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Kids events in Alsea, Monroe and Philomath

Corvallis Library Events for Kids

Be-Tween

Tweens in 4th-6th grade, come hang out at special events just for you! Play games, watch movies, do art projects, and eat 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.

¡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

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 10:30 am in the Youth Activity Room.

Lego Club: Build with the Beavs!

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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. For more information, contact Youth Services 541-766-6794.

Makers Club

The Makers Club meets in the Main Meeting Room of the Corvallis Library for all ages. Hi-tech and lo-tech fun for the whole family! For more information, please call 541-766-6794.

Minecraft Mondays

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

OBOB Club

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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

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Join us in August for the Dog Days of Summer! 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

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Read With the Beavs is taking a break over the summer. See you in the Fall! 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

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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. Open to all 4th-6th graders.

Upcoming Events

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Be-Tween

Monday, December 10 | 4:00-5:00 pm | Corvallis Library Main Meeting Room Monday, November 12, 2018 | 4:00-5:30 pm | Main Meeting Room Play "Minute to Win It" games, board games, and

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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

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CBCPL BookBox

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

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OBOB Club

Wednesday, December 12 | 4:00-5:00 p.m. | Main Meeting Room | Review the Oregon Battle of the Books (OBOB) titles in the Grades 3-5 Division. Practice unofficial OBOB questions to help prepare

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R.E.A.D. Dogs

Thursday, November 15 | 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 to

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Weekly Youth Games Day

Thursdays | 4:30-6pm | Storytime Room Drop-in family board game time! Youth 18 and under, and their caregivers, are invited to play board games at the library on Thursday afternoons from 4:30-6pm.

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Family Music Fun

Saturday, November 17 | 10:30 a.m. | Main Meeting Room Family Music Fun is a family-participation music and movement class led by experienced music instructors. Come prepared to move and join in

Tween Code Club

Monday, November 27 | 4:00-5:30 p.m. | Main Meeting Room Tweens in 4th-6th grade will explore coding with music! Learn to code while playing music notes, make a music video, and program

Makers Club

Tuesday, November 27 | 5:30-7:00 p.m.. | Main Meeting Room | Roll up your sleeves and join our all-ages, family-friendly Makers Club.  Go hi-tech with virtual reality, 3D printing and

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Minecraft Mondays

Monday, December 3 | 4:00-5:00 pm | Main Meeting Room Play Minecraft on Xbox One, PS4, or iPads with other elementary school-aged Minecraft players. For more information, contact Youth Services: 541-766-6794. 2018-2019

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Tween Leadership Group

Monday, December 3 | 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. Enrollment is

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Saturday Stories

First Saturdays 10:30 a.m. Brookes Reading Room A special family storytime for children of all ages and their caregivers! Come join in the fun! Stories, songs,

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Build with the Beavs

Wednesday, December 5 | 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 month. Legos

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CBCPL Connections

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

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.

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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

Take Apart Workshop

Thursday, Mar. 7th | 4:00 - 5:30 p.m. | Main Meeting Room | Ever wonder what's inside your home appliances and electronics? Find out in this hands-on workshop! Old appliances and electronics

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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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Games Day

Saturday, December 8th | 2:00 - 5:00 PM | Main Meeting Room | A wide variety of board games, card games, and video games for all ages will be free to play

Makers Club

Tuesday, November 27 | 5:30-7:00 p.m.. | Main Meeting Room | Roll up your sleeves and join our all-ages, family-friendly Makers Club.  Go hi-tech with virtual reality, 3D printing and

Tween Code Club

Monday, November 27 | 4:00-5:30 p.m. | Main Meeting Room Tweens in 4th-6th grade will explore coding with music! Learn to code while playing music notes, make a music video, and program

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November Book Club Selection

Wednesday, November 28, 2018 7:00 p.m. Library Board Room The Underground Railroad by Colson Whitehead Cora is a young slave on a cotton plantation in Georgia. An outcast even among her fellow Africans, she

Jim Lindsay: Swerve

Wednesday, Nov. 28th | 6:30 - 8:00 p.m. | Main Meeting Room | Local author Jim Lindsay will read from his latest book, Swerve, the second in a series. Swerve transports readers to

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December 2018 Graphic Novel Club

December 4th | 6:30 PM - 7:30 PM | Board Room | Discussing Octavia Butler's Kindred: A Graphic Novel Adaptation by Damian Duffy and John Jennings Octavia E. Butler's bestselling literary science-fiction masterpiece, Kindred,

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Games Day

Saturday, December 8th | 2:00 - 5:00 PM | Main Meeting Room | A wide variety of board games, card games, and video games for all ages will be free to play

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Craft Night

Tuesday, Dec. 18th | 6:30 - 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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Build with the Beavs

Wednesday, December 5 | 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 month. Legos

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OBOB Club

Wednesday, December 12 | 4:00-5:00 p.m. | Main Meeting Room | Review the Oregon Battle of the Books (OBOB) titles in the Grades 3-5 Division. Practice unofficial OBOB questions to help prepare

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Random Review: The Overstory

Wednesday, December 12 | Noon - 1:00 PM | Main Meeting Room | Join us for the December Random Review! Patricia Hampl reviews The Overstory by Richard Powers.   About the book (from

Job Lab

Wednesday, Dec. 19th | 3:00 - 4:00 p.m. | Main Meeting Room | Library staff will be on hand to answer questions as you work on your online job search, job applications,

Digital Life: Online Privacy & Security

Wednesday, Dec. 19th | 6:00 - 7:30 p.m. | Main Meeting Room | Learn strategies for protecting your privacy and increasing your security when using the internet. During the last half hour of

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Be-Tween

Monday, December 10 | 4:00-5:00 pm | Corvallis Library Main Meeting Room Monday, November 12, 2018 | 4:00-5:30 pm | Main Meeting Room Play "Minute to Win It" games, board games, and

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Library Takeover (for Adults!)

Friday, Jan. 25th | 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

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Friends of the Library Holiday Book Sale

Saturday, December 1, 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM |  Sunday, December 2, 11:00 AM - 3:00 PM| Main Meeting Room | The Friends of the Library holiday book sale is here again!

Introducing Lynda.com

We're excited to announce that we now provide free access to Lynda.com with your library card number and 4-digit PIN. Lynda.com is an online learning site with a constantly growing library of over 7,000

Sip & Spell: A Spelling Bee for Adults

Saturday, Feb. 9th | 7:00 p.m. | Whiteside Theatre (361 SW Madison Ave) | 5th Annual Sip & Spell: Spelling Bee for Adults Corvallis-Benton County Public Library presents the 5th annual Sip

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Classroom Cards

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

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Board games now available for checkout

Board games now available for checkout! The newest addition to our Library of Things collection. You can now check out a board game to bring home and try out. Bring it back

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