School Holidays at CWL

School Holidays at Orange City Library

We have loads of activities for kids to get stuck into over the summer holidays. Some you can do at home. Others you can do in the Library – yay!!

Welcome to Summer Take Home Activity Pack

Sign up via Eventbrite and collect your pack at the start of the holidays.

Enough activities to see you through Christmas, New Year and right into January!

Registration opens Friday 11 December 2020 at 7:00pm

If you have collected your pack and are ready to make your origami book corners, you can follow along here.

Christmas Craft in the Library

Make gift tags, decorations, wrapping paper and more!

Monday 21 December 2020
Session A: 9am-10:30am
Session B: 11am-12:30pm

Tickets available for registration via Eventbrite Monday 14 December 2020 at 7:00pm

Science in the Kitchen

Explore scientific principles of gas expansion (using popcorn) and melting points (using chocolate). What a delicious way to learn!

Monday 4 January 2021 – 10:00am-12:00pm
Monday 11 January 2021 – 10:00am-12:00pm
Monday 18 January 2021 – 10:00am-12:00pm

Tickets available for registration Monday 28 December 2020 at 7:00pm

LEGO Club at Orange City Library

Tuesday 12 January 2021 – 10:00am-12:00pm
Tuesday 19 January 2021 – 10:00am-12:00pm

Tickets available for registration Monday 28 December 2020 at 7:00pm


One Library, One Book – KIDS

A brand new community reading adventure awaits you and your friends this summer, One Library, One Book – KIDS!   Click the red button above to learn more about it.

Borrow a copy of Fiona Hardy’s How to Make a Movie in 12 Days from your local branch to get started!

Library Chill

Spend a morning at the library, reading, working on a project, a puzzle, or listening to an audiobook (with headphones!).

This is a supervised time, where you can work on your own self-directed activity in a safe space.

BYO book or activity and  your morning tea, and chill out with with us on Wednesdays and Thursdays at Orange City Library.

Wednesday 6th January

Thursday 7th January

Wednesday 13th January

Thursday 14th January

Wednesday 20th January

Thursday 21st January

Tickets available for registration Monday 28 December 2020 at 7:00pm

Summer Reading Club

Activities are available online through the State Library of Queensland and in Library Branches throughout the school holidays.

  • Pick up your SRC Challenge Booklet – Read 40 Ways in 40 Days.
  • Colour and decorate a book spine with a recommendation of a book you have read and glue it to our Library Book Shelf!


More information on Summer Reading Club at Central West Libraries is available here.

Important Stuff and Terms and Conditions:

We are thrilled to be welcoming kids back for school holiday programs.

But please note, things will be running a little differently.

Covid-19 Guidelines mean our numbers are limited. Therefore, we ask that you only register for one of each type of activity, to make sure the maximum number of kids get a go. It’s the same program for each activity, so they won’t be missing out.

Social distancing and good hand hygiene protocols are in place. Have a chat to your kids about this before they come in. If they are unable to respect these protocols, we may need to call you and have you collect your child early.

When you register for an activity there are a number of questions that you must answer for each attendee. These relate to child-safe guidelines and are in place to make sure your kids are safe in our spaces.

Follow Central West Libraries on Eventbrite

Keep an eye on School Holiday Events at Orange City Council

For more information:
P: 6393 8132