Free School Holiday Activity Packs
Get creating these school holidays with free take home Activity Packs from Orange City Library, Orange Regional Gallery and Orange Regional Museum. The Library pack features a Cardboard City Project where children can have fun constructing and decorating buildings, cars, trees and more from provided material. Children are also invited to build some of the Central West’s most iconic buildings for the Lego Club Holiday Challenge. Activity Packs will be ready to collect from Monday 6 July. Book your Activity Pack via eventbrite.
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!!!
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 firstname.lastname@example.org for assistance or phone 6393 8132. Enjoy.
Library Literacy Programs Return
Family literacy events return to Orange City Library for the first school term in February 2020. Online bookings open one week in advance or call 6393 8132.
Monday 3rd February & Tuesday 4th February
When: Every Monday & Tuesday 10.15 – 10.45am during school term
Ages: 1 – 2
Each session includes rhymes, action songs, finger plays and stories in an interactive way for parents and carers to introduce little ones age 1-2 years, to the fun of sharing nursery rhymes, action songs and stories. Sessions are lively and stimulating for both babies and parents. There is a limit of 15 to these sessions.
Ten Minutes a Day
Monday 3rd February
When: Every Monday 10.45 – 11.15am during school term
Ages 0 – 1
Ten Minutes a Day is an exciting programme to help you to develop your baby’s pre-literacy skills and get them on the right track for reading and language development.
Tuesday 4th February, Wednesday 5th February and Thursday 6th February
Ages: 3 – 5
Storytimes at Orange City Library are lots of fun. We read stories, sing songs, play games and do craft. They are held during the school term and cater for preschool children and their carers. Storytime is free and each session lasts approximately one hour. Tuesday’s programme (book and craft) is repeated on Wednesday and Thursday.
Bookings are essential. There is a limit of 25 to these sessions.
Music for Little Ears
Wednesday 5th February and Friday 7th February
When: 6 weeks each school term on Wednesday and Friday, 10.00—10.20am
Ages: 2 – 5
Sessions initiate little ears to classical music, singing, percussion, dancing and musical games. In partnership with the Orange Regional Conservatorium.
Bookings are essential. There is a limit of 20 to these sessions.
Please book your place on online via Eventbrite.com.au. one week in advance or call the library on 6393 8132.
Christmas Maker Space (Craft)
Children: Looking to make a last minute Christmas gift for Aunt Mildred because you spent all your pocket money on chocolate frogs?
Parents: Need more time to prepare for Christmas? (or lie on the couch – we won’t tell anyone).
We are hosting a festive Maker Space in Orange City Library for children on Monday 23 December. It is a fun way to start the school holidays and get into the Christmas spirit.
There are two sessions for ages 8 – 16.
Morning 10am – 12 noon
Afternoon 1pm – 3pm
Cost $5 per child per session.
Bookings online or call 6393 8132.