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Holiday Activities

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.

Not a member? Join online to get a temporary access card to ebooks and eaudiobooks.
Email us at library@cwl.nsw.gov.au for assistance or phone 6393 8132. Enjoy.

Free School Holiday Show: Andy Jones

Join bestselling children’s author and entertainer Andy Jones in his latest show Quizz-itch at Orange City Library on Wednesday 22 January 10am – 12 noon. Dress to impress as your favourite Hogwarts character if you like, brush up on your Harry Potter knowledge and prepare to have an amazing time. There will be quizzes, games, teasers and loads of fun! Andy Jones is the Wizard of Quiz, Master of Mirth, Magic and all things Harry Potter. Book your place online or call 6393 8132. This is a free event for ages 8+.

Christmas Maker Space (Craft)

Children: Looking to make a last minute Christmas gift for Aunt Mildred because you spent all your pocket money on chocolate frogs?

Parents: Need more time to prepare for Christmas? (or lie on the couch – we won’t tell anyone).

We are hosting a festive Maker Space in Orange City Library for children on Monday 23 December. It is a fun way to start the school holidays and get into the Christmas spirit.

There are two sessions for ages 8 – 16.

Morning 10am – 12 noon

Afternoon 1pm – 3pm

Cost $5 per child per session.

Bookings online or call 6393 8132.

Summer Reading Club is Here!

Join Summer Reading Club and keep entertained with reading fun during Summer. Register at your local library for reading activities during the school holidays, make your own zine, build the paper chain by reading books and join in the Wrap Party on Thursday 23 January at Orange City Library at 2pm. Don’t forget to book online for the Wrap Party or call 6393 8132. You can also register online for extra Summer Reading Club activities.

School Holiday Lego Club

Children were busy making their own creations and set pieces at Orange City Library Lego Club – there were critters, houses, rally cars the beginnings of the Star Wars Millennium Falcon.

Breanna made Dribbal

Arad made Wuzzo

Francesca, James, Francis and Laura at Lego Club

Josh and David make a Lego Technic Rally Car

Liam and Riley work on the Star Wars Millennium Falcon