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Banjo Paterson Writing Award Winners

Three incredible writers haven made history by becoming the first joint winners in the Short Story Section of the 2021 Banjo Paterson Writing Awards and impressive writing featured in the ABC Radio Children’s Awards. We are pleased to announce the winners:

Short Story

Sagamba Muhira

James Page

1s Sagamba Muhira,West End QLD, and James Page, Eventide NSW – Out of Africa

Carmel Lillis

1st Carmel Lillis, Yarraville VIC –  Laughing like children

Contemporary Poetry

Mark O’Flynn

1st Prize, Mark O’Flynn, Katoomba  NSW – Interesting times we could all do without

ABC Radio Children’s Awards

Lola Stafford

1st Lola Stafford, Billywilliga near Bathurst NSW – Story – One Land …Two People

2nd Sybilla Chapman, Bathurst NSW – Poem – Our Underwater Aussie Garden

3rd Luke Favantines, Mt Victoria NSW – Poem – Light and Dark

Congratulations to all who entered the awards and the 2021 winners!!!

 

Library Programs are Back

With news that the lockdown for Blayney, Cabonne and Orange Local Government Areas will be lifted, most CWL programs will resume from tomorrow – Wednesday 28 July.

Bookings are now open for Storytime, 1,2 Books and Ten Minutes a Day at Orange City Library.
**Please note: Music For Little Ears at Orange City Library will resume on Wednesday 4th August and Friday 6th August. Bookings will open one week prior (soon).
Molong Storytime will be on Friday 6th August at 11.15am. We sing songs, play games, make craft and enjoy stories. Come along and join in the fun.
Storytimes at Canowindra, Cowra and Forbes Libraries continue as per usual.

We look forward to seeing you! WooHoo! We are back!

Libraries Reopen After Lockdown Ends

The stay-at-home orders currently in place in the Orange City Council, Blayney Shire Council, and Cabonne Shire Council areas will be lifted at 12.01am Wednesday July 28 (midnight tonight) Woohoo! Great news!

NSW Health said there has been no further transmission of COVID-19 detected in the region since the case notified on 20 July.
Orange City Council, Blayney Shire Council, and Cabonne Shire Council will revert to the same NSW Health Orders as the rest of regional NSW from tomorrow (Wednesday).
So please remember to sign-in, wear a mask, socially distance 1.5 metres, use the hand sanitiser provided, handwash thoroughly and regularly, and please get tested if you have COVID-like symptoms and stay home if unwell.
Libraries at Blayney, Canowindra, Manildra, Molong and Orange will resume usual hours from tomorrow – Wednesday 28 July.
Thank you for your kindness, patience and understanding during this difficult time for everyone in the community. Your support is much appreciated by the Library team.
Well done Central West!

Blayney, Cabonne, Orange Libraries Closed

Please be advised due to the current lockdown in Blayney, Orange and Cabonne Local Government Areas, libraries in Blayney, Canowindra, Manildra, Molong and Orange will be closed for the next 7 days. Cowra and Forbes Libraries are open.

CWL online services – Story Box Library, audiobooks, magazines, Beamafilms, Kanopy, Kanopy Kids are available online 24/7 via the website: www.cwl.nsw.gov.au.

Library programs planned for the next 7 days will not be going ahead – this includes Orange and Canowindra Storytimes, Music For Little Ears, 1,2 Books, Ten Minutes a Day, Orange Purlers, Orange Family History Group, Code Club, and Lego Club.

If you have library items due, please call us on 6393 8132 to renew them for you. Any reservations will be available for collection after the lockdown ends.

 If you need assistance with online access, your PIN or have any questions, please call us on 6393 8132. 

Thank you for your patience and understanding at this time. We hope you take care, stay safe and well. See you all in 7 days.

#Blayney #Canowindra #Manildra #Molong  #Cabonne #Orange #orangensw #orange360 #regionallockdownnsw #COVID19

Please Wear a Mask at your Library

Tam and Alex abide by the NSW Health Guidelines

We are ready to welcome you to our Libraries at Blayney, Canowindra, Cowra, Forbes, Manildra, Molong and Orange –  but we do ask you to please be mindful of current NSW Health Regulations:

* stay home if unwell

* check in using QR Codes or our iPads

* use hand sanitiser provided

* social distance 1.5 metres

* wear a mask (if over 12 years).

Please note school holiday activities at Orange City Library will be going ahead ~ except for The Beanies performance ~ we are allowing more space for attendees to our Lego Club, Science in the Kitchen and Sew Much Fun.

The recently started Storytime program at Canowindra Library will  continue as planned.

In regards to our Orange Readers and Writers Festival we will continue to monitor the NSW Health Regulations and keep you informed.

Thank you for abiding by the new guidelines. It is much appreciated by all the library team and library members.

#pleasewearamask #schoolholidays #thebeaniesaus