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Free School Holiday Activity Packs

Librarians Bek and Alex with the Cardboard City Project

Get creating these school holidays with free take home Activity Packs from Orange City Library, Orange Regional Gallery and Orange Regional Museum. The Library pack features a Cardboard City Project where children can have fun constructing and decorating buildings, cars, trees and more from provided material.  Children are also invited to build some of the Central West’s most iconic buildings for the Lego Club Holiday Challenge.  Activity Packs will be ready to collect from Monday 6 July. Book your Activity Pack via eventbrite.

Yes You Can

Yes you can:

  • Borrow and return items
  • Use our PCs (30 minutes time limit) and access our WiFi
  • Sit in the Library to  study, research and read
  • Use our photocopiers and printers

Newspapers, the Local Studies Room (Orange City Library) and library programs  and group visits will not be available at this stage.

Orange, Cowra and Forbes Libraries will continue to open with restricted hours.

Please note social distancing & hygiene rules will apply.

 

 

We Are Open

Violet chooses a book

Scarlett is happy with her book

Grahame was the first to return books

Bob chooses a new read

Helen was the first back to Cowra Library.

Hooray! We are back and we are open. You can now borrow and return books in this first phase of re-opening.

Central West Libraries has planned a staged re-opening from 1 June. Our libraries in Blayney, Canowindra, Cowra, Forbes, Manildra, Molong and Orange will provide limited services and access in this first stage of re-opening after COVID-19 restrictions were eased.  OrangeCowra and Forbes Libraries will open with restricted hours.

The first thing we will be offering is lending and returning of items. Please note that computers, printing, photocopying, Justice of the Peace, newspapers, research and studying opportunities will not be offered during this first stage.

Please note social distancing & hygiene rules will apply.

We will continue to monitor the situation and review restrictions to keep everyone safe as COVID-19 rules ease.

Keep an eye on the CWL website and our Facebook and Instagram pages for updates and check our COVID-19 FAQ Page.

You can also head over to the Australian Library & Information Association’s page and complete the Your Library: Tell us how you missed us survey. This will be used to show government how important libraries are for Australia

We look forward to seeing you soon. We have missed you.

 

 

 

Music for Little Ears at Home

Great news! Our friend Samantha from Orange Regional Conservatorium is now delivering the fantastic Music For Little Ears at Home online. Register now with us via eventbrite to watch a series of 6 weekly videos Samantha has created to explore fun and interactive ways for children with singing, nursery rhymes, percussion and movement! Music has been proven to help with learning literacy and language. And keep an eye out for some special guest appearances in the coming weeks. Let’s get ready to sing and dance.

Dear Friends

To keep you in the loop following the Prime Minister’s directive all branches of Central West Libraries will close until further notice at the close of business this afternoon (Wednesday 25 March). At this stage staff will continue to work within the branch environment on collection maintenance and other projects and will be here to take your phone calls and answer your emails.

Our key messages are:

  • Please retain any items you  currently have on loan – don’t worry no overdue charges will be incurred
  • All loans have been extended until the end of May 2020 and we will extend this period if necessary
  • Check our website and our social media (Facebook & Instagram) for updates

We are finalising  a range of initiatives that will complement our existing on-line presence  and we will be telling you about these in the days ahead.

I would like to take this opportunity to thank the fabulous CWL team who have been working tirelessly over the past couple of weeks to ensure that this difficult transition goes smoothly. I am so proud of each and every one of them.

To you our dear members, stay safe and well. We might not see you come through our doors for a while but keep in touch and get involved in the discussions we’ll be having on-line and encourage others to join in.

With warmest wishes

Jan

Jan Richards AM
Manager Central West Libraries