New! Tween Book Club The Tween Book Club is taking a break over the summer of 2022. Check back in the fall for changes and the upcoming schedule.The Tween Book Club is an at-home kit for tweens in grades 4-6. It features a home delivery (or library pick-up) of the book club selection, craft supplies and directions, and discussion prompts. Available while supplies last. Books and supplies are provided by the Friends of the Library. Look Both Ways by Jason Reynolds April 2022 Title: Look Both Ways by Jason Reynolds Registration for the April kit has closed. This story was going to begin like all the best stories. With a school bus falling from the sky. But no one saw it happen. They were all too busy-- Talking about boogers. Stealing pocket change. Skateboarding. Wiping out. Braving up. Executing complicated handshakes. Planning an escape. Making jokes. Lotioning up. Finding comfort. But mostly, too busy walking home. Jason Reynolds conjures ten tales (one per block) about what happens after the dismissal bell rings, and brilliantly weaves them into one wickedly funny, piercingly poignant look at the detours we face on the walk home, and in life. New Kid by Jerry Craft February 2022 Title: New Kid by Jerry Craft Registration for the February kit has closed. Seventh grader Jordan Banks loves nothing more than drawing cartoons about his life. But instead of sending him to the art school of his dreams, his parents enroll him in a prestigious private school known for its academics, where Jordan is one of the few kids of color in his entire grade. As he makes the daily trip from his Washington Heights apartment to [Read more]
Fun Zone! NEW! First Readers Book Club for Kids Registration for the November 2022 First Readers Book Club Kit will open on the first Saturday of November, Nov. 5th, at noon. Kits will be available to reserve for home delivery. A limited number of kits will be available for pick-up beginning November 5th, on a first-come, first-serve basis at each library branch. Check back for the registration link. Registration is open while supplies last. Please contact Librarian Kristin with any questions. The First Readers Book Club is for kids who are reading early reader books. The First Readers Book Club features a new book club kit, every other month starting November 2022, and includes a paperback copy of an early reader book, discussion questions, and a craft. If you are beginning to read and love books like Elephant and Piggie, Frog and Toad, Biscuit, and Fly Guy - this book club is for you! Available while supplies last. Books and supplies are provided by the Friends of the Library. Fall 2022 Schedule The First Readers Book Club is taking a break during the months of September and October. The First Readers Book Club will resume November 2022. Stay tuned for titles and registration information! Racing Ace: Drive It! Fix It! by Larry Dane Brimmer November 2022: Racing Ace: Drive It! Fix It! by Larry Dane Brimner Ace has built her very own car and is getting ready to race After oiling the wheels and kicking the tires, Ace sets out to win. But when a missing part and a rut in the middle of the track threaten [Read more]
String Exploration Kit Available starting July 15 (while supplies last)! Make a Mini Zipline, a Balloon Race, and a Paper Spinner! Request to have a kit delivered with materials and instructions for several family-friendly crafts that experiment with string. To receive a kit, please email YouthServices@corvallisoregon.gov If you already have the materials at home, you can find instructions for each craft below. Paper Bag Kite Materials: A large paper bag with handles (use the bag this kit came in!) Crayons, markers, stickers, etc for decorating Yarn or sturdy string A strong stick big enough for string and hands Directions: Decorate the paper bag any way you choose. Cut a 6 inch piece of yarn or string, and knot one end around one handle of the bag, and the other end around the other handle. Do not pull tightly together. This “joins” the two handles. For the kite string, cut a very long length of yarn and secure it to the middle of the 6 inch piece of yarn. This is your “flying” string. Tie the long kite string to the middle of the stick. Then roll the stick over and over, winding up all the yarn. Take the kite outside and catch the wind! Inspired by: https://happyhooligans.ca/homemade-paper-bag-kite-winder-handle/ Paper Spinner (Whirligig) Materials: Cardstock circle with two holes in the middle Markers, crayons, or colored pencils String Directions: Color both sides of the paper circle. You can use any design and colors you would like: spiral, stars, lines, emojis! Here are a couple possibilities: Thread the string into the holes. Tie the ends of the string together, and center the disk in the middle of the string. Hold the string [Read more]
Kids Book Club: At-Home Edition! Online registration for home delivery of the October 2022 Kids Book Club will open on Saturday, October 1st, at noon. A limited number of kits will be available to reserve for home delivery. Kits will also be available for pick-up beginning October 1st, on a first-come, first-serve basis at each library branch. No registration needed for pick-up at your branch library. While supplies last. The Kids Book Club is for kids reading beginning chapter books. The Kids Book Club features a new book club kit, every other month beginning October 2022, and includes a paperback copy of a beginning chapter book, discussion questions, and a craft. A limited number of copies of each month’s book are provided by the Friends of the Library. Please contact Youth Services Librarian Kristin with any questions. 2022-2023 Schedule The Kids Book Club is taking a break during the month of September 2022 and will resume in October 2022. Check back for book selections and registration information. Word Travelers and the Missing Mexican Molé by Raj Haldar October 2022: Word Travelers and the Missing Mexican Molé by Raj Haldar Eddie and MJ use their Awesome Enchanted Book to magically travel to Mexico and find themselves in the middle of Día de los Muertos celebrations, discover how Mexican culture has influenced the English language, learn about local customs, and solve an exciting mystery. Online registration for delivery of kits will be available on October 1st at noon. A limited number of kits will also be available for pick up at each library branch. While supplies last. The Fabled Stables #1: Willa the Wisp by Jonathan Auxier December 2022: The [Read more]
New! Classroom Cards for Instructional Use Classroom Cards With the Classroom Card, teachers can check out materials for their classroom without any overdue fines. Classroom Cards: are for borrowing materials to use with your students are separate from personal library cards and are for instructional use only have a six-week loan period for most items are fine free for most items may have up to two lost items removed with no charge each year Who Can Get a Classroom Card? People who: teach children in childcare, preschool, or kindergarten through grade 12 live or teach in the library's service district teach in their community, including homeschool, after school services such as STARS, and GED or literacy programs To Get a Classroom Card: Visit a Corvallis-Benton County Public Library location with photo identification. Please bring one of these items with you - or talk to us about options: School or childcare identification School or childcare pay stub Letter on school or childcare letterhead from the school administrator or childcare director Homeschooling letter from the Education Service District Oregon State Child Care Division certification For more information, contact Library Circulation: 541-766-6448.
Monday, June 11 | 7:00 p.m. | Youth Activity Room Local drag performers will be sashaying into the Library! Get ready to read and sing with the queens to celebrate PRIDE month in Corvallis! Open to kids from 0-100! Remember to wear lots of colors!
Connecting the Public Library with Local Schools Welcome back to school, educators! The Corvallis-Benton County Public Library provides services and programs to local schools, including deliveries of materials to your school every 6 weeks through the BookBox program and Classroom Cards (new for Fall 2018!) for educators. Find out more about how the public library can support your classroom and school throughout the school year - at the library, at your school, and online. Check out what is available through CBCPL Connections or contact Youth Services, 541-766-6794.
Delivery of Materials to Local Public Schools CBCPL BookBox is an outreach service connecting the Corvallis-Benton County Public Library’s materials with local public schools. Participating classrooms receive a regular delivery of thirty specially-selected library materials to support classroom instruction and encourage reading and research skills. A mix of grade-appropriate fiction and nonfiction materials will be included and special topic requests will be fulfilled when possible. There are no fees or fines associated with CBCPL BookBox. Learn more & sign up for this service here. Educators are also invited to apply for a Classroom Card. With a Classroom Card, educators can check out materials for their classroom without any overdue fines.
OBOB Club Check back in the fall for current information on the OBOB Club for the 2022-2023 season. Looking for more information about Oregon Battle of the Books? Visit the official OBOB website. For more information, contact Youth Services at 541-766-6794, or contact Youth Services Librarian Heidi.
Tween Library Leaders Legendary Library Leaders, the tween leadership group, gives input to staff about library events, spaces, and materials for tweens. Currently, we meet once a month virtually using GoToMeeting software. If you would like to apply, please fill out this form. Want to see more of what the tween leaders are up to? Visit us at https://cbcpltweens.weebly.com What’s a Tween Leader? Tween Leaders give input to our youth librarian about tween services at the Corvallis-Benton County Public Library. They… Give advice about the materials we buy, the space we have, and the events we host for tweens Help out at tween library events Attend regular meetings Write book reviews to guide other tweens to great reads Speak up in the community about what the library’s doing for tweens Help make the library the best place it can be for tweens! Who Can Join? Tweens who are… In 4th-6th grade Interested in the library and volunteering A leader among your peers (even if they don’t know it yet) A reader! A gamer! A movie fan! A pop culture expert! Want to Join? Here’s how! Fill out this form Or you can print one here and mail it to the address below: Tween Leadership Membership Application Mailing address: 645 NW Monroe Ave Corvallis, OR 97330 Attn: Elizabeth Johnson Got Questions? Contact our group coordinator, Elizabeth Johnson, Youth Services Librarian, at email@example.com or 541-766-6784.