Library Programs are Back
With news that the lockdown for Blayney, Cabonne and Orange Local Government Areas will be lifted, most CWL programs will resume from tomorrow – Wednesday 28 July.
We look forward to seeing you! WooHoo! We are back!
Blayney, Cabonne, Orange Libraries Closed
Please be advised due to the current lockdown in Blayney, Orange and Cabonne Local Government Areas, libraries in Blayney, Canowindra, Manildra, Molong and Orange will be closed for the next 7 days. Cowra and Forbes Libraries are open.
CWL online services – Story Box Library, audiobooks, magazines, Beamafilms, Kanopy, Kanopy Kids are available online 24/7 via the website: www.cwl.nsw.gov.au.
Library programs planned for the next 7 days will not be going ahead – this includes Orange and Canowindra Storytimes, Music For Little Ears, 1,2 Books, Ten Minutes a Day, Orange Purlers, Orange Family History Group, Code Club, and Lego Club.
If you have library items due, please call us on 6393 8132 to renew them for you. Any reservations will be available for collection after the lockdown ends.
If you need assistance with online access, your PIN or have any questions, please call us on 6393 8132.
Thank you for your patience and understanding at this time. We hope you take care, stay safe and well. See you all in 7 days.
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.
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
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!