Happy Retirement Lyn
After a long and distinguished career with Central West Libraries, Library Technician with our Technical Services team Lyn Bugden will be wished well on her retirement this week by her colleagues. Lyn is well known in the community for her many years of service at the Library helping people with their enquiries, reference searches, resume questions, readers advisory and organising our magazine collections. Nothing was ever too much trouble as she handled computer problems, upgrades, item tagging and WH&S behind the scenes with kindness and a smile. Congratulations on your long and rewarding career & we wish you a Happy Retirement Lyn!!!!
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@example.com 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.
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.