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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.

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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: Carnival of the Animals 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. 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. Come play Minecraft on the Xbox or iPad with other Minecraft players. Grades 2-5.

READ 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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An annual 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.

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.

Tween Leadership Group

The Tween Leadership Group gives input to staff about library spaces, events, and materials for tweens. We meet on the 4th Friday of every month. Open to all 4th-6th graders.

Upcoming Events

Spring Break Movie Week: March 27 – 31

It's spring break movie week at the library! We have special showings for families and teens. Family Movies Families with kids of all ages, join us for a movie over winter

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Science fun for kids: watch a LIB LAB video, conduct an experiment!

The Corvallis-Benton County Public Library has launched the first episode in a fun, educational video series encouraging kids to explore S.T.E.A.M. concepts and activities. The video stars A.J. Fillo, an Oregon State University Ph.D.

Tween Leadership Group

Friday, March 24 Save 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

Family Movie Day

March 27, 29 & 31 | 1:00 pm | Main Meeting Room Spring Break Family Movies! Join us on Monday, March 27th for Zootopia; Wednesday, March 29th for Sing; and Friday, March 31st for

Makers Club

Tuesday, March 28th | 4:00 - 5:30 PM | Corvallis Main Meeting Room   Makers Club is a free, all-ages creative, hands-on makers program for anyone interested in the maker movement,

Celebrate Día with 123Andrés

Monday, April 10 | 3:30-4:30 pm | Main Meeting Room Celebrate Día (Diversity in Action) with 2016 Latin Grammy winner for Best Children's Album, 123Andrés! Día is a day created by librarians and educators

Lego Club

Monday, April 3, 2017 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

Infant Storytime Plus!

April 4, 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.

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

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

Beginning Readers Book Club

Wednesday, April 12 | 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 April 14, 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

Makers Club (with the Arts Center!)

Tuesday, April 11th | 4:00 pm - 5:30 pm | Main Meeting Room | Join the Arts Center and the Library for a special poetry-themed Makers Club. In addition to the usual

¡ 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

Minecraft Mondays

Monday, April 17, 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

Read with the Beavs!

April 18 | 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 Chapters Book Club

Wednesday, April 19 | 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

Story & Illustration Workshop with Katherine Roy

Friday, April 28 | 3:30-5:00 pm | Youth Activity Room Learn how to write and illustrate a story with author & illustrator Katherine Roy! In this workshop, author and illustrator Katherine Roy

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

Teen Takeover!

Friday March 24, 2017 6:30-8:30pm Main Meeting Room Teens takeover every month at the library to play games, watch movies, and make art. In March, watch Doctor Strange

Letter Writing Social and Stationery Exchange

Sunday, March, 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

Makers Club

Tuesday, March 28th | 4:00 - 5:30 PM | Corvallis Main Meeting Room   Makers Club is a free, all-ages creative, hands-on makers program for anyone interested in the maker movement,

Spring Break Movie Week: March 27 – 31

It's spring break movie week at the library! We have special showings for families and teens. Family Movies Families with kids of all ages, join us for a movie over winter

Grow Your Vegetable Garden in Containers with Maggie Stuckey

Saturday, April 1 | 2:00 PM - 3:30 PM | Main Meeting Room | Learn tips and trick for growing vegetables in containers with the container gardening expert, Maggie Stuckey, on Saturday,

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April 2017 Graphic Novel Book Club

Tuesday, April 4 6:30 p.m. – 7:30 p.m. Library Board Room Discussing Aya: Life in Yop City by Marguerite Abouet Aya tells the story of its nineteen-year-old heroine, the

Legislature 2017 Town Hall Meetings

Saturday, April 9th | 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

Celebrate Día with 123Andrés

Monday, April 10 | 3:30-4:30 pm | Main Meeting Room Celebrate Día (Diversity in Action) with 2016 Latin Grammy winner for Best Children's Album, 123Andrés! Día is a day created by librarians and educators

Random Review: Beyond Words: What Animals Think and Feel

Wednesday, April 12 | Noon - 1:00 PM | Main Meeting Room Beyond Words: What Animals Think and Feel by Carl Safina. Frank Moore is the reviewer. About the Book

Makers Club (with the Arts Center!)

Tuesday, April 11th | 4:00 pm - 5:30 pm | Main Meeting Room | Join the Arts Center and the Library for a special poetry-themed Makers Club. In addition to the usual

Art Night

April 18th (3rd Tuesday of every month) | 6:30 PM - 7:30 PM | Main Meeting Room Join us for a night of art, music, and conversation (ages 16 and up welcome). Use our supplies

Games Day

Saturday, April 15th | 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

April Book Club Selection

Wednesday, April 19, 2017 7:00 p.m. Library Board Room Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close by Jonathan Safran Foer Meet Oskar Schell, an inventor, Francophile, tambourine player, Shakespearean actor, jeweler, pacifist, correspondent with Stephen Hawking

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Science fun for kids: watch a LIB LAB video, conduct an experiment!

The Corvallis-Benton County Public Library has launched the first episode in a fun, educational video series encouraging kids to explore S.T.E.A.M. concepts and activities. The video stars A.J. Fillo, an Oregon State University Ph.D.

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, March 24 Save 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

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

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.

Read with the Beavs!

April 18 | 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

15th Annual Model Train Show

Saturday, June 3rd & Sunday, June 4th | 1:00 PM - 6:00 PM & 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM | Main Meeting Room The Oregon Electric O-Gaugers Train Club of Albany, Oregon returns to the

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