Kids Events

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View all of the events occurring in the Corvallis-Benton County Public Library system.
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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.

Upcoming Events

Summer Reading Starts June 8th!

June 8 - August 31, 2019 | All Library Locations | All ages are invited to participate in the 2019 Summer Reading Program: A Universe of Stories! Starting June 8th, you may

Kids Library Sleepover

June 29, 2019, 6:45 p.m. - June 30, 8:00 a.m. | Corvallis Public Library | Registration begins June 15. Spend the night at the library! Featuring activities, crafts, and entertainment for ages

OMSI: Electrifying Science!

Wednesday, June 19 | 1:30 p.m. | Main Meeting Room | We'll explore the wacky world of electrostatics, learn how renewable technologies like wind turbines and solar cells can power our cities,

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17th Annual Model Train Show

Saturday, June 22nd & Sunday, June 23rd | 1:00 - 6:00 p.m. & 1:00 - 4:00 p.m. | Main Meeting Room The Oregon Electric O-Gaugers Train Club of Albany, Oregon returns to

Family Storytime

Every Monday | 7:00 p.m. | Youth Activity Room | Family Storytime is approximately one-half hour long and is filled with stories, songs, fingerplays, and movement designed for families of all ages.

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Kids Book Club

Monday, July 1, 2019 |1-2 pm | Main Meeting Room | Participate in a book discussion with fun activities! The Kids Book Club is for kids reading beginning chapter books. A limited

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Tween Leadership Group

Monday, July 1 | 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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Family Movies

Wednesday, July 3 | 3:00 & 6:00 p.m. | Main Meeting Room | Children and their families are invited to watch a movie (and it's sequel) about a lovable bear and his

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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

Jay Frasier: I Love to Read Magic Show

Wednesday, July 10 | 1:30 p.m. | Main Meeting Room | The "I Love to Read Magic Show" is a high energy show that uses comedy magic, balloon sculpting, storytelling, and audience

Teddy Bear Picnic

July 11, 2019 | 10:30 a.m. | Central Park Bring a stuffed animal to Central Park* and enjoy music from Red Yarn. Take a photo with Paddington Bear. This event is for

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Penny Carnival with Parks & Recreation

Thursday, July 11 | 10:30 a.m. - 2:30 p.m. | Central Park | Come play and celebrate community at the Teddy Bear Picnic in the morning and the Corvallis Kid's Penny Carnival

Tween Takeover (Be-Tween)

Friday, July 12 | 6:30-9:00 pm | Corvallis Library | Join us for a Star Wars event at the library after-hours! Activities include: games in the dark, light saber challenges, a movie,

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Beavs & the Bookmobile

Saturday, July 13 & August 24, 2019 | 10:30 a.m. - Noon | Corvallis Farmers Market | Join Oregon State University student-athletes at the Corvallis Farmers' Market for fun, games, and prizes!

Our Place in Space

Wednesday, July 17 | 1:30 p.m. | Main Meeting Room | Join the University of Oregon Museum of Natural and Cultural History for an exploration of space! Ever wonder how Earth fits

Comedy with Angel Ocasio

Wednesday, July 24 | 1:30 p.m. | Main Meeting Room | Angel's high-energy variety show is perfectly suited for children and their families. This interactive performance includes jokes, juggling, and physical comedy.

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Preschool Science Saturday: Space!

Saturday, July 27 | 10:30 a.m | Main Meeting Room | Join us for a special science-themed storytime, followed by hands-on science and math activities designed for preschool age children and their

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Family Day at Benton County Museum

Saturday, July 27 | 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 crafts,

Summer Reading Starts June 8th!

June 8 - August 31, 2019 | All Library Locations | All ages are invited to participate in the 2019 Summer Reading Program: A Universe of Stories! Starting June 8th, you may

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Book Club at Chintimini Senior & Community Center

Thursday, June 20th | 11:00 - 12:00 p.m. | Chintimini Senior & Community Center | Join the new Chintimini Senior & Community Center Book Club facilitated by the Corvallis-Benton County Public Library!

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17th Annual Model Train Show

Saturday, June 22nd & Sunday, June 23rd | 1:00 - 6:00 p.m. & 1:00 - 4:00 p.m. | Main Meeting Room The Oregon Electric O-Gaugers Train Club of Albany, Oregon returns to

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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

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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Summer 2019 Walking Book Club

Monday, July 8th, 5:30 - 7:00 p.m. | Main Meeting Room | Join us for the Corvallis-Benton County Public Library Summer 2019 Walking Book Club meetings at 5:30 p.m. on the second

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Craft Night

Tuesday, July 16th | 6:00 - 7:30 p.m. | Library Patio | Join us for a night of crafts, music, and conversation (ages 16 and up welcome) every 3rd Tuesday of the

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

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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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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

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Citizen Activism 101

Saturday, May 6th | 12:30 PM | Main Meeting Room | On Saturday, May 6th at 12:30 PM in the Corvallis-Benton County Public Library’s Main Meeting Room, experienced educator Donna Cohen will

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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