Oberon Council Library News - 5 February 2015

Release – Oberon Council Library News

Release Date: Thursday 5 February 2015



Oberon Council funds 93% of the cost to operate the Oberon Library. The State contribution has declined from 23.6% in 1980 to just 7%. During February, the Oberon Library will provide postcards that you can send to our local NSW Member of Parliament.  You are invited to write a message of support for libraries and express your concern about the declining State funding. The Library will collect all completed postcards and mail them in bulk to our local member.



On Friday 13 February at 5pm there will be a launch of SIMMER, BAKE, BOIL with a cooking demonstration by local chefs. Rescue a recipe from the Oberon Library shelves, cook the item and bring to the library with a photocopy of the recipe for a sumptuous judging and afternoon tea on February 27 at 5pm. Get your friends involved – sweet or savoury – junior or senior – we want you to cook up a storm! Contact Library staff on 6329 8220 for more information.



This program has once again been very successful. The library was crowded with participants enjoying a delicious afternoon tea while waiting at the prize draw. Mayor John McMahon presented some delighted people with prizes ranging from vouchers to the main prize of a Mini iPod.  Congratulations to the following participants who collected prizes on the day:


13-18 Year Old Section

1st Nicole Ford, 2nd Matilda Marino, 3rd Lisa Safranek

9-12 Year Old Section

1st Kynan Thompson, 2nd Adara Henby, 3rd Kaija Samundsett

5-8 Year Old Section

1st Hannah Gorman, 2nd Keerat  Kalkaat, 3rd Maddison Thompson


Overall Prize – iPod Mini, Hannah Gorman and Parents’ Prize, Max Arnold


Sponsors of this program included Oberon Council, Rotary and Friends of Oberon Library. The Library would like to thank these sponsors for making this a spectacular event which engaged participants between 5 and 18 years of age in literary endeavours and Library use.



The Oberon Library is supporting the Live Well in Oberon Festival being held on 21 March 2015 by having Pedometers available for loan. We are trialling 5 to begin with, for a loan period of 2 weeks.