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.
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 [email protected] 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.
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.
**Please note we have had an overwhelming response to our School Holiday Activity Packs. If you missed out on a pack, please download your own printables here.
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.