Monthly Archives: July 2020

Banjo Paterson Writing Award Winners

Banjo Paterson Writing Awards Winners 2020

Congratulations to all the entrants in the 2020 Banjo Paterson Writing Awards. We are pleased to announce the winners:

Short Story

Literally the worst by Jaclyn Riley-Smith of Margate, TAS – formerly of Orange.

Contemporary Poetry

Aurora Australis by Joanne Mills, Darlington, WA.

ABC Central West Radio Children’s Writing Awards

1st The Crow by Maxyn Dorz, Korora, NSW

2nd Decimation by Sebastian Merrell, Orange, NSW

3rd Alone Together by Jessica Grabham, Marrickville, NSW

Orange City Library Programs Return

Literacy Programs are returning to Orange City Library from Monday 20 July for School Term 3. Hygiene and social distancing restrictions will be in place according to NSW Health COVID-19 Guidelines. Programs returning are Ten Minutes a Day, 1,2 Books, Storytime and Pageturners Book Discussion Group. Please book your place online via eventbrite or call the Library on 6393 8132. Numbers strictly limited.

Pageturners Book Club Returns

Pageturners Book Discussion Group returns on Wednesday 12 August at 5.30pm – 7pm to discuss the Miles Franklin Literary Awards shortlist.

It is time for easing of COVID-19 Restrictions Phase III at Central West Libraries. Some events will be returning to the Library under the NSW Public Health Guidelines for the Corona Virus COVID-19 Pandemic.

This means hygiene and social distancing 1.5m rules will apply:

  • please stay home if you are unwell
  • wash hands frequently
  • use hand sanitiser
  • socially distance 1.5m

Pageturners will be meeting in the Local Studies Room at Orange City Library and numbers will be restricted to 10 people.

We have set up our booking/reservation system via eventbrite to start at 9am on Monday 13th July. Book here.

If you have any concerns using or accessing eventbrite, please call Reading and Writing Coordinator Jasmine on 6393 8125 to reserve your place.

We have missed our book club discussions and look forward to seeing you all again soon.

 

Take the Storytime Pledge

These school holidays, it’s time to take the Storytime Pledge.

A book. A child. A reader. A promise.

Join Australia’s science community in standing up (or sitting down) to prioritise sharing a book with a child in your life, and help our next generation reach their fullest potential.

The Storytime Pledge is a campaign being run by Australia’s Chief Scientist, Dr Alan Finkel, calling on all Australians to do one simple thing: read a book to a child.

Make your pledge here:
https://www.chiefscientist.gov.au/takethepledge

#storytimepledge

Orange City Library Open 9am Week Days

Orange City Library is now open 9am week days and Sat 9.30am – 4pm and Sunday 1pm – 5pm. See you soon!