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Summer Reading: June 9th – September 9th.

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. 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 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 10am in the Youth Activity Room.

Lego Club

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Lego Club is taking a break over the summer. 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

Makers Club is taking a break over the summer. 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. For more information, please call 541-766-6794.

Minecraft Mondays

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Minecraft Monday is taking a break over the summer. 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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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

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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

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Summer Reading 2018 kicks off on June 9th! 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.

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

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Wednesday Lunchtime Stories

Wednesdays, June 20 - August 29 | 12:30-12:45 p.m. | Youth Activity Room Join Library staff for stories during school district lunch every Wednesday this summer! The Corvallis School District invites those

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Family Day at Benton County Museum

Saturday, July 21 | 1:30 - 3:30 p.m. | Benton County Museum | Join us for a free Family Day at the Benton County Museum featuring cultural exhibits, family activities, and more!

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Book Club: The Miniature World of Marvin & James

Monday, July 23 | 10:30 a.m. | Central Park Gazebo, Corvallis Book discussion and fun activities in Central Park for kids reading beginning chapter books. When his best friend, a human boy

Spyence Magic Adventure Show with Curt Nelson

Wednesday, July 25th | 1:30 pm | Corvallis Library Main Meeting Room | Come experience the Spyence Magic Adventure Show and help Captain Curt and the Shark-Rat Super-Sisters defeat the Evil Robots!

Tween Nerf Games: Register Beginning July 13 at 10 a.m.

Friday, July 27, 2018,  from 6:15 - 8:15 p.m. | Enter through Monroe Avenue doors. | Registration begins on Friday, July 13th at 10:00 a.m. If you are in the 4th-6th grade,

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Be-Tween: Tween Takeover

Friday, July 27, 2018 | 6:15-8:00 pm | Corvallis Library Tween Takeover: NERF July 27, 2018 6:15-8:15 p.m. Play NERF games in the library after hours! Un-modded equipment is welcome, safety glasses

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Preschool Science Saturday

July 28, 2018 | 10:30 a.m. | Main Meeting Room Join us for a special music-themed storytime, followed by hands-on science and math activities designed for preschool age children and their families.

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Book Club: The Lost Stone (The Kingdom of Wrenly #1)

Monday, July 30 | 10:30 a.m. | Central Park Gazebo, Corvallis | Book discussion and fun activities in Central Park for kids reading beginning chapter books. Eight-year-old Lucas, Prince of Wrenly, is

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R.E.A.D. Dogs

The R.E.A.D. Dogs will take a break during the months of June and July. They'll be back in August 2018 for the Dog Days of Summer! Bring your favorite book to read

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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,

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Pool Party

Saturday, August 4 | 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

Children’s Musician Charlie Hope in Concert

August 14, 2018 | 10:30 a.m. | Main Meeting Room Main Meeting Room Charlie Hope is an award-winning children’s musician with melodic, interactive songs that both children and parents enjoy! Come sing

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¡ 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

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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

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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

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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. Find out more about how the public library

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

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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

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July Book Club Selection

On Tyranny by Timothy Snyder "The Founding Fathers tried to protect us from the threat they knew, the tyranny that overcame ancient democracy. Today, our political order faces new threats, not unlike the totalitarianism

Rebecca Morris: A Murder in My Hometown

Wednesday, July 18 | 6:30 pm | Main Meeting Room | "On a fall evening in Corvallis 1967, seventeen year old Richard Kitchel, a senior at the high school, disappeared after attending

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Teen Takeover: Midnight Lock-In

Friday July 20, 2018 | 6:45pm - Midnight | Enter through Monroe Ave Library Doors Teens in or entering 6-12th grades can be locked into the library until midnight at this special

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Family Day at Benton County Museum

Saturday, July 21 | 1:30 - 3:30 p.m. | Benton County Museum | Join us for a free Family Day at the Benton County Museum featuring cultural exhibits, family activities, and more!

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Book Club: The Miniature World of Marvin & James

Monday, July 23 | 10:30 a.m. | Central Park Gazebo, Corvallis Book discussion and fun activities in Central Park for kids reading beginning chapter books. When his best friend, a human boy

Preventing Wasted Food Series

Monday, July 23 | 6:00 - 7:30 pm| Main Meeting Room | The OSU Master Food Preserver Program presents a four-part demonstration workshop series on preventing wasted food, in collaboration with the

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Be-Tween: Tween Takeover

Friday, July 27, 2018 | 6:15-8:00 pm | Corvallis Library Tween Takeover: NERF July 27, 2018 6:15-8:15 p.m. Play NERF games in the library after hours! Un-modded equipment is welcome, safety glasses

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Teen Movie: Thor – Ragnarok

Tuesday July 24, 2018 | 1pm | Main Meeting Room Teens in or entering 6-12th grades can watch Thor: Ragnarok (PG-13, 2 hours, 10 minutes) at the library for free. Movie and

Spyence Magic Adventure Show with Curt Nelson

Wednesday, July 25th | 1:30 pm | Corvallis Library Main Meeting Room | Come experience the Spyence Magic Adventure Show and help Captain Curt and the Shark-Rat Super-Sisters defeat the Evil Robots!

Teen Day: Get Outside!

Thursday July 26, 2018| 1-3pm | Willamette Park Rotary Shelter Teens in or entering 6-12th grades, join us at Willamette Park for a variety of outdoor games! Snacks and materials provided; bring

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Book Club: The Lost Stone (The Kingdom of Wrenly #1)

Monday, July 30 | 10:30 a.m. | Central Park Gazebo, Corvallis | Book discussion and fun activities in Central Park for kids reading beginning chapter books. Eight-year-old Lucas, Prince of Wrenly, is

We Rise to Resist: Voices From a New Era in Women’s Political Action

Monday, July 30th | 6:00-8:00 PM | Main Meeting Room | Contributors Ahna Kruzic (Berkeley, California), Angie Carter (Michigan via Iowa) and Benton County resident Gabrielle Rosech-McNally will read from and discuss

Children’s Musician Charlie Hope in Concert

August 14, 2018 | 10:30 a.m. | Main Meeting Room Main Meeting Room Charlie Hope is an award-winning children’s musician with melodic, interactive songs that both children and parents enjoy! Come sing

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Teen Movie: Ready Player One

Tuesday July 31, 2018 | 1pm | Main Meeting Room Teens in or entering 6-12th grades can watch Ready Player One (PG-13, 2 hours 19 minutes) at the library for free. Movie

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Teen Day: 80’s Decade Party

Thursday August 2, 2018 | 1-3pm | Main Meeting Room Teens in or entering 6-12th grades can rock out to all things 80's - music, snacks, fashion, games, and movies! Come dressed

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Pool Party

Saturday, August 4 | 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

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August 2018 Graphic Novel Book Club

Tuesday, August 7th | 6:30 PM - 7:30 PM | Board Room | Discussing Mooncop by Tom Gauld The lunar colony is slowly winding down, like a small town circumvented by a new super highway.

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Library Takeover (for Adults!)

Friday, August 10th | 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,

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Craft Night

August 21st | 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 our

Scottie Jones: Country Grit: A Farmoir of Finding Purpose and Love

Thursday, Sept. 13th | 6:30 PM | Main Meeting Room | Join Alsea resident, Scottie Jones, co-owner of Leaping Lamb Farm and author of Country Grit: A Farmoir of Finding Purpose and

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