Libraries Reopen After Lockdown Ends
The stay-at-home orders currently in place in the Orange City Council, Blayney Shire Council, and Cabonne Shire Council areas will be lifted at 12.01am Wednesday July 28 (midnight tonight) Woohoo! Great news!
Blayney, Cabonne, Orange Libraries Closed
Please be advised due to the current lockdown in Blayney, Orange and Cabonne Local Government Areas, libraries in Blayney, Canowindra, Manildra, Molong and Orange will be closed for the next 7 days. Cowra and Forbes Libraries are open.
CWL online services – Story Box Library, audiobooks, magazines, Beamafilms, Kanopy, Kanopy Kids are available online 24/7 via the website: www.cwl.nsw.gov.au.
Library programs planned for the next 7 days will not be going ahead – this includes Orange and Canowindra Storytimes, Music For Little Ears, 1,2 Books, Ten Minutes a Day, Orange Purlers, Orange Family History Group, Code Club, and Lego Club.
If you have library items due, please call us on 6393 8132 to renew them for you. Any reservations will be available for collection after the lockdown ends.
If you need assistance with online access, your PIN or have any questions, please call us on 6393 8132.
Thank you for your patience and understanding at this time. We hope you take care, stay safe and well. See you all in 7 days.
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.
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!
Literacy Programs Return to Central West Libraries
We are re-invigorating our libraries with real life events. First up will be our baby, toddler and pre-school programs – Ten Minutes a Day; 1,2 Books; and Storytime. Music For Little Ears, Inklings Book Club and Code Club will follow soon, and Lego Club will be held on the last Monday of the month at Orange City Library. More events are also also planned for our branches.
Check our CWL website events page for details and bookings. Bookings open up a week before each event or call your local library.
Storytime also returns to Forbes Library on Fridays at 10.30am with Candice from 12th February. On alternate Fridays enjoy Forbes Birth to Kinder Rhyme Time returning 5th February 2021. Register 6852 1463.
At Cowra Library Storytime returns every Thursday from 11 February at 10.30am to 11am with Stassi. Register 6340 2180.
Please note COVID-19 regulations apply – register, hand sanitise and social distance; and please stay home if you or your child is unwell. Thank you. And we look forward to welcoming you to our libraries – Blayney, Canowindra, Cowra, Forbes, Manildra, Molong and Orange in 2021.