Library Programs are Back
With news that the lockdown for Blayney, Cabonne and Orange Local Government Areas will be lifted, most CWL programs will resume from tomorrow – Wednesday 28 July.
We look forward to seeing you! WooHoo! We are back!
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.
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.
Music for Little Ears at Home
Great news! Our friend Samantha from Orange Regional Conservatorium is now delivering the fantastic Music For Little Ears at Home online. Register now with us via eventbrite to watch a series of 6 weekly videos Samantha has created to explore fun and interactive ways for children with singing, nursery rhymes, percussion and movement! Music has been proven to help with learning literacy and language. And keep an eye out for some special guest appearances in the coming weeks. Let’s get ready to sing and dance.
Library Literacy Programs Return
Family literacy events return to Orange City Library for the first school term in February 2020. Online bookings open one week in advance or call 6393 8132.
Monday 3rd February & Tuesday 4th February
When: Every Monday & Tuesday 10.15 – 10.45am during school term
Ages: 1 – 2
Each session includes rhymes, action songs, finger plays and stories in an interactive way for parents and carers to introduce little ones age 1-2 years, to the fun of sharing nursery rhymes, action songs and stories. Sessions are lively and stimulating for both babies and parents. There is a limit of 15 to these sessions.
Ten Minutes a Day
Monday 3rd February
When: Every Monday 10.45 – 11.15am during school term
Ages 0 – 1
Ten Minutes a Day is an exciting programme to help you to develop your baby’s pre-literacy skills and get them on the right track for reading and language development.
Tuesday 4th February, Wednesday 5th February and Thursday 6th February
Ages: 3 – 5
Storytimes at Orange City Library are lots of fun. We read stories, sing songs, play games and do craft. They are held during the school term and cater for preschool children and their carers. Storytime is free and each session lasts approximately one hour. Tuesday’s programme (book and craft) is repeated on Wednesday and Thursday.
Bookings are essential. There is a limit of 25 to these sessions.
Music for Little Ears
Wednesday 5th February and Friday 7th February
When: 6 weeks each school term on Wednesday and Friday, 10.00—10.20am
Ages: 2 – 5
Sessions initiate little ears to classical music, singing, percussion, dancing and musical games. In partnership with the Orange Regional Conservatorium.
Bookings are essential. There is a limit of 20 to these sessions.
Please book your place on online via Eventbrite.com.au. one week in advance or call the library on 6393 8132.