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!
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
24 Hour Read Thank YouWhat a whirlwind 24 Hours! We were busy taking photos and uploading throughout the night thanks to our keen facebookers!!! We love all your photos and comments. It was fabulous to see such a wide variety of people reading in all different places. And how good are the “reading” x-ray images? The children, the pets, those naughty bears? The early birds, schoolchildren, the gym goers and people at home, local clubs, and in their workplace and those reading to others! We really appreciate everyone’s efforts to show the Central West is a reading community, reading is fun and just ten minutes reading a day can really make a difference to a child and help develop skills for life. Photos are going to be coming in for a little while yet and you can view them at www.facebook.com/CWLibraries. Keep reading everyone!
Quick Picks at all our Libraries
The cooler weather is a good excuse to catch up on some reading so why not try the Quick Picks selection at any of our Central West Librares branches – Blayney, Cowra, Canowindra, Forbes, Manildra, Molong and Orange? Call into your nearest library, check out the Quick Picks display and choose a paperback novel. This is a new service for the National Year of Reading.
These books are extra copies of our Central West Libraries more popular titles. They have a quick turnover too – borrowing is for two weeks and there are no reservations taken on these ones. It makes choosing your next read easier. Pictured is Ruth Bingham at Blayney checking out the Quick Picks on display. See you soon.
National Simultaneous Storytime - The Very Cranky BearShare the joys of reading in this annual event during the National Year of Reading as children across Australia experience the same book at the same time.
Join our Library team for a reading and performance of this year’s story, The Very Cranky Bear, by Nick Bland. You will never guess who is going to be the bear.
When four friends encounter a cranky bear, Moose, Lion and Zebra all think they know how to cheer him up. But it is plain, boring Sheep who has the answer!
Vibrant illustrations and a fun, engaging story make this book perfect for reading aloud.
Children and carers can also join in the craft project and enjoy morning tea.
Come along to National Simultaneous Storytime
Orange City Library
147 Byng Street, Orange
Wednesday 23 May
No bookings required
See you there!