist Dr Martyn Patfield. Once again we will be joined by Better Reading’s Cheryl Akle. We’ve also included a writing workshop with Kim Kelly about 50 Shades of Character on 10 July.

Read the Program here and tickets are now on sale or phone 6393 8132.

Library on the GO

Technology skills for seniors is starting again at Orange Library.
Sessions will be held on Tuesdays at 11am starting from the 26th April.

Comic Book Workshop Video

Check out our Comic Book Workshop Video supported by Arts NSW.

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National Simultaneous Storytime

Darcy wore a pirate hat

Children enjoyed the shared story I Got This Hat for National Simultaneous Storytime, joined in the Mexican Hat Dance and made their own pirate hats to take home. Thank you to all who came along.

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