Join in holiday adventure at library

Pru Baker at Forbes Library with the books and summer reading packs available.

Pru Baker at Forbes Library with the books and summer reading packs available.

Central West Libraries invites children to join in its summer reading event, the One Library One Book - Kids community reading project.

Library staff are encouraging kids from across the Central West to borrow a copy of How to Make a Movie in 12 Days by Fiona Hardy and join in a library adventure.

The book tells the story of Hayley Whelan, a suburban 11-year-old and amateur filmmaker who has all the ingredients of a great movie - a thrilling horror screenplay, a spooky set, high quality props and a stellar actress.

As she and her friends embark on their tight film schedule, however, things do start to go wrong. Is someone trying to sabotage her movie?

The stage is set for a great read, and the libraries are offering children the chance to engage with the book and the author in coming weeks.

There's a meeting with the author via video link, filmmaking and animation workshops, tricky trivia and the chance to see your short film at a special screening.

For more information call Forbes Library on 68521463 or go online to www.cwl.nsw.gov.au/one-library-one-book-kids

To get started, borrow a copy of How to Make a Movie in 12 Days - Forbes Library has a number of copies.

Toonworld Stop Motion workshops are coming to Cowra, Orange, Blayney and Canowindra on Tuesday, January 12 and Wednesday, January 13.

There's an Essential Film Skills workshop at Orange City Library on Friday, January 15 and a Zoom meeting with author Fiona Hardy on Wednesday, January 20.

Bookings are essential for all events.

Forbes Library also has holiday activity booklets, and the summer reading club is up and running.