Friday, October 7, 2022 | 3-5 pm | Main Meeting Room | On Friday, October 7th, tweens in grades 4-6 are invited to join for a movie and craft! We'll be showing a movie in the Main Meeting Room from 3-5 PM, plus tweens can experiment with a watercolor painting art project and hang out with friends. Find more information here: corvallisbenton.librarycalendar.com/event/tween-art-movie
Tween Book Club The Tween Book Club is an at-home kit for tweens in grades 4-6. Each kit features a paperback copy of the book club selection, craft supplies and directions, and discussion prompts. The Tween Book Club kits will be available to pick up at your local branch library on the date(s) listed below. While supplies last. If you need a kit delivered, please contact Youth Services at 541-766-6794. Books and supplies are provided by the Friends of the Library. 2023-2024 Schedule: The Tween Book Club kits will be available to pick up at your local branch library. While supplies last. If you need a kit delivered, please contact Youth Services at 541-766-6794. Stinetinglers by R.L. Stine November 4, 2023 Title: Stinetinglers by R.L. Stine From New York Times bestselling author R.L. Stine, the master of horror for young readers, comes ten new stories that are sure to leave you shivering. A boy who hates bugs starts to see them everywhere. A basketball player's skin starts to almost drip off his hands--but no one else can see it. Three friends find a hole in the ground that just gets bigger, and bigger, and bigger... And each story is introduced by Stine himself, providing a personal touch sure to delight fans. Laced with Stine's signature humor and a hefty dose of nightmarish fun, Stinetinglers is perfect for fans of Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark and Stine's own Goosebumps books. These chilling tales prove that Stine's epic legacy in the horror genre is justly earned. Dive in, and beware: you might be sleeping with the lights on tonight! How to Draw Cute Animals Vol. 2 by Angela Nguyen [Read more]
Fun Zone! First Readers Book Club for Kids The First Readers Book Club is for kids who are reading early reader books. The First Readers Book Club 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! The First Readers Book Club will be offered quarterly beginning Fall 2023. Available while supplies last. Books and supplies are provided by the Friends of the Library. 2023-2024 Schedule Reina Ramos Meets a Big Puppy by Emma Otheguy August 2023: Reina Ramos Meets a Big Puppy by Emma Otheguy Reina and her friend, Lila, practice gymnastics on Saturdays. It’s Reina’s favorite part of the week. But when Lila gets a puppy, Reina has to practice gymnastics by herself. Also, Lila’s dog is HUGE and Reina is afraid to admit to her friend that she is scared. What can Reina do? **Online registration for home delivery of the August 2023 First Readers Book Club Kit will open on Saturday, August 5th, at noon.** Registration is open while supplies last. Additionally, a limited number of kits will be available for pick-up beginning August 5th on a first-come, first-serve basis at each library branch. Mouse Loves Fall by Lauren Thompson November 2023: Mouse Loves Fall by Lauren Thompson On a crisp autumn day, Mouse and Minka celebrate fall by jumping in a pile of leaves. A limited number of kits will be available for pick-up beginning November 18, 2023 [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! The Kids Book Club is for kids reading beginning chapter books. The Kids Book Club includes a paperback copy of a beginning chapter book, discussion questions, and a craft. A limited number of copies of the book are provided by the Friends of the Library. Please contact Youth Services Librarian Kristin with any questions. The Kids Book Club will be offered quarterly beginning Fall 2023. 2023-2024 Schedule Wednesday & Woof: Catastrophe by Sherri Winston August 2023: Wednesday and Woof #1: Catastrophe by Sherri Winston Online registration for home delivery of kits will be available on Saturday, August 5th, at noon. A limited number of kits will also be available for pickup at each library branch. While supplies last. Wednesday and her service dog, Woof, are the best detectives in the whole world--or at least their neighborhood. But can they find Mrs. Winters's missing cat before her big trip? Or will the case of the cat-napped kitty be their first unsolved mystery? Heartwood Hotel: A True Home by Kallie George November 2023: Heartwood Hotel: A True Home by Kallie George When Mona the Mouse stumbles across the wondrous world of the Heartwood Hotel in the middle of a storm, she desperately hopes they'll let her stay. As it turns out, Mona is precisely the maid they need at the grandest hotel in Fernwood Forest, where animals come from far and wide for safety, luxury, and comfort. (An OBOB 2023-2024 Grades 3-5 Title) A limited number of kits will be available for pick-up beginning November 18, 2023 on a first-come, first-served basis at each library branch. A small number of kits will also [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 for Grades 3-5 Discuss OBOB books from the Grades 3-5 Division. Enter to win OBOB books as door prizes! Books are available to check out at the Corvallis-Benton County Public Library and at most school libraries. 2023-2024 Schedule: October 11, 2023 4-5 pm Main Meeting Room, Corvallis-Benton County Public Library Titles to be discussed: Allergic by Megan Wagner Lloyd Flor and Miranda Steal the Show by Jennifer Torres The Trouble with Chickens by Doreen Cronin Heartwood Hotel: A True Home by Kallie George November 8, 2023 4-5 pm Main Meeting Room, Corvallis-Benton County Public Library Titles to be discussed: The Jumbies by Tracey BaptisteThe Midnight Children by Dan Gemeinhart When You Trap a Tiger by Tae Keller Heroes in Training: Zeus and the Thunderbolt of Doom by Joan Holub & Suzanne Williams (not the graphic novel version) December 13, 2023 4-5 pm Main Meeting Room, Corvallis-Benton County Public Library Titles to be discussed:The Lion of Mars by Jennifer L. Holm Molly and the Twin Towers: a 9/11 Survival Story by Jessika Fleck New From Here by Kelly Yang Rez Dogs by Joseph Bruchac January 10, 2024 4-5 pm Main Meeting Room, Corvallis-Benton County Public Library Titles to be discussed: From the Mixed-Up Files of Mrs. Basil E. Frankweiler by E. L. Konigsburg The List of Things That Will Not Change by Rebecca Stead Swim Team by Johnnie Christmas Ways to Make Sunshine by Renée Watson OBOB Grades 3-5 Division Review January 31, 2024 4-5 pm Main Meeting Room, Corvallis-Benton County Public Library Review all of the OBOB titles! 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, [Read more]