National Simultaneous Storytime
Central West Libraries members will be treated to an out-of-this-world experience during the 2021 National Simultaneous Storytime at Orange, Cowra, Forbes, Manildra and Molong libraries.
Space and science-themed dress-ups are encouraged for adults and children alike!
NASA astronaut Dr Shannon Walker will present this year’s featured book Give Me Some Space by author and illustrator Philip Bunting from the International Space Station on Wednesday, May 19 at 11am.
The story, about a young girl’s dreams of life in space and completing her mission, will be read simultaneously to more than one million children across Australia and New Zealand. Come along and join the intergalactic fun.
Meet Author Richard Anderson
You are invited to meet Richard Anderson author of Small Mercies and our One Library One Book community read when he visits the Central West.
RBdigital changes to the Libby App
The new Libby App is here! We have changed how you access RBdigital audiobooks, ebooks and magazines. To access items on our new platform you will need to download the ‘Libby’ App to your device. The Libby App is available Free from Apple and Google Play
Remember to select ‘Central West Libraries’ as your library.
If you have any questions check our FAQs first and give us a call on 6393 8132 if you have any concerns with logging into the new app.
You will still have access to all the great audiobooks and even more ebooks, bestsellers, new releases and magazines available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Enjoy!
One Library One Book - Small Mercies
We are excited to announce the One Library One Book choice for this year is Small Mercies by Richard Anderson.
“A fine-grained study of a marriage and a land in crisis…A wonderful book.” Author Jock Serong.
Join the conversation on our One Library One Book facebook page and when author Richard Anderson tours our libraries in April. We hope everyone in the region reads and discusses this book at the same time. Copies available from any of our branches – Blayney, Canowindra, Cowra, Forbes, Manildra, Molong, Orange. Happy reading!
Storytime Fridays at Forbes Library
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!