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Corvallis Library Events for Kids

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.

Cliffhangers Book Club

A book club for kids where you don’t read the book ahead of time! We’ll read the first chapter of a book together and discuss as a group. Then you decide whether you can resist the cliffhanger, or if you have to keep reading to know what happens next! Copies of the book will be available to take home (while supplies last), and there will be an opportunity to discuss the rest of the book at the next month’s meeting.

Crafternoons

Children and their families are invited to join us for an afternoon of crafts. Offered periodically throughout the year.

¡los CUENTOS! (bilingual English/Spanish storytime)

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.

¡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.

Día (Diversity In Action) Annual Celebration

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 Movies

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

Family Music Fun

Family Music Fun is a family-participation music and movement class led by local music instructors. Come prepared to move and join in the fun!

Kids Book Club

Participate in a book discussion with fun activities! The Kids Book Club is for kids reading beginning chapter books. A limited number of copies of each month’s book are provided by the Friends of the Library and are available at the Youth Reference Desk.

Lego Club: Build with the Beavs!

Come build with fellow Lego fans and Oregon State athletes! 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.

Makers Club

The Makers Club meets twice a month in the Main Meeting Room of the Corvallis Library for all ages. Hi-tech and lo-tech fun for the whole family!

Minecraft Mondays

Come play Minecraft on the Xbox or iPad with other elementary school-aged Minecraft players.

OBOB Club

Review all sixteen Oregon Battle of the Books (OBOB) books in the Grades 3-5 Division. Practice unofficial OBOB questions to help prepare for OBOB battles. Meets monthly from September – January. For more information, contact Youth Services at 541-766-6794. Looking for more information about Oregon Battle of the Books? Visit the official OBOB website.

READ Dogs

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.

Read with the Beavs

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

A special family storytime for children of all ages and their caregivers. Come join the fun! Every 1st Saturday of the month at 10:30 am in the Youth Activity Room.

Science Saturday

Science Saturday 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

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

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 Harry Potter Escape Room

Tweens in 4-6th grades can try out a Harry Potter Escape Room by solving a variety of wizarding world puzzles in teams of 8-10 on Saturday January 11, 2020 from 10am-5pm. Tweens waiting their turn in the escape room can watch Harry Potter movies and make wizardy creations. Snacks and materials provided. Online registration is required and forms will open up on Monday December 23 at 4pm. We ask that 6th graders who participate in the teen escape room not attend the tween escape room, thank you!

Tween Leadership Group (Legendary Library Leaders)

The Tween Leadership Group gives input to staff about library spaces, events, and materials for tweens. Open to all 4th-6th graders – applications accepted periodically throughout the year.

Tween Takeover: Nerf Games

If you are in the 4th-6th grade, join us for an after-hours Nerf event! Un-modded Nerf equipment welcome; safety glasses required and provided. Registration for this event is required and space is limited.

Upcoming Events

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Early Literacy Newsletter

Early Literacy Newsletters - The Winter Newsletter is Here! 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

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Makers Club

Tuesday, Jan. 28th | 4:00 - 5:30 p.m. | Main Meeting Room | Explore STEAM concepts with technology, crafts and games.  Design a 3D model for printing, experience virtual reality,

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Cliffhangers Book Club

Wednesday, January 15, 2020 | 4:00-5:00 pm | Youth Activity Room | A monthly book club for kids where you don't read the book ahead of time! We'll read the first chapter

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Read with the Beavs!

Wednesday, January 15, 2020 | 4:00-5:00 pm | Brookes Reading Room | Younger readers can practice reading with an athlete from Oregon State University. Readers are encouraged to bring their own book

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Family Music Fun

Saturday, January 18, 2020 | 10:30 am | Main Meeting Room | Family Music Fun is a family-participation music and movement class led by Marisa, Corvallis Parks & Recreation Music Instructor. Come

Yoga for Baby and Me

Jan. 7, Jan. 14, Jan. 21, Jan 28 | 10:45 am | Youth Activity Room | Right after Infant Storytime! Come join us for simple, gentle, guided yoga poses for baby and

Digital Safety for Kids & Teens: 2 Sessions

Wednesday, Jan. 22nd, 6:00 - 7:30 p.m. & Tuesday, Feb. 4th, 6:00 - 8:00 p.m. | Main Meeting Room | Melissa Whiteman, Digital Safety Expert Melissa Whiteman, founder of Living

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R.E.A.D. Dogs

1st & 3rd Thursdays | 3:30-4:30 p.m. | Brookes Reading Room Bring your favorite book to read to a trained Reading Education Assistance Dog. A warm fuzzy dog who likes to listen

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Preschool Science Saturday

Saturday, January 25, 2020 | 10:30 a.m | Main Meeting Room | Join us for a special science-themed storytime, followed by hands-on science and math activities designed for preschool age children and

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OBOB Club

Saturday, January 25, 2020 | 3:00-4:00 | Main Meeting Room | Come to the OBOB Book Club to discuss Oregon Battle of the Book titles from the Grades 3-5 Division. Books are

Tween Code Club

Sept. 23 -- Oct. 28 -- Nov. 25 -- Jan. 27 -- Feb. 24 -- Mar. 23 -- Apr. 27 | 4:00-5:30 p.m. | Main Meeting Room Explore coding with gaming!  Learn

Crafternoon

Friday, January 31st | 12:30-2:00 pm | Main Meeting Room | Children and their families are invited to make crafts with us. For more information, contact Youth Services at 541-766-6794. This event

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1000 Books Before Kindergarten Kick-Off Event

Saturday, February 29 | 10:30 a.m. | Main Meeting Room | Special puppet show for young children featuring silly stories adapted form picture books. Presented by Steven Engelfried. Pick up your first

Tween Leadership Group

Tuesday, March 17, 2020 | 4:00-5:00 p.m. | Youth Activity Room | Legendary Library Leaders, the tween leadership group, gives input to staff about library events, spaces, and materials for tweens. Pick

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Saturday Stories

First Saturdays | 10:30 am | Youth Activity Room | A special family storytime for children of all ages and their caregivers! Come join in the fun! Stories, songs, and rhymes that

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Minecraft Mondays

February 3, 2020 | 4:005-5:00 pm | Main Meeting Room | Play Minecraft on Xbox One, PS4, or iPads with other elementary school-aged Minecraft players. Meets on the first Monday of each

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Kids Book Club: Squish – Super Amoeba

Tuesday, February 4, 2020 | 4:00-5:00 pm | Brookes Reading Room Participate in a book discussion with fun activities! The Kids Book Club is for kids reading beginning chapter books. A limited

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Build with the Beavs

Wednesday, February 5th, 2020 | 4:00-5:00 pm | Main Meeting Room | Build with fellow Lego fans and Oregon State student-athletes! Put your skills to the test with new building challenges each

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Stuffed Animal Sleepover & Celebration

Saturday-Sunday, Feb. 8-9, 2020 | 3:00 pm | Main Meeting Room | Drop off one stuffed animal in the library's Storytime Room on Saturday, February 8, between 3:00-4:30 pm for a fun

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Craft Night

Tuesday, Jan. 21st | 6:00 - 7:30 p.m. | Main Meeting Room | Join us for a night of crafts, music, and conversation (ages 16 and up welcome) every 3rd Tuesday of

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Health for the 3rd Age

Wednesday, Jan. 22nd | 1:30 - 2:45 p.m. | Main Meeting Room | The 3rd age is the stage of life, generally after retirement, where people can focus on personal achievement, fulfillment,

Digital Safety for Kids & Teens: 2 Sessions

Wednesday, Jan. 22nd, 6:00 - 7:30 p.m. & Tuesday, Feb. 4th, 6:00 - 8:00 p.m. | Main Meeting Room | Melissa Whiteman, Digital Safety Expert Melissa Whiteman, founder of Living

Library After Hours: Cozy Night!

Friday, Jan. 24th | 6:15 - 8:15 p.m. | Main Meeting Room | Enjoy a night of cozy after surviving the hectic holiday season! After the library is closed, watch a winter

Yoga for Baby and Me

Jan. 7, Jan. 14, Jan. 21, Jan 28 | 10:45 am | Youth Activity Room | Right after Infant Storytime! Come join us for simple, gentle, guided yoga poses for baby and

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Makers Club

Tuesday, Jan. 28th | 4:00 - 5:30 p.m. | Main Meeting Room | Explore STEAM concepts with technology, crafts and games.  Design a 3D model for printing, experience virtual reality,

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Games Day

Saturday, Feb. 1st  | 2:00 - 5:00 p.m. | Main Meeting Room | Join the Corvallis-Benton County Public Library and over a thousand libraries around the world in celebrating International Games Week

February 2020 Graphic Novel Club

Tuesday, February 4th | 6:30 - 7:30 p.m. | Board Room | Discussing Good Talk: A Memoir in Conversations by Mira Jacob Like many six-year-olds, Mira Jacob's half-Jewish, half-Indian son, Z, has questions about everything.

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Random Review: Becoming

Wednesday, Feb. 12th | 12:00 - 1:00 p.m. | Main Meeting Room | Join us for the February Random Review! Fay Stetz-Waters reviews Becoming by Michelle Obama   About the book (from the

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Personal Essay Writing Workshop

Saturday, Feb. 15th | 1:00 - 4:00 p.m. | Main Meeting Room | In this lively and engaging workshop for adult writers, you'll find new ways to explore your serious, humorous or

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Tech Help Lab

Wednesday, Feb. 19th | 3:00 - 4:00 p.m. | Main Meeting Room | Drop-in anytime during the hour and get free, basic, one-on-one tech help from a library staff member. Bring your

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February Book Club Selection

Wednesday February 19, 2020 7:00 p.m. Library Board Room Exit West by Hamid Mohsin In a country teetering on the brink of civil war, two young people meet—sensual, fiercely independent Nadia and gentle, restrained

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Dinna Fash Celtic Trio

Sunday, Feb. 16th | 3:00 - 4:30 p.m. | Main Meeting Room | The Dinna Fash Celtic Trio uses fiddles, cello, pennywhistle and traditional Scottish Step Dancing to perform a variety of

Misinformation & Fake News

Saturday, Feb. 22nd | 3:00 - 4:30 p.m. | Main Meeting Room | Learn strategies for identifying misinformation in online news in this librarian-led workshop. You will learn how and why misinformation

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Library Takeover (for Adults!)

Friday, February 28th | 6:15 - 8:15 p.m. | Main Meeting Room | The festivities begin after the library closes! Adults ages 18 and older are invited to play Nerf games, video

Crafternoon

Friday, January 31st | 12:30-2:00 pm | Main Meeting Room | Children and their families are invited to make crafts with us. For more information, contact Youth Services at 541-766-6794. This event

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