Family literacy events return to Orange City Library for the first school term in February 2020. Online bookings open one week in advance or call 6393 8132.
Monday 3rd February
When: Every Monday 10.15 – 10.45am during school term
Ages: 1 – 2
Each session includes rhymes, action songs, finger plays and stories in an interactive way for parents and carers to introduce little ones age 1-2 years, to the fun of sharing nursery rhymes, action songs and stories. Sessions are lively and stimulating for both babies and parents. There is a limit of 15 to these sessions.
Ten Minutes a Day
Monday 3rd February
When: Every Monday 10.45 – 11.15am during school term
Ages 0 – 1
Ten Minutes a Day is an exciting programme to help you to develop your baby’s pre-literacy skills and get them on the right track for reading and language development.
Tuesday 4th February, Wednesday 5th February and Thursday 6th February
Ages: 3 – 5
Storytimes at Orange City Library are lots of fun. We read stories, sing songs, play games and do craft. They are held during the school term and cater for preschool children and their carers. Storytime is free and each session lasts approximately one hour. Tuesday’s programme (book and craft) is repeated on Wednesday and Thursday.
Bookings are essential. There is a limit of 25 to these sessions.
Music for Little Ears
Wednesday 5th February and Friday 7th February
When: 6 weeks each school term on Wednesday and Friday, 10.00—10.20am
Ages: 2 – 5
Sessions initiate little ears to classical music, singing, percussion, dancing and musical games. In partnership with the Orange Regional Conservatorium.
Bookings are essential. There is a limit of 20 to these sessions.
Please book your place on online via Eventbrite.com.au. one week in advance or call the library on 6393 8132.
Stock up on your reading, watching and listening materials before the weekend. Central West Libraries branches – Blayney, Canowindra, Cowra, Forbes, Manildra, Molong and Orange will be closed for the Australia Day Holiday on Monday 27 January 2020.
Please note Orange City Library will be open on Sunday 26 January from 1pm – 5pm.
And a reminder Central West Libraries is open 24/7 via the website for magazine, ebook and audiobook downloads. Happy Australia Day reading weekend!
If you registered for Summer Reading Club it is time to get ready for the Summer Reading Club Wrap Party to be held on Thursday 23 January at Orange City Library from 2pm – 4pm.
You’ve read under shady trees, in handmade forts, and snuggled in bed with your pet. Maybe you’ve swapped favourite books with your friends, read aloud to your granny, or used a recipe to make super-duper-choccorrific fudge cake. You’ve read the map on your family car-trip, and the prices on the gelato menu.
Now, join us at Orange City Library to party down!
…..with friends, yummy food, fun games and activities (and prizes)!
Dress up as your favourite story villain and take your mugshot in the photo booth, pin the book on the bookcase, make a bookmark, and tell us about all of your reading adventures during the holidays.
All ages are welcome, although children under 8 must be accompanied by an adult.
Book your place online https://bit.ly/3750bkQ and be ready to party!
Free School Holiday Show: Andy Jones
Join bestselling children’s author and entertainer Andy Jones in his latest show Quizz-itch at Orange City Library on Wednesday 22 January 10am – 12 noon. Dress to impress as your favourite Hogwarts character if you like, brush up on your Harry Potter knowledge and prepare to have an amazing time. There will be quizzes, games, teasers and loads of fun! Andy Jones is the Wizard of Quiz, Master of Mirth, Magic and all things Harry Potter. Book your place online or call 6393 8132. This is a free event for ages 8+.
Wentworth Mine Airing of the Quilts
Be part of this amazing display of quilts at Wentworth Mine in March 2020. The deadline for entries has been extended to Monday 13 January 2020. The historic Wentworth Main Mine site, Lucknow, will host the inaugural Airing of the Quilts on 7-8 March 2020. The 1930s goldmine will be the back drop for the professionally judged and curated quilt show – revitalising the village of Lucknow’s economic heritage. Be part of it or tell a quilter you know.