Storytimes at Blayney, Cowra, Forbes and Orange
Reading to your little one teaches them to recognise sounds and rhythm of language and is also a great bonding exercise. So why not join in Storytimes at Central West Libraries – they are lots of fun. We read and tell stories, sing songs, play games and do craft. They are held during school terms and cater for pre-school age children and their carers. Storytime is free and each session lasts about one hour.
Blayney sessions are held on the first Thursday of the month at 11am
Cowra sessions are held on the first Thursday of the month at 11am
Forbes sessions are held fortnightly on Fridays at 10.30am. The September sessions will be on 14th and 28th September. Enjoy Rhyme Time on the alternate Fridays.
Orange sessions are held on Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays at 11am. Please book your place for Orange storytimes online through Eventbrite or call the Library on 6393 8132. Bookings are not required at other libraries.
Dress Up Book Week Storytime
Tigers, spacemen, bees, fairies, princesses and cowboys came to Storytime with costumes inspired by much loved books. They enjoyed Book Week prize winning stories read by Storyteller Fiona dressed as Hobbit Bilbo Baggins followed by craft time. Thank you for dressing up everyone!
Storytime "Launches" Cowra
Spacemen were launched into reading at Storytime in Cowra with a Space theme capturing imaginations as children created their own jet packs to propel them between the bookshelves. In the above photo you can see one little spaceman taking flight through Junior shelves with his jetpack on (he was too speedy to catch!). The children made jet packs from soft drink bottles, foil and orange paper. Storyteller Maryanne showed parents pre-school books, early learn-to-read and junior chapter books to help with literacy development.
Cowra’s next story time session will be held at 11am on Thursday 6th March during the Festival of International Understanding. See you there!
Welcome Freeda the Reader
Children at Storytime this week enjoyed meeting special guest – Freeda the Reader. They lined up to pat her flippers and stroke her soft fur. Storyteller Fiona introduced the giant platypus Freeda and talked to the children (carers and parents) about all the qualities that make her unique. Children were also able to guess her favourite hobbies correctly – can you? Yes – swimming and reading! Her wish is for all children to discover the joys of reading.
Freeda the Reader will be helping out with our Summer Reading Club activities during December and January – so when you see her, make sure you say hello.
Springtime at Cowra Library
Cowra Library has sprung into Spring with its’ monthly storytime. Fiona crafted a tree resplendent in cherry blossoms (gorgeous). For the next few months Storytimers and visitors to the Library can help our tree grow flowers, leaves and possibly more branches! Check out books reflecting themes of spring, colour, Japanese culture and Summer. Our ongoing displays are stacked full of gardening books, magazines and dvds.
The next Storytime on Thursday 3rd October is a special school holiday one – lookout for spiders and creepie crawlies to make and place under or around the tree (thank you Maryanne). Its’ open to all ages and she has a selection of topical books.
And a reminder the Sakura Matsuri Cherry Blossom Festival is on at the Japanese Gardens on the 28th September 2013. The Festival has many exciting cultural experiences to demonstrate the traditional Japanese way of life. Sakura Matsuri is a much loved event in the Cowra cultural calendar. It is a time when the natural beauty of spring and the simple elegance of centuries-old traditional Japanese culture combine in the unique Australian setting of the Cowra Japanese Garden – and you are invited to enjoy the result.