Kids Events


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Library Calendar of Events

View all of the events occurring in the Corvallis-Benton County Public Library system.
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Kids events in Alsea, Monroe and Philomath

Winter Break Reading Program

Corvallis Library Events for Kids

Book Club: Beginning Chapters Book Club

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Participate in a book discussion with fun activities! The Beginning Chapters Book Club is for readers in 2nd through 3rd grade. Book club copies of the current month’s selection can be picked up in the Youth Services Department at the Corvallis-Benton County Public Library. For more information, contact Youth Services: 541-766-6794. Sponsored by the Friends of the Library.

Book Club: Beginning Readers Book Club

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A special monthly book club for beginning readers in grades Kindergarten – 2nd grade. Book discussion and related fun activities. A limited number of copies of each month’s book selection are provided by the Friends of the Library and available at the Youth Reference Desk. For more information, call 541-766-6794. Sponsored by the Friends of the Library.

Children’s Music Concerts

Through partnerships with Corvallis~OSU Piano International, Majestic Chamber Music, the Friends of the Library, and other music programs in the community, the Corvallis-Benton County Public Library offers periodic music performances and special events for children and families. Special Children’s Concert: The Story of Babar the Little Elephant will take place on Saturday, March 18, 2017 at 11:00 am, as part of Corvallis-OSU Piano International’s Steinway Day: People and Pianos.

¡los CUENTOS! (bilingual English/Spanish storytime)

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¡los CUENTOS! English/Spanish Storytime takes place on the second Saturday of every month at 10am in the Corvallis-Benton County Public Library. Come and enjoy a fun bilingual English/Spanish program! Children of all ages are welcome. Meets in the Youth Activity Room. Call 766-6794 for further information.

Venga y disfrute de la fiesta de su biblioteca! Un programa bilingüe cada més en la biblioteca. ¡Gratis! Escucha cuentos y cante canciones. La sala de reunión.

Día (Diversity In Action) Annual Celebration

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Día has been observed annually on April 30th since 1997. It is a day created by librarians and educators as a celebration of childhood and bilingual literacy. It emphasizes the importance of advocating literacy for every child regardless of linguistic and cultural background. The celebration is cross-cultural and intergenerational.

Family Movie Series

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Family movies are periodically shown at the library. Free admission. Bring your own snacks!

Family Music Program

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A family-participation music and movement program led by experienced music instructors of young children. Come prepared to move and join the fun! This program is offered every third Saturday of the month at 10am in the Youth Activity Room.

Lego Club

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Lego Club meets the first Monday of the month, from 3:30-4:30 pm in the Main Meeting Room, beginning October 3, 2016. Come build with fellow Lego fans! Put your skills to the test with new building challenges each month. Legos provided. Feel free to bring your own, too. Grades K-5. Drop in. For more information, contact Youth Services 541-766-6794.

Makers Club

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The Makers Club meets every second and fourth Tuesday from 4-5:30pm in the Youth Activity Room of the Corvallis Library. Learn programming and explore electronics. Experiment with Arduino, Raspberry Pi, 3D printing, Snap Circuits, littleBits, Cubelets, and more.  Arduino & Raspberry Pi are low cost, open-source, physical computing platforms that can be used to learn programming, detect sensor input, blink LEDs, and control motors. If you can imagine it, you can build it! SparkFun Kits will be provided; we’ll be programming with a laptop – feel free to bring your own if you’d like to! Have a project you’re working on? Feel free to bring it! All ages.

Minecraft Mondays

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Meets the 3rd Monday of each month, staring September 19th, 2016. Come play Minecraft on the Xbox or iPad with other Minecraft players. Grades 2-5.

OBOB Book Club

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The OBOB Club will meet from November—February to discuss Oregon Battle of the Books titles for the Grades 3-5 Division. Books will not be provided but are available to check out at the Corvallis-Benton County Public Library and at most school libraries. For more information, contact Youth Services at 541-766-6794.

 R.E.A.D. Dogs

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The Reading Education Assistance Dog program (R.E.A.D.) provides beginning readers an opportunity to practice their reading skills in a non-threatening environment. The dogs and their handlers will work with individual children on a one-on-one basis for approximately 15-20 minutes during a session. There is no charge for this program. The R.E.A.D. Dogs program meets on the 1st and 3rd Thursdays from 3:30-4:30 pm in the Brookes Reading Room.

Read with the Beavs

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Younger readers can practice reading with an athlete from Oregon State University. Readers are encouraged to bring their own book or use one from the library.

Saturday Stories

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A special family storytime for all ages. Come join the fun! Every 1st Saturday of the month at 10 am in the Brookes Reading Room.

Science Saturday/Mother Goose Asks Why?

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Science Saturday/Mother Goose Asks Why? programs are special science-themed storytimes followed by hands-on activities that encourage exploration of science, literature, and math. This program is designed for preschool-aged children and their families.

Storytime

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Storytimes are approximately one-half hour long and are filled with stories, songs and fingerplays designed for infants, wobblers, toddlers, or preschoolers. The goal of storytime is to promote the joy of shared reading, the benefits of early literacy, and the importance of the caregiver-child connection.

Stuffed Animal Sleepover & Celebration

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A celebration of the special stuffed animals in our lives! Special events include a stuffed animal-themed storytime, toy-themed movies, and a Stuffed Animal Sleepover. Children are invited to drop off one of their stuffed animals for a “stuffed animals only” overnight adventure at the library. A slideshow of their “stuffie’s” adventures will be shown the following morning. See the event schedule below:

Friday January 13, 2017

3-6pm

Storytime Room
Drop off your stuffed animal to spend the night at the library

Friday January 13, 2017

3:30pm

Main Meeting Room
Watch Toy Story after dropping off your stuffed animal

Saturday January 14, 2017

11am-1pm

Main Meeting Room
Pick up your stuffed animal and watch a slideshow of the sleepover adventures from the night before!

Summer Reading Program

The annual Summer Reading Program, sponsored by the Friends of the Library, encourages children to read, create, and celebrate at the library during the summer months by offering materials, programs, and fun.

Upcoming Events

Circulation Policy Changes

Starting Tuesday, January 17th, you will notice some changes when checking out materials at any Corvallis-Benton County Library branch!

Family Music Fun

3rd Saturdays | 10 a.m. | Corvallis-Benton County Public Library A family-participation music and movement program led by experienced music

Games Day

Saturday, January 21st | 2:00 PM - 5:00 PM | Main Meeting Room Join the Corvallis-Benton County Public Library on

Minecraft Mondays

Monday, January 23, 2017 | 3:30 pm | Main Meeting Room Come play Minecraft on the Xbox or iPad with

Makers Club

Tuesday,  January 24 | 4-5:30 pm | Main Meeting Room Makers Club is a free, all-ages creative, hands-on makers program

R.E.A.D. Dogs

1st & 3rd Thursdays | 3:30-4:30 pm | Brookes Reading Room Attention beginning and intermediate readers: come read with a

Tween Leadership Group

Friday, January 27 | 4:00-5:00 pm | Youth Activity Room Tween leadership group gives input to staff about library events,

Preschool Science Saturday: Skeletal Systems

Saturday, January 28 10:00 am Youth Activity Room Join us for a skeletal

Coloring…for Everyone!

February 21st (3rd Tuesday of every month) | 6:30 PM - 7:30 PM | Corvallis Library Lobby Coloring for Everyone

Infant Storytime Plus!

January 10, February 7 & March 7, 2017 | 10:25 am | Storytime Room Please join us for short special

Lego Club

Monday, February 6 | 3:30 pm | Main Meeting Room Come build with fellow Lego fans! Put your skills to

Read with the Beavs!

Tuesday, February 7 | 4-5 PM | Youth Activity Room, Corvallis Library Younger readers can practice reading with an athlete

OBOB Club

Wednesday, February 1 | 3:30-4:30 pm | Youth Activity Room The OBOB Club will meet from November—February to discuss Oregon

Saturday Stories

First Saturdays | 10 a.m. | Brookes Reading Room A special family storytime for all ages! Come join in the

Beginning Readers Book Club

Wednesday, January 11 | 3:30-4:30 pm | Youth Activity Room The Beginning Readers Book Club is for beginning readers in kindergarten

¡ Los Cuentos ! / Bilingual Spanish/English Storytime

Every 2nd Saturday of the month | 10 a.m. | Youth Activity Room ¡los CUENTOS! English/Spanish Storytime takes place on

Beginning Chapters Book Club

Wednesday, January 18 | 3:30-4:30pm | Youth Activity Room Participate in a book discussion with fun activities! The Beginning Chapters

1000 Books Before Kindergarten Kick-Off Event

Saturday, February 18 | 10:00 am | Main Meeting Room Join us for a fun family-participation music and movement program

Early Literacy Newsletter

Early Literacy Newsletters The Youth Services Librarians publish a quarterly newsletter on early literacy topics for parents and caregivers

Playaway Launchpads

Playaway Launchpads are now in the library's collection! Launchpads are pre-loaded tablets designed for children that circulate for three weeks.

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Circulation Policy Changes

Starting Tuesday, January 17th, you will notice some changes when checking out materials at any Corvallis-Benton County Library branch!

Games Day

Saturday, January 21st | 2:00 PM - 5:00 PM | Main Meeting Room Join the Corvallis-Benton County Public Library on

Master Gardener Series: Fruit of the Loam – Melon Varieties for the Willamette Valley

Tuesday, January 24 | 12:00 PM | Corvallis Public Library Main Meeting Room The OSU Master Gardeners, Oregon State University Extension

Makers Club

Tuesday,  January 24 | 4-5:30 pm | Main Meeting Room Makers Club is a free, all-ages creative, hands-on makers program

Tween Leadership Group

Friday, January 27 | 4:00-5:00 pm | Youth Activity Room Tween leadership group gives input to staff about library events,

Sip & Spell: A Spelling Bee for Adults

Saturday, February 4th | 7:00 PM (Bee Begins), 5:30 PM (Registration) | Whiteside Theatre (361 SW Madison Ave) 3rd Annual

Read with the Beavs!

Tuesday, February 7 | 4-5 PM | Youth Activity Room, Corvallis Library Younger readers can practice reading with an athlete

Coloring…for Everyone!

February 21st (3rd Tuesday of every month) | 6:30 PM - 7:30 PM | Corvallis Library Lobby Coloring for Everyone

OBOB Club

Wednesday, February 1 | 3:30-4:30 pm | Youth Activity Room The OBOB Club will meet from November—February to discuss Oregon

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February 2017 Graphic Novel Book Club

Tuesday, Feb 7 | 6:30 p.m. – 7:30 p.m. | New Morning Bakery (219 SW 2nd Street) Discussing Seconds by

Random Review: Rain: A Natural and Cultural History

Wednesday, February 8 | Noon - 1:00 PM | CBCPL Main Meeting Room | Rain: a Natural and Cultural History by Cynthia

100 Below Zero

Wednesday, February 22, 2017, 6:30 – 8:00 PM Our Life at the Amundsen-Scott South Pole Station, Antarctica Max Peters and

Art*ing for Adults

Tuesday, February 7 | 6:00 - 7:30 PM | Philomath Community Library | Join us at the Philomath Community Library

Art & Coffee

Tuesday, February 21 | 10:30-Noon | Philomath Community Library | Join us at the Philomath Community Library for this exciting

CBCPL Values Statement

  The Corvallis-Benton County Public Library system affirms that we will be an inspiring and vital part of the lives

Art Tours at the Library

By Request | Email askalibrarian@covallisoregon.gov | Corvallis-Benton County Public Library's 1st Floor Lobby Why does the library have so many

February Book Club Selection

Wednesday, February 15, 2017 7:00 p.m. Library Board Room

New Downloadable Magazines!

With the new year soon upon us, we have updated our downloadable magazine collection. Rolling Stone and US Weekly join

Playaway Launchpads

Playaway Launchpads are now in the library's collection! Launchpads are pre-loaded tablets designed for children that circulate for three weeks.

Want to Get Lucky? Try our Lucky Day Collection

Is it Your Lucky Day? We’re placing extra copies of our most popular new books on these shelves for lucky

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