Free School Holiday Activity Packs
Get creating these school holidays with free take home Activity Packs from Orange City Library, Orange Regional Gallery and Orange Regional Museum. The Library pack features a Cardboard City Project where children can have fun constructing and decorating buildings, cars, trees and more from provided material. Children are also invited to build some of the Central West’s most iconic buildings for the Lego Club Holiday Challenge. Activity Packs will be ready to collect from Monday 6 July. Book your Activity Pack via eventbrite.
We Are Open
Hooray! We are back and we are open. You can now borrow and return books in this first phase of re-opening.
Central West Libraries has planned a staged re-opening from 1 June. Our libraries in Blayney, Canowindra, Cowra, Forbes, Manildra, Molong and Orange will provide limited services and access in this first stage of re-opening after COVID-19 restrictions were eased. Orange, Cowra and Forbes Libraries will open with restricted hours.
The first thing we will be offering is lending and returning of items. Please note that computers, printing, photocopying, Justice of the Peace, newspapers, research and studying opportunities will not be offered during this first stage.
Please note social distancing & hygiene rules will apply.
We will continue to monitor the situation and review restrictions to keep everyone safe as COVID-19 rules ease.
You can also head over to the Australian Library & Information Association’s page and complete the Your Library: Tell us how you missed us survey. This will be used to show government how important libraries are for Australia
We look forward to seeing you soon. We have missed you.
National Simultaneous Storytime 27 May
Book in for virtual National Simultaneous Storytime with Children’s Laureate Ursula Dubosarsky by the State Library of NSW reading the wonderful story Whitney and Britney Chicken Divas by Lucinda Gifford. Whitney and Britney are two gorgeous chooks, Fluffy and silky with stunning good looks. Dora is perplexed about where her chooks go each night. Little does she know, they are Whitney and Britney, Chicken Divas!
Please book your place online now to avoid disappointment. NSS will be held around Australia at 11am on Wednesday 27 May 2020. Tune-in from 10.30am for the warm-up.
You can also get involved by downloading the colouring-in poster and displaying it in your window to show you are joining in the fun. Don’t forget to dress up!!!
Hundreds of Great Films to Stream at Home
We invite you to use your Library Card for a fresh take on the best stories set to film, with the finest handpicked collection of independent documentaries, TV shows and feature films streamed straight to you at home. Sourced from film festivals and the latest commercial releases through to creative independent filmmaking, our fast-growing collection is a treasure trove of old and new cinematic delights to make you think and keep you entertained. Here is the link: https://beamafilm.com/loginLib/central-west
Please note that streaming beamafilm will count towards your download limits at home or on your device.
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.