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.
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.
Children and their families are invited to join us for an afternoon of crafts. Offered periodically throughout the year.
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 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 are periodically shown at the library. Free admission. Bring your own snacks!
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!
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.
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.
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!
Come play Minecraft on the Xbox or iPad with other elementary school-aged Minecraft players.
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.
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.
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.
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 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.
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.
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.
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.
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!
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.
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.