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.
Happy New Year 2021
Wishing you a happy and safe New Year from all at Central West Libraries.
See you in 2021!
Australian Reading Hour
During November, we’re inviting Australians of all ages and from all walks of life to share and celebrate the joys of reading. Whether you’re picking up a book for the first time or your head is already stuck in one, there’s plenty of books, activities and events as part of our festivities.
Thursday 12 November is the main event – Australian Reading Hour. You’re invited to stop what you’re doing for an hour, pick up a book and read to yourself or the children in your life.
At Orange City Library book a comfy chair, order a beverage on us and celebrate Australian Reading Hour. Bookings via eventbrite.
Children can also book in for the evening event 5pm – 6.30pm to do craft, build a cubby (bring your own blankets and pillows and snacks) for some fun evening reading in the Library.
Unwind, get inspired and find joy in books! From villages to towns and regional cities to farmland, orchards and the bush – the Central West Reads.