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 Richards AM
Manager Central West Libraries
2020 Banjo Paterson Writing Awards
Happy Birthday Banjo Paterson!!! And it is time to announce the call for entries in the 2020 Banjo Paterson Writing Awards with generous prizes for Short Story, Contemporary Poetry and ABC Central West Radio Children’s Awards. These awards established in 1991 honour Banjo Paterson, a great Australian writer and favourite son of Orange with a competition to foster writing with Australian content. Entry forms are now available. Entries close on Friday 24 April and winners are announced on Saturday 1 August at the Orange Readers and Writers Festival.
Happy New Year
Wishing you a Happy New Year from all at Central West Libraries – Blayney, Canowindra, Cowra, Forbes, Manildra, Molong and Orange.
Christmas wishes to you from all at Central West Libraries – Blayney, Canowindra, Cowra, Forbes, Manildra, Molong and Orange. See you in the New Year!
Christmas Opening Hours
Central West Libraries close early on Christmas Eve. Get in early to borrow your holiday reading, listening or watching material. Blayney, Cowra and Forbes Libraries will close for the holidays at 1pm Christmas Eve (Tuesday 24 Dec) and usual hours resume 2 January 2020. Orange City Library will be open between Christmas and New Year. Check the times below and usual hours for all branches resume on Jan 2.