Monthly Archives: February 2017

Join the Picture Book Club on Twitter



The first Thursday of every month is Picture Book party time! At 8pm (AEST) picture book lovers will gather for a facilitated Twitter (#PICBOOKPC) chat around a different theme every month that includes a guest author, illustrator or awesome person. Join the first Picture Book Book Club Twitter chat on Thursday 2nd March 8pm. The theme for the month of March is  Aussie picture books. We are super lucky to have the ultra talented Damon Young joining us to discuss picture book awesomeness. His fun new book My Brother is a Beast which is illustrated by the very cool Peter Carnavas will hit shelves in late February.  For more details go to :


Music For Little Ears Returns

Samantha gets everyone singing

Theo and Alicia ready for music

Amanda helps Horatio pick out his musical instrument

Samantha from Orange Regional Conservatorium leads Music For Little Ears which returned this week to Orange City Library.  The music sessions introduce ‘little ears’ to classical music, singing, percussion, dancing and musical games which all helps with literacy. Sessions are held on Wednesday and Fridays from 10am – 10.20am. For bookings go to or call the library on 6393 8132.



Nashdale School Visit

Nashdale students first to visit Library

Students from Nashdale Public School were the first school group to visit the new look Orange City Library on Friday. They discovered how the library works, parts of the collection that would interest them including junior fiction, youth fiction and picture books as well as the importance of storytelling.  To arrange a Library tour with your school please contact Orange City Library on 6393 8132.

Storytime Returns to Orange City Library

Bonnie decorates her car

Max and his car

Harrison with his Storytime car

Owen is proud of his car

After being “on the move” Storytime returned to Orange City Library this week with stories about cardboard boxes and then they made boxes into cars for craft. Children enjoyed the new surrounds with tiered seating and bright orange cushions adding to the colourful atmosphere in the newly refurbished Library. Storytime is on Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays at 11am during the school term. For bookings go to or call the Library on 6393 8132.

Makeover Revealed

Keith is served by Ros at the new desk

Seating in the children’s area


Fiction displays

Biographies “reading room”


Orange City Library has reopened after being closed for a major interior refurbishment. The makeover brings the Library in line with community expectations and the emerging public library environment. The Library’s collections has been re-arranged to have a bookshop look and feel and there are plenty of places to read and study. Today more than 140,000 people are welcomed through its doors each year, taking part in programs from pre-schooler storytime, author visits to family history workshops. Last year the Library issued 202,000 items. Come in and see the changes for yourself.