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10 Aussie Books to Read Before You Die

Last night the results of the 10 Aussie Books to Read Before You Die search by the ABC were revealed. The possible outcome had been the subject of much discussion by Library staff during this, the National Year of Reading. At our regular staff meeting today we poured over the list of winners and counted how many of the top 10 each of us had read.

I don’t think any of us were surprised by the 1st and 2nd pace getters – though some of us may have reversed the order! Read more…

Amazing Paper Chain February Prize winners

Congrats to Feb Amazing Paper Chain Winners

Amazing Paper Chain February Prize Winners

Well done to Emma Wright, Matthew Baines, Alexandra Baines, Patrick Styles, Archie Backus, Tilly Backus (front) and Molly Cameron with friends, holding up their favourite February books at the Amazing Paper Chain prize ceremony at Orange City Library.

Inspiring children to read more this year is one of Central West Libraries goals for the National Year of Reading. In the childrens’ section a length of coloured paper chain is growing daily. Each link has a child’s name and book title they have borrowed and read. Each month children who add to the chain have the chance to win book vouchers, free reservations and bookmarks.

So far there are over 500 links and we’ll hold a guessing competition at the end of the year to guess the final tally of links! Come and check it out and add your link!