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Corvallis Library Events for Kids

Be-Tween

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.

¡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 Celebratio

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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 10am in the Youth Activity Room.

Lego Club

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Lego Club will resume in Fall 2017. 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 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. Meets the 2nd and 4th Tuesday of each month from 4-5:30 pm (beginning September 26, 2017).

Minecraft Mondays

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Note: This program is not held during the summer. Meets the 3rd Monday of each month. Come play Minecraft on the Xbox or iPad with other Minecraft players. Grades 2-5.

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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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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Note: This event will resume in Fall 2017. 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 2nd Friday of every month. Open to all 4th-6th graders.

Upcoming Events

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. Find out more about how the public library

CBCPL BookBox

Monthly 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 elementary schools. Participating classrooms receive a monthly delivery

Makers Club

Tuesday, September 26 | 4:00-5:30 pm | Main Meeting Room Makers Club is a free, all-ages creative, hands-on makers program for anyone interested in the maker movement, science, technology, engineering,

Lego Club

Monday, October 2 | 3:30-4:30 pm | Main Meeting Room Come build with other Lego fans! Legos provided. Feel free to bring your own, too. Grades K-5. Drop in. For

Read with the Beavs!

Wednesday, October 4th & 18th | 4:00-5:00 pm | Youth Activity Room Our popular program is back for the fall season and we have a new day and time: the

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

OBOB Club

Wednesday, October 11 | 3:30-4:30 PM | Youth Activity Room Review all sixteen OBOB books in the Grades 3-5 Division. Practice unofficial OBOB questions to help prepare for OBOB battles.

Tween Nerf Games

Register here starting October 1. Friday, October 13th, from 6:15 - 8:00 p.m. | Enter through Monroe Avenue doors. Dress up in your favorite costume and join us for a spooky

¡ 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, October 16 | 3:30-4:30 pm | Main Meeting Room Come play Minecraft on the Xbox or iPad with other Minecraft players. Grades 2-5. For more information, contact Youth Services:

Tween Leadership Group

September 8 | 3:30-4:00 pm | Youth Activity Room Legendary Library Leaders, the tween leadership group, gives input to staff about library events, spaces, and materials for tweens. You’re invited to join!

Family Music Fun

October 21 | 10:00 a.m. | Youth Activity Room Family Music Fun is a family-participation music and movement class led by experienced music instructors. Come prepared to move and join in the

Noche de Alma LatinoAmericana

Sunday, October 22 | 2:30-7:00pm | The LaSells Stewart Center Corvallis-OSU Piano International y Garfield Parent-Teacher Association invitan a: Concierto presentando a José-Luis Orozco, artista bilingüe en ingles y español para niños

1000 Books Before Kindergarten Kick-Off Event

Saturday, November 4 | 10:00 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 FREE

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

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.

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

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

Stuffed Animal Sleepover & Celebration

Storytime Room A 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

Kids Book Event & Author Visit: Ricky’s Atlas

Wednesday, March 1 | 3:30 pm | Youth Activity Room Participate in a book discussion with fun activities at this special book event with author Judy Li and illustrator Peg Herring! Book club copies of

Library Takeover (for Adults!)

Friday, September 29th | 6:15 pm - 8:00 pm | Main Meeting Room | The festivities begin after the library closes! Adults ages 18 and older are invited to play Nerf games,

Tween Nerf Games

Register here starting October 1. Friday, October 13th, from 6:15 - 8:00 p.m. | Enter through Monroe Avenue doors. Dress up in your favorite costume and join us for a spooky

How to Write a Nonfiction Book Proposal

October 14th | 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM | Main Meeting Room | Maggie Stuckey – widely published author, ghostwriter, book doctor, and editor—draws on her long career in publishing to unwrap

Craft Night

October 17th (3rd Tuesday of every month) | 6:30 PM - 7:30 PM | Library Board Room Join us for a night of crafts, music, and conversation (ages 16 and up welcome). Use our

October Book Club Selection

Wednesday, October 18, 2017 7:00 p.m. Library Board Room The Thirteenth Tale by Diane Setterfield Reclusive author Vida Winter, famous for her collection of twelve enchanting stories, has spent the past six decades penning a

National Novel Writing Month Plot Planning Party

October 21st | 2:00 PM - 3:30 PM | Main Meeting Room | Get ready to write your novel in November! The Plot Planning Party is where you will learn what NaNoWriMo is

National Novel Writing Month Kick Off Party

October 28th | 2:00 PM - 3:30 PM | Main Meeting Room | Party hard with the library before the real work begins! The Kick Off Party is your chance to enjoy an event

Noche de Alma LatinoAmericana

Sunday, October 22 | 2:30-7:00pm | The LaSells Stewart Center Corvallis-OSU Piano International y Garfield Parent-Teacher Association invitan a: Concierto presentando a José-Luis Orozco, artista bilingüe en ingles y español para niños

1000 Books Before Kindergarten Kick-Off Event

Saturday, November 4 | 10:00 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 FREE

Games Day

November 4th | 2:00 PM - 5:00 PM | Main Meeting Room | The Corvallis-Benton County Public Library will join thousands in celebrating International Games Day @ Your Library, highlighting the popularity

A Place to Call Home: Exploring Housing in Oregon

November 5th | 2:00 PM | Main Meeting Room | Free discussion about affordable housing. This event is part of Oregon Humanities' statewide Conversation Project. At the most basic level, a home

National Novel Writing Month Writing Session

November 4th | 2:00 PM - 5:30 PM | Board Room | Every Saturday in November (except for Saturday, Nov. 11th when the library will be closed), NaNoWriMo writers may drop in

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October 2017 Graphic Novel Book Club

October 3rd | 6:30 PM - 7:30 PM | Board Room | Discussing Imagine Wanting Only This by Kristen Radtke   A gorgeous graphic memoir about loss, love, and confronting grief. When Kristen Radtke

Makers Club

Tuesday, September 26 | 4:00-5:30 pm | Main Meeting Room Makers Club is a free, all-ages creative, hands-on makers program for anyone interested in the maker movement, science, technology, engineering,

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. Find out more about how the public library

CBCPL BookBox

Monthly 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 elementary schools. Participating classrooms receive a monthly delivery

Random Review 25th Anniversary Celebration

Wednesday, September 13 | Noon - 1:30 PM | Main Meeting Room | Random Review celebrates 25 years! Join us to celebrate as we kick off the 2017-2018 season with a 25th

Book Bike Stop at Wednesday Farmers’ Market

Every Wednesday, June - September | 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM | Corvallis Farmers' Market | The Corvallis-Benton County Public Library Book Bike will make a weekly stop at the Wednesday Corvallis Farmers’

Citizen Activism 101

Saturday, May 6th | 12:30 PM | Main Meeting Room | On Saturday, May 6th at 12:30 PM in the Corvallis-Benton County Public Library’s Main Meeting Room, experienced educator Donna Cohen will

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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