Monthly Archives: February 2022

Enter Banjo Paterson Writing Awards

Love writing? This competition is for you. These awards honour the great Australian writer Banjo Paterson, born in Orange, to nurture and encourage writing with Australian content. The Short Story winner takes home $2,000, Contemporary Poetry winner $2,000 and there are cash prizes in the Childrens section for those aged 16 years and under. Entry fees apply. Entries open 17 February and close via email or post on Friday 6 May. Winners are announced at the Orange Readers and Writers Festival, Saturday 6 August. Download your entry form here with full terms and conditions. Get writing and good luck!

Library Lovers Day

Forget Valentine’s Day. Monday 14 February is Library Lovers Day!! Celebrate the valuable roles libraries play in our lives and to re-engage with our libraries and ‘show the love’.

Visit our libraries at – Blayney, Canowindra, Cowra, Forbes, Manildra, Molong or Orange to chill out, get lost in a story or try some mindfulness colouring-in for all ages.

You can share your library love by taking care of your library books, borrowing your favourite children’s book to read to your children, follow Central West Libraries on Facebook or Instagram, share a favourite love quote from a book or poem with us or if you haven’t visited for awhile, call in and become a member – you just need a form of ID and it’s free. Then you will have access to hundreds of books, ebooks, audiobooks, movies to stream as well as magazines and DVDs. Happy Library Lovers Day!