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.
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Orange City Library Programs Return
Literacy Programs are returning to Orange City Library from Monday 20 July for School Term 3. Hygiene and social distancing restrictions will be in place according to NSW Health COVID-19 Guidelines. Programs returning are Ten Minutes a Day, 1,2 Books, Storytime and Pageturners Book Discussion Group. Please book your place online via eventbrite or call the Library on 6393 8132. Numbers strictly limited.
Pageturners Book Club Returns
Pageturners Book Discussion Group returns on Wednesday 12 August at 5.30pm – 7pm to discuss the Miles Franklin Literary Awards shortlist.
It is time for easing of COVID-19 Restrictions Phase III at Central West Libraries. Some events will be returning to the Library under the NSW Public Health Guidelines for the Corona Virus COVID-19 Pandemic.
This means hygiene and social distancing 1.5m rules will apply:
- please stay home if you are unwell
- wash hands frequently
- use hand sanitiser
- socially distance 1.5m
Pageturners will be meeting in the Local Studies Room at Orange City Library and numbers will be restricted to 10 people.
We have set up our booking/reservation system via eventbrite to start at 9am on Monday 13th July. Book here.
If you have any concerns using or accessing eventbrite, please call Reading and Writing Coordinator Jasmine on 6393 8125 to reserve your place.
We have missed our book club discussions and look forward to seeing you all again soon.
Take the Storytime Pledge
These school holidays, it’s time to take the Storytime Pledge.
A book. A child. A reader. A promise.
Join Australia’s science community in standing up (or sitting down) to prioritise sharing a book with a child in your life, and help our next generation reach their fullest potential.