Monthly Archives: January 2018

Events Return to Orange City Library for School Term

Family literacy events return to Orange City Library in February.

1,2 Books Monday 5th February

When: Every Monday 10.15 – 10.45am during school term
Ages: 1 – 2
Each session includes rhymes, action songs, finger plays and stories in an interactive way for parents and carers to introduce little ones age 1-2 years, to the fun of sharing nursery rhymes, action songs and stories. Sessions are lively and stimulating for both babies and parents. There is a limit of 15 to these sessions.

Ten Minutes a Day  Monday 5th February

When: Every Monday 10.45 – 11.15am during school term

Ages 0 – 1

Ten Minutes a Day is an exciting programme to help you to develop your baby’s pre-literacy skills and get them on the right track for reading and language development.

Ten Minutes a Day is a series of reading sessions that you share with your child of 0-1 that will help you develop skills to enhance language development, your child’s imagination, and make reading to your child part of your everyday routine.

Each session includes rhymes, songs and simple stories; as well as tips for parents on how to include these into their routines at home. They are also about having fun with reading, rhymes and games. These sessions are limited to 12 participants.


Tuesday 6th February, Wednesday 7th February and Thursday 8th February


Ages: 3 – 5

Storytimes at Orange City Library are lots of fun. We read stories, sing songs, play games and do craft. They are held during the school term and cater for preschool children and their carers. Storytime is free and each session lasts approximately one hour. Tuesday’s programme (book and craft) is repeated on Wednesday and Thursday.
Bookings are essential. There is a limit of 25 to these sessions.

Music for Little Ears

Wednesday 7th February and Friday 9th February

When: 6 weeks each school term on Wednesday and Friday, 10.00—10.20am
Ages: 0 – 5
Sessions initiate little ears to classical music, singing, percussion, dancing and musical games. In partnership with the Orange Regional Conservatorium.
Bookings are essential. There is a limit of 20 to these sessions.

Please book your place on or call the library on 6393 8132.

School Holiday Lego Club

Children were busy making their own creations and set pieces at Orange City Library Lego Club – there were critters, houses, rally cars the beginnings of the Star Wars Millennium Falcon.

Breanna made Dribbal

Arad made Wuzzo

Francesca, James, Francis and Laura at Lego Club

Josh and David make a Lego Technic Rally Car

Liam and Riley work on the Star Wars Millennium Falcon

School Holiday Activity - Code Club

Children took part in Code Club challenges – programming Spheros (balls) to knock over plastic cups and creating lights, powering fans and making hats!

Josh and Hugo work together

Finn and Chaitra enjoy Code Club

Rowan sets up her sphero

Chloe has success in Code Club

Vale Bill Marshall

We would like to express our deepest sympathies to the Marshall family after the recent passing of former Orange Town Clerk, Bill Marshall.

He was also the author of A Cultural Portrait of Orange and this book was launched at Orange City Library to a huge gathering of family, friends and well-wishers. He said at the time “this proud and illuminating story must be recorded and passed on to the City of Orange and its residents as an important part of their heritage.”

Mr Marshall’s interest in and knowledge of cultural history emanated from his long and distinguished service to local government and in particular Orange City Council as Deputy Town Clerk from 1968 to 1971 and Town Clerk from 1971 to 1987.

This book is now available  in an electronic format as Bill requested for the benefit of the community. You can find it by searching the Library Catalogue and here is the link.,1

Vale Bill Marshall – an Orange advocate and gentleman.



Lego Club Fun

Children (and adults) enjoyed the school holiday activity Lego Club at Orange City Library this week. To book your place for all Library events go to

Kristy with Isaac,6, at Lego Club

Poppy and Jaeger enjoy Lego Club

Isabella and Matthew have fun making critters at Lego Club