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Summer at Your Library for Kids starts June 12th!
We invite kids of all ages to read, create, celebrate and build a better world this summer – starting at the library!
Beginning June 12th, stop by the library for your summer reading materials.

Looking for events for ages 12 -18? See 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 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

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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 meets the first Monday of the month, from 3:30-4:30 pm in the Main Meeting 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.

Makers Club

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Note: this event will not be held during the summer. 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.

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.

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 4th Friday of every month. Open to all 4th-6th graders.

Upcoming Events

Tween Leadership Group

Friday, July 28 | 4:00 - 5:00 PM | Youth Activity Room | Tween leadership group gives input to staff about library events, spaces, and materials for tweens. You’re invited

Prepare for the Eclipse for Kids

Saturday, July 29 | 1:30 p.m. | Central Park Join Heart of the Valley Astronomers for a kid-specific eclipse information program featuring a safety station, UV-sensitive bracelet craft,  ongoing video presentation with sun

Kids’ Summer Reading

Get your free book, book bag, reading log, and summer event schedule at the youth desk, starting June 12. Track your reading and listening over the summer and earn tickets

Beavs & the Bookmobile

Saturday, August 26 | 10 a.m. - Noon | Corvallis Farmers Market | Join Oregon State University student athletes at the Corvallis Farmers' Market for fun, games, and prizes! Dates: Saturday, July

R.E.A.D. Dogs

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

Eclipse Expo for Kids

Wednesday, August 2 | 1:30 - 3:00 p.m. | Corvallis Library Main Meeting Room | Drop in for fun solar eclipse activities and information, including viewing glasses (limited supply). For more information,

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

Pool Party

Saturday, August 5 | 5:00 - 7:00 p.m. | Osborn Aquatic Center | Make a splash at Osborn Aquatic Center, Otter Beach (1940 NW Highland Dr, Corvallis, OR 97330). Open to all

¡ 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

Kids Book Swap

Saturday, August 12 | 1:00 p.m. | Corvallis Library Main Meeting Room Bring your gently used children's fiction and nonfiction books to trade. For more information, contact Youth Services, 541-766-6794.

NASA Explains the Eclipse for Kids

Wednesday, August 16 | 1:30 p.m. or 4:00 p.m. | Corvallis Library Main Meeting Room NASA educator Dorian Janney will lead a program filled with educational activities related to the solar eclipse.

Solar Eclipse Information Sessions

Want more information about the eclipse? Check out our 2017 Eclipse Information webpage. It includes curated lists of books, videos, dvds, web resources and other information for all ages! Watch the

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

Prepare for the Eclipse for Kids

Saturday, July 29 | 1:30 p.m. | Central Park Join Heart of the Valley Astronomers for a kid-specific eclipse information program featuring a safety station, UV-sensitive bracelet craft,  ongoing video presentation with sun

How the Ancient Greeks Used Eclipses

Tuesday, August 1 | 6:30 pm | Main Meeting Room | "How the Ancient Greeks Used Eclipses to Measure Astronomical Distances" Presented by Sarah Hagen, Ph.D. student in Mathematics at OSU Using

Eclipse Expo for Kids

Wednesday, August 2 | 1:30 - 3:00 p.m. | Corvallis Library Main Meeting Room | Drop in for fun solar eclipse activities and information, including viewing glasses (limited supply). For more information,

Pool Party

Saturday, August 5 | 5:00 - 7:00 p.m. | Osborn Aquatic Center | Make a splash at Osborn Aquatic Center, Otter Beach (1940 NW Highland Dr, Corvallis, OR 97330). Open to all

August Book Club Selection

Wednesday, August 16, 2017 7:00 p.m. Library Board Room A Man Called Ove by Fredrik Backman Meet Ove. He’s a curmudgeon—the kind of man who points at people he dislikes as if they were burglars

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’

NASA Explains the Eclipse

Thursday, Aug 17 | 6:30 PM | OSU Austin Auditorium, LaSells Stewart Center (Free Tickets Required) Dorian Janney from NASA will lead a program filled with educational activities and eclipse information. This

Solar Eclipse Information Sessions

Want more information about the eclipse? Check out our 2017 Eclipse Information webpage. It includes curated lists of books, videos, dvds, web resources and other information for all ages! Watch the

Beavs & the Bookmobile

Saturday, August 26 | 10 a.m. - Noon | Corvallis Farmers Market | Join Oregon State University student athletes at the Corvallis Farmers' Market for fun, games, and prizes! Dates: Saturday, July

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

Circulation Policy Changes

Starting Tuesday, January 17th, you will notice some changes when checking out materials at any Corvallis-Benton County Library branch! Library materials will have a 3-week check-out period, with 3-week renewal periods. Juvenile (J) and

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.

Art Tours at the Library

By Request | Email askalibrarian@covallisoregon.gov | Corvallis-Benton County Public Library's 1st Floor Lobby Why does the library have so many gargoyle statutes? Is there really a time capsule? These questions and more are answered by

New Downloadable Magazines!

With the new year soon upon us, we have updated our downloadable magazine collection. Rolling Stone and US Weekly join a list of 36 other magazines we offer. If you own a phone, tablet, or computer

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

Want to Get Lucky? Try our Lucky Day Collection

Is it Your Lucky Day? We’re placing extra copies of our most popular new books on these shelves for lucky patrons to check out.  These books won’t be used to fill holds;  they are

Speck Indoor Air Quality Monitors

The CBCPL is now offering Speck air quality monitors to the public for check out. Speck air quality monitors, which detect fine particulate air pollution in the home, will help people monitor the air quality indoors

Community Picks: Paul Turner, Darkside Cinema

Corvallis would not be quite so awesome without Paul Turner, owner and operator of Darkside Cinema. Paul has operated Darkside Cinema since 2007 and it is Corvallis' one and only independent movie theater showing all

Community Picks: Irene Zenev, Benton County Historical Society & Museum Executive Director

The Benton County Historical Museum is one of my favorite local places. The exhibits are always fascinating and bring me that much closer to understanding what makes Benton County the place it is today. A

Community Picks: Mike McInally, Gazette-Times & Democrat-Herald Editor

Summer at Your Library for Adults: Read, Create, Celebrate! Do awesome things, win awesome prizes. Since Mike McInally emceed our most awesome Sip & Spell Spelling Bee in January 2015, he has become one of

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