Monthly Archives: January 2014

Freeda the Reader called into Storytime

Storytime Returns for New School Term

Freeda the Reader sometimes helps out at Storytime

Let me tell you a story…..Storytime for children aged 3 – 5 years and their carers re-starts on Tuesday 4th February at Orange City Library in-keeping with the school term dates.  Storytime continues to be a fun way to encourage an interest in books, reading and learning.

The free Storytime sessions are held during school terms on Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays promptly at 11am and there is also a session on Thursday afternoons at 2pm. Each session takes about 45 minutes.  The same stories and craft are usually repeated during the week, so it doesn’t matter which day you come along. Please call us on 6393 8132 to book your place up one week in advance.





Actor Don Hany stars in Broken Shore

The Broken Shore on ABC TV


Actor Don Hany stars in The Broken Shore

Watch The Broken Shore on ABC TV Sunday night (2nd Feb 8.30pm). It is based on the novel by Peter Temple which features a crime and witty dialogue. The main character is Joe Cashin, a Melbourne homicide detective. Following serious physical injuries he is posted to his hometown where he begins the process of rebuilding the old family mansion and his physical and mental strength. Against a background of family tragedy, politics, police corruption and racism, he investigates the death of a wealthy local man, Charles Burgoyne. His closest friend and police superior is Villani, who is the central character of the award winning novel Truth, again by Peter Temple (read that one too!)



Use your library membership for online tutor help

Back to School: YourTutor Reopens

Use your library membership for online tutor help

Just in time for returning to school. Yourtutor has reopened with access via your library membership card between 4pm and 8pm Monday to Friday. It is an online, one-to-one, on demand access to a real-life teacher or tutor.

So if you have a problem with your homework and need assistance, do not waste time worrying about it. Log on and ask your question.  Even good students get stuck during their studies and need help. Go to our home page, click on the drop down menu [email protected] and yourtutor, then enter your library membership card number.

Subjects include:


  • Essay and report feedback, including history and humanities writing
  • Maths – 3 to 6, Maths – 7 to 10, Maths – General & Intermediate
  • Maths – Specialist / Extension
  • Science – General, Biology, Chemistry, Physics
  • Assignment and project research
  • Study skills, Economics, Business Studies & Commerce



Australian Flag

Australia Day Holiday

Happy Australia Day Long Weekend!

Please note our Libraries will be closed on 26 January 2014 for Australia Day and also on Monday 27 January for the Australia Day holiday. We look foward to seeing you after the break. Haveagoodweekend……….

Freeda homecoming

Breaking News.......Freeda the Reader Found


Freeda homecoming

Happy cheers, tears and hugs (and sighs of relief! Phew!) today with Freeda the Reader returning safely home to her friends and colleagues at Orange City Library. The search for missing Library Mascot, Freeda the Reader, is over. She was found, safe and well, thanks to the hard work of Orange Police assisted by super slueths all over the Central West as part of Summer Reading Club.

Snr Constable Greg Treavors returned Freeda today as sightings, clues and information from the public led police to re-visit Lake Canobolas.  He spoke to children today about the importance of telling friends and family about where you are going and explained how police conducted the investigation.

Freeda told everyone of her amazing adventures – fishing, camping, visiting other libraries, reading, meeting people on the road and said all she wanted to do was host a party! She was the special guest at the Summer Reading Club Wrap Party held today. Thank you to everyone who expressed their concerns and helped locate our Platypus Mascot.

Freeda happy to be home

Freeda happy to be home