We Are Open
Hooray! We are back and we are open. You can now borrow and return books in this first phase of re-opening.
Central West Libraries has planned a staged re-opening from 1 June. Our libraries in Blayney, Canowindra, Cowra, Forbes, Manildra, Molong and Orange will provide limited services and access in this first stage of re-opening after COVID-19 restrictions were eased. Orange, Cowra and Forbes Libraries will open with restricted hours.
The first thing we will be offering is lending and returning of items. Please note that computers, printing, photocopying, Justice of the Peace, newspapers, research and studying opportunities will not be offered during this first stage.
Please note social distancing & hygiene rules will apply.
We will continue to monitor the situation and review restrictions to keep everyone safe as COVID-19 rules ease.
You can also head over to the Australian Library & Information Association’s page and complete the Your Library: Tell us how you missed us survey. This will be used to show government how important libraries are for Australia
We look forward to seeing you soon. We have missed you.
National Simultaneous Storytime 27 May
Book in for virtual National Simultaneous Storytime with Children’s Laureate Ursula Dubosarsky by the State Library of NSW reading the wonderful story Whitney and Britney Chicken Divas by Lucinda Gifford. Whitney and Britney are two gorgeous chooks, Fluffy and silky with stunning good looks. Dora is perplexed about where her chooks go each night. Little does she know, they are Whitney and Britney, Chicken Divas!
Please book your place online now to avoid disappointment. NSS will be held around Australia at 11am on Wednesday 27 May 2020. Tune-in from 10.30am for the warm-up.
You can also get involved by downloading the colouring-in poster and displaying it in your window to show you are joining in the fun. Don’t forget to dress up!!!
Hundreds of Great Films to Stream at Home
We invite you to use your Library Card for a fresh take on the best stories set to film, with the finest handpicked collection of independent documentaries, TV shows and feature films streamed straight to you at home. Sourced from film festivals and the latest commercial releases through to creative independent filmmaking, our fast-growing collection is a treasure trove of old and new cinematic delights to make you think and keep you entertained. Here is the link: https://beamafilm.com/loginLib/central-west
Please note that streaming beamafilm will count towards your download limits at home or on your device.
We have topped up our digital content to help you stay entertained during COVID-19 Government restrictions with the launch of an innovative platform indyreads. You can now access more than 11,000 new ebooks and audiobooks at home for free.
Developed by the State Library of NSW, indyreads gives CWL members 24/7 access to a range of ebooks including fiction titles by well-known and popular authors, poetry collections, cookbooks, educational books, local studies resources and much more.
Indyreads also includes books from independent Australian and international publishers as well as the best examples of self-publishing, offering communities a greater diversity of stories.
To log onto indyreads you will need to:
- Download the app from the App Store or Google Play to use on your phone or tablet.
- Choose ‘Central West Libraries’ from the drop down list
- Type in your library card number
- Type in the password or PIN number associated with your library card.
Please call us on 6393 8132 if you require any assistance with your PIN number. Enjoy!
Things to do at Home
While our doors are closed Central West Libraries is open online 24/7 and we have created some activities for you to do at home. Enjoy Eye Spy – Old Tek and Treasures in Nature, Scavenger Hunts – Around the House and Online Treasures, Lego Club Challenge – Get building, Gardening – Plant a winter crop and Storytime at home with us.
Discover ebooks, eaudiobooks and magazines with BorrowBox and rbdigital, movies & documentaries for adults and children with Kanopy streaming services, magazines, newspapers through Newsbank Access Australia and Gale Onefile News Newsstand. Information to help with assignments is here too.
Not a member? Join online to get a temporary access card to ebooks and eaudiobooks.
Email us at email@example.com for assistance or phone 6393 8132. Enjoy.