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Looking for events for ages 12 -18? See also our teen events.

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.

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.

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!

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 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.

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

stuffed animals

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. Open to all 4th-6th graders.

Upcoming Events

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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.

Makers Club

Tuesday, April 23 | 5:30-7:00 p.m. | Library Lobby | Roll up your sleeves and join our all-ages, family-friendly Makers Club.  Go hi-tech with virtual reality, 3D printing and programming. 

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Early Literacy Newsletter

Early Literacy Newsletters - The Spring 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.

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Build with the Beavs

Wednesday, May 1 | 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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National Astronomy Day – 2019

Saturday, May 11 | 11:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. | Library Patio | The Heart of the Valley Astronomers will have their telescopes and binoculars set up for safe solar viewing on

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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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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

May 6, 2019 | 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.

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Tween Leadership Group

Monday, May 6 | 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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Kids Book Club: Dragons and Marshmallows

Wednesday, May 8, 2019 | 3:30 pm | Youth Activity Room Participate in a book discussion with fun activities! The Kids Book Club is for kids reading beginning chapter books. A limited

Be-Tween

Friday, May 10 | 6:15-8:15 pm | Corvallis Library | 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

  • Tween Takeover NERF, Friday March 22, 6:15-8:15 PM

Tween Nerf Games

Friday, May 10, 2019 | 6:15-8:15 pm | Corvallis Library | If you are in the 4th-6th grade, join us for an after-hours Nerf event! Un-modded Nerf equipment welcome; safety glasses required

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Read with the Beavs!

Wednesday, May 15 | 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 or

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Family Music Fun

Saturday, May 18 | 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

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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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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

  • Everyone is Welcome Here

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

Makers Club

Tuesday, April 23 | 5:30-7:00 p.m. | Library Lobby | Roll up your sleeves and join our all-ages, family-friendly Makers Club.  Go hi-tech with virtual reality, 3D printing and programming. 

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Friends Book Sale at the Monroe Community Library

Saturday, April 27, 2019 |10:00 a.m.- 7:00 p.m. |Monroe Community Library| Friends of the Library Monroe Book Sale Get great deals while you support the Library! Books, DVDs, Vintage Vinyl $1; CDs 50 cents

  • What is Protein, and Why Should You Care? Monday, April 29th, 9:30-8:00 PM

What is Protein? (And, Why Should You Care?)

Monday, Apr. 29th | 6:30 - 8:00 p.m. | Main Meeting Room | Join Philomath resident Janice Stanger, Ph.D., author of The Perfect Formula Diet for a talk about protein. This talk

May 2019 Graphic Novel Club

Tuesday, May 7th | 6:30 - 7:30 p.m. | Board Room | Discussing House of Women by Sophie Goldstein Something dark is growing in Mopu. The only question is whether the danger that will undo the

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National Astronomy Day – 2019

Saturday, May 11 | 11:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. | Library Patio | The Heart of the Valley Astronomers will have their telescopes and binoculars set up for safe solar viewing on

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Craft Night

Tuesday, May 21st | 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

  • Hiking and the Local Environment, Spring Lecture Series. Tuesday, April 30, 6:30 PM. Local Fire Eco-Dynamics by Dominique Bachelet

Fire Eco Dynamics

Tuesday, Apr. 30 | 6:30 - 8:00 p.m. | Main Meeting Room | Spring Lecture Series: Hiking and the Local Environment: Fire Eco Dynamics Is fire normal, predictable, and inevitable in the

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Library Takeover (for Adults!)

Friday, June 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

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

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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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Announcing MyLibraryRewards

Patrons can now earn and redeem points at local businesses for checking out materials through a new program called MyLibraryRewards. What is MyLibraryRewards? It is a rewards program where patrons can earn and redeem points

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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

  • BookBox taskets

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

  • Book Bike

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’

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New way to renew your library card!

You asked and we listened! Patrons may now opt to renew their library cards without visiting a branch by sending a picture or scan of a current utility bill which clearly shows your

July 2019 Graphic Novel Club

July 9th (2nd Tues. of the month) | 6:30 - 7:30 p.m. | Board Room | Discussing The Wendy Project by Melissa Jane Osborne and Veronica Fish 16-year-old Wendy Davies crashes her car into a

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