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School Holidays

Spring into School Holidays

Children can enjoy a range of activities through Central West Libraries this Spring.

We are showcasing some of the best Australian literature for children and young adults these holidays, as we prepare for the Children’s Book Council of Australia Book Week in October.  If you are a Curious Creature with a Wild Mind, you can be part of fun activities and exciting competitions that ask you to explore and respond to the wonderful CBCA 2020 shortlisted titles.

Central West Libraries “Pick the Winner” competition invites Curious Creatures to investigate the CBCA shortlisted titles and make their choices for Book of the Year across all six categories.  Prizes will be awarded to the entrants whose choices most closely match those chosen by the CBCA judges on October 16.

Enter our “LEGO and CRAFT Book Cover Competition” which challenges children to choose a CBCA shortlisted title and recreate its cover in LEGO or CRAFT!  Email us a photo of your creation to be in the running for some great prizes.

Explore the short-listed titles in Orange City Library’s reading nook, or online through the CBCA website.

Sign up via Eventbrite for a Central West Libraries School Holiday Activity Pack, which will contain which will contain some fun colouring-in and upcycling paper craft.

In addition to our competitions and activities, as always we have a wonderful library filled with books, CDs, DVDs, and magazines just ready to be borrowed for the holidays!

And finally, for those who come into Orange City Library challenge yourself to solve the biggest Eye Spy we have ever made!

School Holiday Lego Competition

Children can enter the  LEGO Club Holiday Challenge to construct some of the Central West’s most iconic buildings. The buildings may be historic or modern. They can all be created in Lego. Take photos of the original building and your Lego version (check out Lego Legend Emma’s Emmaville Cottage).  Submit them together with your age and contact details via email to [email protected]  and go into the prize draw. Have fun.

Children have until Wednesday 29 July to submit their entries to the competition and winners will be drawn on Saturday 1 August.


Free School Holiday Activity Packs

Librarians Bek and Alex with the Cardboard City Project

Get creating these school holidays with free take home Activity Packs from Orange City Library, Orange Regional Gallery and Orange Regional Museum. The Library pack features a Cardboard City Project where children can have fun constructing and decorating buildings, cars, trees and more from provided material.  Children are also invited to build some of the Central West’s most iconic buildings for the Lego Club Holiday Challenge.  Activity Packs will be ready to collect from Monday 6 July. Book your Activity Pack via eventbrite.

**Please note we have had an overwhelming response to our School Holiday Activity Packs. If you missed out on a pack, please download your own printables here.