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Summer Reading Club

Summer Reading Club

Register for Summer Reading Club from December through to January at any branch – Blayney, Canowindra, Cowra, Forbes, Manildra Molong and Orange. AND register online.

This year’s theme is Curious Creatures.

Read books, get rewards!  Read 10 books to receive a rewards card and go in the draw for major prizes. For children, pre-school to highschool.

Get a bookmark with registration. Read 10 books and tick your bookmark off. Every ten books read will receive a rewards card and be entered into the draw for prizes. And join in the activities online for pre-schoolers, primary students and highschoolers. There is no cost to participate in the Summer Reading Club. Enjoy!


Louise and Rohan

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!


Louise and Rohan

Cowra Library 2014 239 SRC

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!




Freeda homecoming

Breaking News.......Freeda the Reader Found


Freeda homecoming

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.

Freeda happy to be home

Freeda happy to be home

Do you recognise this location?

Platypus Facts....Did you know?


Platypus love waterways – do you recognise this location?

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………….