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Australia Day Holiday

Central West Libraries – Blayney, Canowindra, Cowra, Forbes, Manildra, Molong and Orange will be closed on Saturday 26th January and Monday 28th January for the Australia Day Holiday. Orange City Library will be open on Sunday 27 January from 1pm to 5pm. Normal hours will resume on Tuesday 29th January. Make sure you borrow enough materials – DVDs, CDs, audiobooks, magazines and books to see you through the weekend. Happy Australia Day.

BoardGames Day

It was action stations at Orange City Library for School Holiday Boardgames Day with librarian Sean leading the way playing games like Ticket to Ride, Talisman, Photosynthesis as well as the traditional Monopoly and Scrabble. It is fun for all ages. The Library has lots of games you can try within the Library during opening hours (and we are air-conditioned).

School Holiday Activities at Orange

January School Holiday Activities Orange City Library

Boardgames Day – Friday 18th January –  9am – 3pm 

Our boardgame collection includes some classic titles like Carcassonne, Talisman and Ticket to Ride. The gaming renaissance is now! Become a renaissance gamer. Let us know you can join us via Eventbrite.

Lego Club – Monday 21st January –  10am – 12 noon

Create a fabulous world of curious creatures from LEGO. Make a stop motion animated film of your creation. Enter into the Curious Creatures Competition –  create a creature from LEGO either at home with your collection, or in the library from ours. There is no charge. Ages 6-15. Children under 8 must be accompanied by an adult. All entries to be submitted on or before the 21st January.

Bookings are required to participate in the LEGO club on the day and the event is limited to 20 children. Please book your place online through Eventbrite. Entries to the competition are accepted even if you could not attend the LEGO club on the day. Please book your place online through Eventbrite or call the Library on 6393 8132.

Escape Room – Tuesday 22nd Jan and Wednesday 23rd Jan – 9am to 5pm 

Welcome to the Escape Room.We have a Lost Thing. Can you help it get home? We have a city filled with puzzles. Put a team together to solve them and save the Lost Thing. You have 1 hour to find the ‘right place’ for the Lost Thing and escape the room. Ages 8-16. Please book your place online through Eventbrite or call the Library on 6393 8132.



Summer Reading Club

Register for Summer Reading Club from December through to January at any branch – Blayney, Canowindra, Cowra, Forbes, Manildra Molong and Orange. AND register online.

This year’s theme is Curious Creatures.

Read books, get rewards!  Read 10 books to receive a rewards card and go in the draw for major prizes. For children, pre-school to highschool.

Get a bookmark with registration. Read 10 books and tick your bookmark off. Every ten books read will receive a rewards card and be entered into the draw for prizes. And join in the activities online for pre-schoolers, primary students and highschoolers. There is no cost to participate in the Summer Reading Club. Enjoy!


Kim Kelly Author Talks at Cowra and Molong

It’s 1868 and the gold rush sprawls across the wild west of New South Wales, bringing with it a new breed of colonial rogue – bushrangers. A world far removed from hardworking farm girl, Annie Bird, and her sleepy village on the outskirts of Sydney. But when a cruel stroke of fortune sees Annie orphaned and outcast, she is forced to head for the goldfields in search of her grandfather, a legendary Wiradjuri tracker. Determined and dangerously naive, she sets off with only her swag – and is promptly robbed of it on the road.

Meet author Kim Kelly when she talks about her book Lady Bird and the Fox at Cowra Library on Thursday 29th November at 2pm and Molong Library on Wednesday 5th December at 2pm.