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Banjo Paterson Writing Awards: Call for Entries

Entries are now open for the annual Banjo Paterson Writing Awards – Short Story, Contemporary Poetry and Children’s Awards. A major change this year is that entrants will be able to email their entries or post by the due date, Friday 23 April 2021.

Well-known author Kim Kelly will be the Short Story judge this year.  Kim is also a book editor and has spent her professional life nurturing and discovering talented writers of all kinds.

The Awards are supported The Central Western Daily and ABC Central West. There are generous prizes to be won and all the details can be found on the entry forms.  Good luck!

One Library One Book - Small Mercies

We are excited to announce the One Library One Book choice for this year is Small Mercies by Richard Anderson.

A fine-grained study of a marriage and a land in crisis…A wonderful book.” Author Jock Serong.

Join the conversation on our One Library One Book facebook page and when author Richard Anderson tours our libraries in April.  We hope everyone in the region reads and discusses this book at the same time. Copies available from any of our branches  – Blayney, Canowindra, Cowra, Forbes, Manildra, Molong, Orange. Happy reading!

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!

Make a Date with your Library

Claire and Andreas prepare snacks & Lego for Library Lovers’ Day on Sunday

Make a date with your library! Celebrate Library Lovers’ Day with us on Sunday afternoon 14 February 2pm – 4pm at Orange City Library. We’ll have refreshments, snacks and fun new Lego kits to break the ice and get you chatting.

Our trainees Claire and Andreas are getting everything ready just for you and a friend. No need to book, just come along. And if you haven’t been to a Library for awhile call into any of our branches – Blayney, Canowindra, Cowra, Forbes, Manildra, Molong and Orange  this week to join up – it’s free!

Orange City Library Christmas Hours

Time to stock up on your reading, listening and watching items for the holidays.

Orange City Library Christmas Opening Hours:

Thurs 24 Dec 9am – 2pm

Fri 25 Dec Public Holiday

Sat 26 Dec Closed

Sun 27 Dec Closed

Mon 28 Dec Public Holiday

Tues 29 Dec 9am – 5pm

Wed 30 Dec 9am – 5pm

Thurs 31 Dec 9am – 5pm

Fri 1 Jan Public Holiday

Sat 2 Jan – Normal Hours Resume At Orange

From Mon 4 Jan – Normal Hours Resume at Branches