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!
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.