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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.

Be-Tween


Tweens in 4th-6th grade, come hang out on the second Friday of the month for games, movies, art projects, and snacks with other tweens. FREE! All materials provided. Bring a friend and hang with us. 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 children of all ages and their caregivers. 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 and their caregivers. 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

Tween Leadership Group

Friday, February 24 4:00-5:00 pm Youth Activity Room Tween leadership group gives input to staff about library events, spaces, and materials for tweens. You’re invited to join! We

The 2017 Friends of the Library Big Book Sale

It's that time of year when the Friends of the Library offer their biggest and best used book sale! The book sale runs Friday, February 24 through Sunday, February 26 at the Benton County

Minecraft Mondays

Monday, February 27, 2017 3:30 pm Main Meeting Room Come play Minecraft on the Xbox or iPad with other Minecraft players. Grades 2-5. Meets every month on the

Makers Club

Tuesday, February 28 | 4:00 - 5:30 PM | Corvallis Main Meeting Room Can you think of how wind blowing forward causes a windmill to rotate around? How do you

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 dog! A warm fuzzy dog who likes to listen to you read is waiting for

Kids Book Event & Author Visit: Ricky’s Atlas

Wednesday, March 1 | 3:30 pm | Youth Activity Room Participate in a book discussion with fun activities at this special book event with author Judy Li and illustrator Peg Herring! Book club copies of

Saturday Stories

First Saturdays 10 a.m. Brookes Reading Room A special family storytime for children of all ages and their caregivers! Come join in the fun! Stories, songs, and

Lego Club

Monday, February 6 | 3:30 pm | Main Meeting Room 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

Infant Storytime Plus!

March 7, 2017 10:25 am Storytime Room Please join us for short special presentations after Infant Storytime and learn about the following topics from our community members.

Read with the Beavs!

March 7 | 4:00 - 5:00 PM | Youth Activity Room Younger readers can practice reading with an athlete from Oregon State University. Readers are encouraged to bring their own

Beginning Readers Book Club

Wednesday, March 8 | 3:30 pm | Youth Activity Room The Beginning Readers Book Club is for beginning readers in kindergarten through second grade. Participate in a book discussion with

Be-Tween. play games. watch movies. make art.

Friday March 10, 2017 | 4-5:30pm | Main Meeting Room A new event for tweens in 4th-6th grade! Come hang out in a space just for tweens on the second Friday of

¡ Los Cuentos ! / Bilingual Spanish/English Storytime

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

Beginning Chapters Book Club

Wednesday, March 15 | 3:30-4:30 pm | Youth Activity Room Participate in a book discussion with fun activities! The Beginning Chapters Book Club is for readers in 2nd through 3rd

Family Music Fun

3rd Saturdays | 10 a.m. | Corvallis-Benton County Public Library 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

Now Available: STEAM Kits

STEAM Kits are designed to enhance and promote learning in the areas of science, technology, engineering, art and math. Each kit contains tools, toys, books, and activities related to one of the topics listed below.

Early Literacy Newsletter

Early Literacy Newsletters The Youth Services Librarians publish a quarterly newsletter on early literacy topics for parents and caregivers of children ages birth to six years-old. Each issue contains recommended books, literacy tips, music

Playaway Launchpads

Playaway Launchpads are now in the library's collection! Launchpads are pre-loaded tablets designed for children that circulate for three weeks. The Library has Launchpads geared for either 3-5 year-olds or 5-7 year-olds. Each Launchpad is

CBCPL Values Statement

  The Corvallis-Benton County Public Library system affirms that we will be an inspiring and vital part of the lives of people of all ages and backgrounds in our Benton County communities. As we experience

Games Day

Saturday, March 11th | 2:00 - 5:00 PM | Main Meeting Room | Join the Corvallis-Benton County Public Library on Saturday, March 11th from 2:00 PM – 5:00 PM in

The 2017 Friends of the Library Big Book Sale

It's that time of year when the Friends of the Library offer their biggest and best used book sale! The book sale runs Friday, February 24 through Sunday, February 26 at the Benton County

Letter Writing Social and Stationery Exchange

Sunday, February, 26th  | 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM | Main Meeting Room | Celebrate the art of crafting handwritten letters  Join other fellow letter writers in the library’s Main Meeting Room

Gearing Up for Gardening: Mind Your P’s: Pears, Peaches and Plums

Tuesday, February 28 | 12:00-1:00 PM | Corvallis Public Library Main Meeting Room The OSU Master Gardeners, Oregon State University Extension Service, and the Corvallis-Benton County Public Library are pleased to

Makers Club

Tuesday, February 28 | 4:00 - 5:30 PM | Corvallis Main Meeting Room Can you think of how wind blowing forward causes a windmill to rotate around? How do you

Eight Limbs of Yoga

Thursday, March 2 | 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM | Main Meeting Room | Join Dr. Stuart Ray Sarbacker of Oregon State University in a discussion of the essentials of yogic thought

Legislature 2017 Town Hall Meetings

Saturday, March 4th | 10:00 AM - 11:30 AM | Main Meeting Room The League of Women Voters of Corvallis in partnership with the Corvallis-Benton County Public Library invite you to meet

Read with the Beavs!

March 7 | 4:00 - 5:00 PM | Youth Activity Room Younger readers can practice reading with an athlete from Oregon State University. Readers are encouraged to bring their own

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March 2017 Graphic Novel Book Club

Tuesday, March 7 | 6:30 p.m. – 7:30 p.m. | Library Board Room Discussing The Arab of the Future: A Graphic Memoir: A Childhood in the Middle East (1978-1984) by Riad Sattouf Sattouf uses

Random Review: The Born Frees: Writing with the Girls of Gugulethu

Wednesday, March 8 | Noon - 1:00 PM | Main Meeting Room The Born Frees: Writing with the Girls of Gugulethu by Kimberly Burge. Ann Staley is the reviewer. About

Be-Tween. play games. watch movies. make art.

Friday March 10, 2017 | 4-5:30pm | Main Meeting Room A new event for tweens in 4th-6th grade! Come hang out in a space just for tweens on the second Friday of

Teen Takeover: play games. watch movies. make art.

Friday March 17, 2017 6:30-8:30pm Main Meeting Room Teens takeover every 3rd Friday at the library to play games, watch movies, and make art. In March, watch

Games Day

Saturday, March 11th | 2:00 - 5:00 PM | Main Meeting Room | Join the Corvallis-Benton County Public Library on Saturday, March 11th from 2:00 PM – 5:00 PM in

Steinway Day: People and Pianos

Saturday, March 18 | 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM | Main Meeting Room | Corvallis-OSU Piano International (COPI) presents Celebrating the Piano: Steinway Day: People & Pianos Join us at the library

March Book Club Selection

Wednesday, March 15, 2017 7:00 p.m. Library Board Room Astoria by Peter Stark Astoria is the thrilling, true-adventure tale of the 1810 Astor Expedition, an epic, now forgotten, three-year journey to forge an American empire

Now Available: STEAM Kits

STEAM Kits are designed to enhance and promote learning in the areas of science, technology, engineering, art and math. Each kit contains tools, toys, books, and activities related to one of the topics listed below.

Art*ing for Adults

Tuesday, March 7 | 6:00 - 7:30 PM | Philomath Community Library Join us at the Philomath Community Library for this exciting new program! Adults ages 16 & up are

Circulation Policy Changes

Starting Tuesday, January 17th, you will notice some changes when checking out materials at any Corvallis-Benton County Library branch! Library materials will have a 3-week check-out period, with 3-week renewal periods. Juvenile (J) and

Tween Leadership Group

Friday, February 24 4:00-5:00 pm Youth Activity Room Tween leadership group gives input to staff about library events, spaces, and materials for tweens. You’re invited to join! We

Art & Coffee

Tuesday, February 21 | 10:30-Noon | Philomath Community Library | Join us at the Philomath Community Library for this exciting new program! Adults ages 16 & up are invited to join us for a low-key

CBCPL Values Statement

  The Corvallis-Benton County Public Library system affirms that we will be an inspiring and vital part of the lives of people of all ages and backgrounds in our Benton County communities. As we experience

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