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Children

Storytime Fridays at Forbes Library

Storyteller Candice ready for Forbes Library Storytime

Storytime returns to Forbes Library on Friday 12 February at 10.30am during school terms and Forbes Library Birth to Kinder program makes a welcome return on alternate Fridays at 10.30am.

There is a wealth of evidence to show that children can benefit from someone reading aloud to them:

  • Books bring variety to the way we communicate.
  • Books enhance language development and develop a child’s imagination.
  • Reading is fun and is a special bonding activity between a parent and child.
  • Children that grow up in a book rich environment are more likely to associate reading with pleasure and to later become successful readers themselves.

Join us for Storytime and Birth to Kinder programs at Forbes Library on Fridays at 10.30am. Please book your place online via eventbrite or call the Library on 6852 1463. See you soon!

Cowra Library Storytime Returns

Storyteller Stassi ready for Cowra Library Storytime

Storytime returns to Cowra Library on Thursdays at 10.30am – 11am from 11 February during school term.  We sing songs, read stories and make craft in the children’s area.

Storytime caters for preschool age children and their carers. It helps them prepare for school with children practising listening, communication and social skills. It is free and each session lasts approximately half an hour.

Please arrive 10 minutes early to allow the event to run on time. The storyteller and audience are disrupted by people arriving late. And please bring your enthusiasm, but leave your mobile phone in your bag turned off or down. Thank you.

Orange City Library Programs Return

Literacy Programs are returning to Orange City Library from Monday 20 July for School Term 3. Hygiene and social distancing restrictions will be in place according to NSW Health COVID-19 Guidelines. Programs returning are Ten Minutes a Day, 1,2 Books, Storytime and Pageturners Book Discussion Group. Please book your place online via eventbrite or call the Library on 6393 8132. Numbers strictly limited.

Take the Storytime Pledge

These school holidays, it’s time to take the Storytime Pledge.

A book. A child. A reader. A promise.

Join Australia’s science community in standing up (or sitting down) to prioritise sharing a book with a child in your life, and help our next generation reach their fullest potential.

The Storytime Pledge is a campaign being run by Australia’s Chief Scientist, Dr Alan Finkel, calling on all Australians to do one simple thing: read a book to a child.

Make your pledge here:
https://www.chiefscientist.gov.au/takethepledge

#storytimepledge

School Holiday Lego Competition

Children can enter the  LEGO Club Holiday Challenge to construct some of the Central West’s most iconic buildings. The buildings may be historic or modern. They can all be created in Lego. Take photos of the original building and your Lego version (check out Lego Legend Emma’s Emmaville Cottage).  Submit them together with your age and contact details via email to library@cwl.nsw.gov.au  and go into the prize draw. Have fun.

Children have until Wednesday 29 July to submit their entries to the competition and winners will be drawn on Saturday 1 August.