Monthly Archives: March 2015

Long list

Miles Franklin Literary Award Longlist Announced




In Certain Circles by Elizabeth Harrower; Golden Boys by Sonya Hartnett;

The Eye of the Sheep by Sofie Laguna; The Golden Age by Joan London

The Lost Child by Suzanne McCourt; Here Come the Dogs by Omar Musa

When the Night Comes by Favell Parrett; After Darkness by Christine Piper

Tree Palace by Craig Sherborne; Nest by Inga Simpson

The shortlist will be announced on 18 May and the winner 23 June. For more details go to


Freshly painted exterior

Forbes Library Makeover: Temporary Closure

Freshly painted exterior

It’s happening. The outside has been painted now it is time for a makeover inside. Forbes Library will be temporarily closed for a six week makeover that includes new paint, carpet, blinds, counter, lighting, shelving and furniture. Help us out by borrowing your books, CDs, audiobooks and DVDs before the work begins on Monday 13th April.


Library Bag Home Library

Could our Home Library Service Help You?

Do you, or someone you know could benefit from Orange City Libraries Home Library Service? The Service is designed for those residents unable to visit the Library in person. People with a disability, illness or limited mobility and are unable to access the library in person, may benefit from this valuable service.

Librarians select materials according to your preferences. And this includes items such as large print books, regular print books, audiobooks, CDs and DVDs and magazines. These are then delivered to the client’s home or nursing home by a volunteer courier each month. Call 6393 8132 to find out more…

Alistair Kable, Janice Cornish and Fran Laughton (seated) visit the Viv Kable Museum.

Family Visit to Viv Kable Museum

Alistair Kable, Janice Cornish and Fran Laughton (seated) visit the Viv Kable Museum.


Blayney Library played host to some special visitors recently with the children and grandchildren of Viv Kable visiting the Museum bearing his name.





Viv Kable relatives - children and grandchildren at the Museum

Viv Kable relatives – children and grandchildren at the Museum



Support Wrap with Love with yarn donations

Library Yarn Drive: 8 Ply Yarn Donations Needed


Support Wrap with Love with yarn donations








The Orange City Library knitting group, The Orange Purlers, meet weekly at the Library on Thursdays from 10.30am and are seeking donations of 8 ply yarn to continue making rugs for Wrap With Love.  Last year the group completed 255 rugs and this year they have already created 52 rugs but more yarn is needed.  Any donations of 8 ply yarn would be gratefully accepted. Please drop any spare 8 ply yarn – wool or acrylic, in any colour, into the Library.  In the past 20 years Wrap With Love has sent more than 323,000 wraps to people in more than 75 countries with the help of hardworking and generous volunteers. Thank you too to all our wonderful volunteers, in the Library and at home, for their efforts.