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Corvallis Library Events for Kids
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.
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! 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 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!
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.
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.
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.
Meets the 3rd Monday of each month. Come play Minecraft on the Xbox or iPad with other Minecraft players. Grades 2-5.
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. 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.
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.
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? 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.
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.
(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!