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Storytime

National Simultaneous Storytime

Central West Libraries members will be treated to an out-of-this-world experience during the 2021 National Simultaneous Storytime at Orange, Cowra, Forbes, Manildra and Molong libraries.

Space and science-themed dress-ups are encouraged for adults and children alike!

NASA astronaut Dr Shannon Walker will present this year’s featured book Give Me Some Space by author and illustrator Philip Bunting from the International Space Station on Wednesday, May 19 at 11am.

The story, about a young girl’s dreams of life in space and completing her mission, will be read simultaneously to more than one million children across Australia and New Zealand. Come along and join the intergalactic fun.

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Harmony Day Storytimes

Harmony Day’s message “Everyone Belongs” reinforces the importance of inclusiveness.  Join us to celebrate with three special guests at our Orange City Library 11am Storytimes reading Where Happiness Hides, by Anthony Bertini and local illustrator Jennifer Goldsmith, in English as well as Telugu, Japanese and Spanish. Telugu is a language spoken in southern India.

Tues March 16: Telugu

Wed March 17: Japanese

Thurs March 18: Spanish

Please book your place online or call the Library on 6393 8132.  There will be plenty of extra places available at these Harmony Day Storytimes enjoy stories, singing and take home craft.

Storytime Fridays at Forbes Library

Storyteller Candice ready for Forbes Library Storytime

Storytime returns to Forbes Library on Friday 12 February at 10.30am during school terms and Forbes Library Birth to Kinder program makes a welcome return on alternate Fridays at 10.30am.

There is a wealth of evidence to show that children can benefit from someone reading aloud to them:

  • Books bring variety to the way we communicate.
  • Books enhance language development and develop a child’s imagination.
  • Reading is fun and is a special bonding activity between a parent and child.
  • Children that grow up in a book rich environment are more likely to associate reading with pleasure and to later become successful readers themselves.

Join us for Storytime and Birth to Kinder programs at Forbes Library on Fridays at 10.30am. Please book your place online via eventbrite or call the Library on 6852 1463. See you soon!

Cowra Library Storytime Returns

Storyteller Stassi ready for Cowra Library Storytime

Storytime returns to Cowra Library on Thursdays at 10.30am – 11am from 11 February during school term.  We sing songs, read stories and make craft in the children’s area.

Storytime caters for preschool age children and their carers. It helps them prepare for school with children practising listening, communication and social skills. It is free and each session lasts approximately half an hour.

Please arrive 10 minutes early to allow the event to run on time. The storyteller and audience are disrupted by people arriving late. And please bring your enthusiasm, but leave your mobile phone in your bag turned off or down. Thank you.

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.