School Holiday Activity - I SPY
Louise and Rohan Wythes enjoyed searching for hidden items in the glass I SPY display at the Orange City Library.
It is part of the ‘Summer Reading Club’ activities which will be taking place at the Library over the school holidays. Remember to pick up your Summer Reading Club pack next time you call in!
Cowra Library Staff are ready to supply customers with summer reading materials. Come in to the cool Library and dip into the pool filled with adventure stories, OR check out the digital media display offering music CDs, DVDs and audio books all with a Christmas or Summer theme.
Today we played carols to set the scene and I heard customers humming in (and out) of tune . The kids loved singing out loud! Their favourite was “All I want for Christmas is my two front teeth “. The disc comes with the book which Maryanne read to them today.
Come in and pick up you Summer Reading Club pack. This year’s theme is Adventure!
Breaking News.......Freeda the Reader Found
Happy cheers, tears and hugs (and sighs of relief! Phew!) today with Freeda the Reader returning safely home to her friends and colleagues at Orange City Library. The search for missing Library Mascot, Freeda the Reader, is over. She was found, safe and well, thanks to the hard work of Orange Police assisted by super slueths all over the Central West as part of Summer Reading Club.
Snr Constable Greg Treavors returned Freeda today as sightings, clues and information from the public led police to re-visit Lake Canobolas. He spoke to children today about the importance of telling friends and family about where you are going and explained how police conducted the investigation.
Freeda told everyone of her amazing adventures – fishing, camping, visiting other libraries, reading, meeting people on the road and said all she wanted to do was host a party! She was the special guest at the Summer Reading Club Wrap Party held today. Thank you to everyone who expressed their concerns and helped locate our Platypus Mascot.
Platypus Facts....Did you know?
The more we search for Freeda, the more people who come forward with information. The Department of Primary Industries has advised us of some interesting facts regarding platypus:
Did you know?
Platypus actually means flat foot.
A platypus can hold its breath underwater for between 2 and ten minutes.
They eat fresh water crustaceans and insects.
They are widespread and can be found from Cape York down the east coast including Tasmania.
Their bill feels soft and rubbery.
Their bill is also highly sensitive. They use electroreception to detect food – it is like a 6th sense.
The males have a venomous gland behind their knee that is connected to a spur on the inside of the ankle.
And they are very ancient, their ancestors date back 110 million years.
Now you know………….
Freeda the Reader Spotted at Molong
Library Mascot Freeda the Reader continues to elude us but we are heartened by two sightings of her around Molong today. First she was seen greeting a fellow platypus, shocked Post Office staff reported a Platypus posting letters around lunchtime and then she was spotted outside the Library! Did you see her?