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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.

Tween Code Club

Tweens in 4-6th grades can explore coding through game design using Scratch and CS First. Tween Code Club meets monthly on the third Wednesday of the month from 4-5:30pm, starting Wednesday January 17, 2018. Meets in the Main Meeting Room. Call 766-6794 for further information.

¡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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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

The Makers Club meets in the Main Meeting Room of the Corvallis Library for all ages. Explore technology and making in a relaxed, fun way! Try out cubelets, lil bits, 3D printing, Arduino, Scratch, Sphero, and various kinds of robots. Meets monthly: 2nd Tuesdays from 4-5:30pm and 4th Tuesdays from 5:30-7:30pm. For more information, please call 541-766-6794.

Minecraft Mondays

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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 Winter 2018. 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.

Winter Break Reading Challenge

(December-January Only) Read and complete other activities to be eligible to win fabulous prizes every winter. Challenge yourself to try something new or just read as much as you can – the choice is yours!

Upcoming Events

New Storytime Schedule Starting in January

NEW TIME! Starting January 2, Storytime begins at 10:30 AM! Beginning January 2, 2018, the Corvallis Public Library storytime schedule will change.   Storytimes will be held at 10:30 am on the first

R.E.A.D. Dogs

1st & 3rd Thursdays | 3:30-4:30pm | Brookes Reading Room Save Attention beginning and intermediate readers: come read with a dog! A warm fuzzy dog who likes to listen to

Youth Chess Day

Weekly, Thursdays | 4:30-6pm | Storytime Room Youth are invited to play chess and other games at the library. Games, chess boards, and snacks provided.

Children’s Music Concert: Journey to the Land of Make Believe: Disney Songs & Melodies

Saturday, January 20, 2018 | 11:00 am | Main Meeting Room Travel with us on a Musical Magic Carpet to the world of Lions, Princesses, Beauties and Beasts, presented by soprano Amy

Minecraft Mondays

Monday, January 22, 2018 | 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

Tween Nerf Games (Registration required)

Friday, January 26, 2018,  from 6:15 - 8:00 p.m. | Enter through Monroe Avenue doors. |  If you are in the 4th-6th grade, join us for an after-hours Nerf event! Un-modded Nerf

Be-Tween

Friday, January 26, 2018 | 6:15-8:00 pm | Main Meeting Room Fun events for tweens (grades 4-6) at the library! All games, craft supplies, and snacks provided. For more information, contact Youth

Preschool Science Saturday: Reflections

Saturday, January 27th, 2018 | 10:30 am | Youth Activity Room Join us for a special themed storytime, followed by hands-on activities designed for preschool age children and their families. If you

OBOB Club

Saturday, January 27 |  3:00-4:00 pm | Main Meeting Room   Review all sixteen OBOB books in the Grades 3-5 Division. Practice unofficial OBOB questions to help prepare for OBOB

Makers Club

Tuesday,  January 23, 2018 | 5:30-7:30 pm | Main Meeting Room, Corvallis Library Makers Club is a free, all-ages creative, hands-on makers program for anyone interested in the maker movement,

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

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,

Lego Club

Monday, February 5, 2018* | 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.

Read with the Beavs!

Wednesday, February 7 | 4:00-5:00 pm | Youth Activity Room Amanda Minni and Ellie Slama from the Oregon State University women's golf team are joining us Wednesday, January 17th! Younger

Tween Leadership Group

Wednesday, February 14, 2018 | 4:00-5:00 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

¡ Los Cuentos ! / Bilingual Spanish/English Storytime

2nd Saturdays of the month 10:30 a.m. Youth Activity Room ¡los CUENTOS! English/Spanish Storytime takes place on the second Saturday of every month in the Youth

Games Day

February 10 | 2:00 PM - 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

Tween Code Club

January 17 | 4-5:30pm | Main Meeting Room Tweens in 4-6th grades can explore coding through game design using Scratch and CS First. Club meets monthly on the 3rd Wednesday from 4-5:30pm,

Family Music Fun

Saturday, February 17 | 10:30 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

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

February Book Club Selection

Wednesday, Februrary 21, 2018 7:00 p.m. Library Board Room The Sandcastle Girls by Chris Bohjalian   When Elizabeth Endicott arrives in Aleppo, Syria, she has a diploma from Mount Holyoke, a crash course in nursing,

Tax Information & Assistance

2017 Taxes information AARP Foundation Tax-Aide Program for 2018 will run March 1st - April 15th. See below or visit or visit the library's taxes webpage for more information.   Free tax preparation and

Read with the Beavs!

Wednesday, February 7 | 4:00-5:00 pm | Youth Activity Room Amanda Minni and Ellie Slama from the Oregon State University women's golf team are joining us Wednesday, January 17th! Younger

Winter Guitar Concert Series

January 20, 2017 | 3:00 PM | Main Meeting Room | Join us for three concerts at the library this winter season, presented by the Corvallis Guitar Society! December 16th Concert by

Tween Nerf Games (Registration required)

Friday, January 26, 2018,  from 6:15 - 8:00 p.m. | Enter through Monroe Avenue doors. |  If you are in the 4th-6th grade, join us for an after-hours Nerf event! Un-modded Nerf

OBOB Club

Saturday, January 27 |  3:00-4:00 pm | Main Meeting Room   Review all sixteen OBOB books in the Grades 3-5 Division. Practice unofficial OBOB questions to help prepare for OBOB

Sip & Spell: A Spelling Bee for Adults

Saturday, January 27th | 7:00 PM (Bee Begins) | Contestant Registration 5:45-6:45 PM | Whiteside Theatre (361 SW Madison Ave) 4th Annual Sip & Spell: Spelling Bee for Adults Corvallis-Benton County Public Library presents

Makers Club

Tuesday,  January 23, 2018 | 5:30-7:30 pm | Main Meeting Room, Corvallis Library Makers Club is a free, all-ages creative, hands-on makers program for anyone interested in the maker movement,

New Storytime Schedule Starting in January

NEW TIME! Starting January 2, Storytime begins at 10:30 AM! Beginning January 2, 2018, the Corvallis Public Library storytime schedule will change.   Storytimes will be held at 10:30 am on the first

Pat Wray

Wednesday, February 7, 2018 | 6:30 pm | Main Meeting Room | Pat Wray presents his new book Gift of the Grenadier Pat Wray is a freelance writer and book author from

Random Review: Underground Railroad

Wednesday, February 14 | Noon - 1:00 PM | Main Meeting Room | Join us for the January Random Review! Librarian Bonnie Brzozowski reviews The Underground Railroad. About The Underground Railroad (from the

Author Event – Connie Soper

Thursday, February 22 | 6:30 pm | Main Meeting Room | Connie is the lead advocate for creating and maintaining the Oregon Coast Trail. She will talk about her new book, Exploring

Craft Night

February 20th | 6:30 PM - 7:30 PM | Main Meeting Room Join us for a night of crafts, music, and conversation (ages 16 and up welcome) every 3rd Tuesday of the month. Use

Beyond Fake News

Saturday, March 3rd | 2:00 - 3:30 PM | Main Meeting Room | Join the library in a free conversation about news and finding information on Saturday, March 3rd in the Main

Games Day

February 10 | 2:00 PM - 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

Library Takeover (for Adults!)

Friday, January 12th | 6:15 pm - 8:15 pm | Main Meeting Room | The festivities begin after the library closes! Adults ages 18 and older are invited to play Nerf games,

Teen Takeover: Games After Dark (Nerf+)

Friday January 19, 2018 | 6:30-8:30pm | Main Meeting Room Teens takeover the library after hours every 3rd Friday of the month. In January, we're hosting Games After Dark; come play Nerf

Children’s Music Concert: Journey to the Land of Make Believe: Disney Songs & Melodies

Saturday, January 20, 2018 | 11:00 am | Main Meeting Room Travel with us on a Musical Magic Carpet to the world of Lions, Princesses, Beauties and Beasts, presented by soprano Amy

What Is Cultural Appropriation?

Thursday, February 1st | 6:00 - 7:30 PM | Main Meeting Room | Join the library in a free conversation about cultural appropriation on Thursday, February 1st in the Main Meeting Room

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February 2018 Graphic Novel Book Club

February 6th | 6:30 PM - 7:30 PM | Board Room | Discussing California Dreamin’: Cass Elliot Before the Mamas & the Papas by Penelope Bagieu Before she was the legendary Mama Cass of

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