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.
Music For Litte Ears Start Date Change to Friday
Lots of Happy Sounds Return to the Library This Week
Lots of happy sounds are expected in the Library this week and next as our school term events return. Call us to book your place for Storytime, Music for Little Ears and Baby Rhyme and Read:
Storytime Returns for New School Term Tuesday 15th July
Storytime for Pre-School age children and their carers returns this school term at Orange City Library on Tuesdays, Wednesdays at 11am, and Thursdays at 11am and 2pm. Each session includes storytelling and craft. Bookings open one week before each session, to book your place please call 6393 8132.
Music For little Ears Returns Wednesday 23 July and Friday 25 July
Join in the fun of Music for Little Ears. Listening to different types of music helps “little ears” get ready to learn language skills. We have percussion instruments just the right size for little hands: Bells, Maraquitas, Drums & Tambourines. Samantha from the Orange Conservatorium presents the musical program at the library on Wednesdays and Fridays at 10am. Children aged 3-5 years are welcome to join the program. Call library staff on 6393 8132 to book your place for term four starting on Wednesday 23 July.
Music For Little Ears will initiate little ears to classical music, singing, percussion, dancing and musical games. This helps children learn language and social skills. The program is supported by Orange Regional Arts Foundation.
Baby Rhyme and Read Returns on Monday 21st July
If you would like to learn words and actions to popular nursery rhymes to teach your little ones, then come along to Baby Rhyme and Read at Orange City Library. Parents and carers are invited to get involved in the baby Rhyme and Read sessions to help prepare their babies for learning to read. Babies aged from 0 to 12 months enjoy rhymes, singing and sounds to help them develop and learn. The nuts and bolts of literacy are established in childhood. Parents, carers and adult role models have a powerful impact on their child’s enjoyment of reading and their ability to read. By singing nursery rhymes, reading and talking to your baby, they will get used to language and enjoying it – and that is what these sessions are about.
Baby Rhyme and Read sessions are free and will be held from Monday 21st July at 10.15am for six weeks at Orange City Library, Byng Street, Orange. Each session goes for just 30 mins. Places are limited so please call the Library on 6393 8132 to book your place.