National Simultaneous Storytime Wed 22 May 11am
Connect with everyone around the country when we read the same children’s story at the
same time for National Simultaneous Storytime on Wednesday 22 May at 11am during Library and Information Week. We will be reading Nick Bland’s delightful story The Wrong Book.
It’s about a little boy called Nicholas Ickle trying to tell a story, but he keeps
getting interrupted by characters from other stories – a pirate, a queen, even
some monsters! To get a chance to tell his story, he has to convince the others
that they are in the wrong book…….
National Simultaneous Storytime is an important annual campaign that aims to encourage
more young Australians to read and enjoy books. Now in its 13th successful year,
it is fun event that aims to promote the value of reading and literacy using an Australian children’s book that explores age appropriate themes and addresses key learning areas of the National Curriculum for Grades 1 to 6. Enjoy!
Cancer Council Info At Cowra Library
Cowra Library has put together an extensive display of
Cancer Council resources and Library materials to support the 2013 Relay
for Life being held at Sid Kallas Oval, Cowra 11-12 May. The event includes the Survivors Walk and the Candlelight Ceremony of Hope. To check all the Relay details go to: http://relay.cancercouncil.com.au/2013/cowra_and_district
Ladies from the Cancer Council renewed the Library’s
information stand and will highlight the details in upcoming promotions. Good luck in the Relay everyone and thank you for supporting the Cancer Council.
Happy Birthday Banjo Paterson: Writing Awards
It’s Banjo’s birthday (Sunday 17th February) and to celebrate we are announcing the call for entries in the Banjo Paterson Writing Awards. Poet, solicitor, journalist, war correspondent and ballad writer Andrew Barton “Banjo” Paterson (1864 – 1941) was born near Orange and each year the Central West Writers’ Centre, in conjunction with Central West Libraries, The Central Western Daily and ABC Central West Radio announce the call for entries in the Banjo Paterson Writing Awards.
There are four categories:
Bush Poetry and
ABC Central West Radio Children’s Writing Awards for writing by children aged 16 years and under
Library Lovers Day: What's Hot at Cowra
Cowra Library lovers are adding to the Wall of Love for Library Lovers Day. The Library team added a few famous literary quotes about reading and they also displayed what was “hot” reading…….
Free Show for Ages 5 - 12 See Andy Jones
Bestselling children’s entertainer and author Andy Jones presents an hilarious musical show about jokes and humour. Andy uses his guitar, drums and other props to help kids understand humour and why jokes are funny. Andy has written the Enormous Book of Hot Jokes, The Fartionary and the Ripper Razzle Dazzle Big Book of Fun. The performance is designed for Infants and Primary School age children 5 – 12.
Andy will be performing at Orange and Cowra:
Tuesday 8th January 11am
Orange City Library, Byng Street, Orange
Bookings 6393 8132
Wednesday 9th January 2.30pm
Darling Street, Cowra
Bookings 6340 2180