Roald Dahl and William Shakespeare set to shine at Big Sky Libraries


Emily McDonald and Georgia Stokes making treats at Big Sky’s Little Readers (one of Moree Community Library’s junior book clubs).

THIS year marks  six decades of proudly serving three local government areas – Brewarrina Shire, Walgett Shire and Moree Plains Shire – with a cooperative library service now functioning as Big Sky Libraries, and a significant year for two of the most celebrated writers the world has known.
Big Sky Libraries co-operative library manager Sally Walters explains that the Moree Community Library is revelling in the momentous occasion in various 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,’ Ms Walters said.
“We have some fantastic things planned across the library branches, inspired by their works.
“The Moree Community Library’s book clubs for young people have been exploring Roald Dahl all this term, and the school holiday events are highly anticipated,” Ms Walters said.

Shakespearean Stage for Preschool Age (Tuesday July 12, 10.30am-11am)
A Shakespeare inspired Storytime aimed at three- to  five-year-olds. Enjoy dramatic story-reading for young children and then create your own take-home craft.

A Wonka Winter’s Tale (Tuesday July 12, 1pm-2.30pm)
A creative writing and drama workshop aimed at confident young writers.

Roald Dahl Giant Peachy Party! (Thursday July 14, 11am-1pm)
Dress up, or be dressed up, at this special event that includes a lolly making stall, face painting, BFG-inspired dream jars, Roald Dahl book challenge, and much more, including a marvelous mystery movie.

Colouring in competition and Reading Passport Challenge
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.

Media release June 28, 2016