Monthly Archives: August 2019

Pageturners September Read

Love reading? Each month we discover different authors, topical themes and thought-provoking reads. We will be talking about bestselling novelist Barbara Kingsolver and her award-winning novel from 5.30pm – 7pm at Orange City Library on Wednesday 11th September. Please RSVP online or call the library on 6393 8132. All welcome.




Book Week Events at Orange

Lights Out Storytime, Wed 21 August 5.30pm – 7pm

Build a cubby house, read a book, leave your teddy for a sleep over. For Book Week this year we are building cubby houses, turning the lights off and reading by torchlight. Bring a torch, a blanket and an adult to the library, build a cubby house and have your adult read to you by torchlight. Nothing can be more exciting!

We are also opening our doors to teddys and dolls or special toys to sleepover for a Night at the Library.

Suitable for children aged 6-13 yrs. Please book online through eventbrite.

Dress Up Storytime, Tues 20 August, Wed 21, Thurs 22 at 11am

Bilbo and Tin Tin

Book Week is the perfect time to dress up as your favourite book character! Come along to Storytime on Tuesday, Wednesday or Thursday dressed up and enjoy stories, craft and fun. Don’t forget to book online through eventbrite.

Author Leanne Wood

Local author Leanne Wood is preparing to launch her fifth novel The Belonging at Orange City Library on Thursday 15th August at 5.30pm.

“It is different from my other novels,” Leanne said. “Everyone experiences loss, experiences grief. This is about that grief and loss, hope and love, faith and miracles. I love writing stories about life and on subjects’ people can relate, stories that evoke emotion and take readers on a journey and I believe this story delivers on these points.”

2019 Banjo Paterson Writing Award Winners

Congratulations to all those who entered the Banjo Paterson Writing Awards. The winners are:

Poetry winner David Taylor, Orange Mayor Reg Kidd, and Childrens’ 3rd prize winner Matilda Stafford at the prize ceremony held on Saturday at the Hotel Canobolas

Short Story: Paul Clarke, QLD –Dave and Mackie

Short Story: Paul Clarke, QLD – Dave and Mackie

Poetry: David Taylor, SA – Water Soul

ABC Central West Children’s Awards:

1st Yameen Khan, QLD – The Other

2nd Joshua Abihu, QLD – The Trumpet Calls

3rd Matilda Stafford, Bathurst, NSW – The Accident