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School Holiday Activities

It is almost school holiday time and we have real life events for Cowra Library Members including:

Messy Play-Doh, Make Your Own Book Bags, Lego Squad, Tangrams, Mug Cakes and STEM Studio.

And online events for Orange Library Members include:

Hay Bale Veggie Garden ($15), Science in the Kitchen, Learn to Crochet and Kids Book Quiz.

Please book your place online or call Cowra Library on 6340 2180 or Orange City Library on 6393 8132.

For more activities to try at home, choose from our Lockdown Lucky Dip with new additions being added.

Happy Holidays!

Australia Reading Hour

Australia Reads is on a mission to get more people reading more books, more often. Australia Reads believe reading is the key to a smarter, healthier, happier national. Research shows that reading books can be a great way to improve your cognitive abilities, relax your body and lower your heart relate, and enhance how happy you are with life.

Our purpose is to champion reading as a healthy daily habit to help improve outcomes for all Australians.

Commit to reading for one hour to mark the Australian Reading Hour on Tuesday 14 September. What will you read?

For more ideas and events go to: https://australiareads.org.au/

#AustraliaReads #StoriesThatMatter #read #books #AustralianReadingHour


With Thursday’s Stay-at-Home NSW Public Health Orders announcement, we are pleased to be able to open Cowra Library from Saturday 11 September. Please remember signing-in, mask wearing, physical distancing and hygiene rules apply.

Cowra Library Open:

Saturday 9.30am – 12 noon

Mon-Fri 9.30am – 5pm

Ph: 6340 2180

Our Libraries at Blayney, Cabonne – Canowindra, Manildra and Molong; Forbes and Orange will remain closed for the next 14 days, then we expect an update on the Stay-at-Home NSW Public Health Orders. Our “Knock and Drop” Library contactless deliveries will continue from these closed libraries while the orders are in place.

CWL members can access ebooks, audiobooks (Indyreads, BorrowBox, Libby), emagazines, CWL Lucky Dip activities, Music For Little Ears, Read With Me, Story Box Library; Movies – Kanopy Kids, Kanopy, Beamafilm, Author Talks and more online using their CWL Library Card and PIN via www.cwl.nsw.gov.au 24/7.

If you need help with online access, Library Membership or PIN please call us on 6393 8132. We are here Mon-Fri, 9am – 5pm to answer your calls. Thank you.

Read With Me

Storyteller Fiona loves reading with you…online

Are you reading a fantastic novel?

Maybe you have a home reader to finish for school?

We would love to hear you read aloud to us.

If you would like to share your reading, book a spot with one of our librarians to read one-on-one with you, and talk about the story.

If you tell us which book you’re reading, we’ll try to find a copy in our collection at the library, so we can read along with you.

Held Monday through Thursday – all through September.

When you register for Read With Us via eventbrite, you will be emailed a Zoom link. All you need to do is join the meeting at the time you have booked in. Happy reading!

Online Book Week Competitions

We are hosting a writing and drawing competition online until Wednesday 8 September 2021.

The Drawing Competition is open to children from Grades K – 2. We are asking children to draw a picture of their favourite place in the world – real or imaginary.

The Writing Competition is open to children from Grades 3 – 6. We are asking them to write a short story about their favourite places in the world, real or imaginary. There are vouchers to be won.

Don’t worry if you cannot access an entry form online, please draw your picture or write your story on a sheet of paper and email it to us: [email protected] with all your contact details.

Book Week is a wonderful time of year to celebrate Australian authors, books, reading and dress up as a favourite book character. Happy drawing and writing! Here is the link to the competition: www.cwl.nsw.gov.au/bookweek/