Celebrating 60 Years of the Regional Library
2016 marks 60 years of proudly serving three local government areas – Brewarrina Shire, Walgett Shire and Moree Plains Shire with a cooperative library service, functioning today as Big Sky Libraries; and a significant year for two of the most celebrated writers the world has known.
Big Sky Libraries Cooperative Library Manager, Sally Walters explained the Moree Community Library is revelling in the momentous occasion in a variety of ways.
“It is one hundred years since the birth of the ever-popular children’s book author Roald Dahl, and quarter-centenary of William Shakespeare’s death and what better way to celebrate our 60th anniversary than alongside the imaginative works of these authors!” exclaimed Mrs Walters.
In anticipation of the school holiday celebrations, the Moree Community Library’s book clubs for young people have been exploring Roald Dahl during the school term.
Today, the Roald Dahl Giant Peachy Party was held at the Moree Community Library for children of all ages. It was a hugely successful morning with many children attending and enjoying the activities on offer including face painting, BFG (Big Friendly Giant for those not au fait with all things Roald Dahl!) inspired dream jars, Roald Dahl book challenge, and much more, including a marvellous mystery movie.
Moreen Plains even got involved!
The celebrations are ongoing - Be sure to enter Big Sky Libraries colouring in competition! Collect and return the art work to the Moree Community Library, by competition close date - July 22. The Reading Passport
Challenge is also taking off these school holidays. The activity targets young people and supports their ongoing engagement with reading. At any time, collect a Reading Passport from The Moree Community Library and record the number of books read in the space provided. Present the completed Passport to Library staff for a reward.
All events are aimed at young people accompanied by an adult, and are free.
Bookings are appreciated and can be made by calling 6757 3374, or visiting the Library at 36 Balo Street. Enquiries for book clubs for young people can also be made.