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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.

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! (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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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

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.

Minecraft Mondays

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Meets the 3rd Monday of each month. 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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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 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.

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 2nd Friday of every month. 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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Tween Nerf Games: Registration is Full

Friday, April 27th, 2018,  from 6:15 - 8:15 p.m. | Enter through Monroe Avenue doors. | UPDATE: FULL! Registration begins on Friday, April 13th. If you are in the 4th-6th grade, join

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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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Makers Club

Tuesday, April 24, 2018 | 4:00-5:30 pm | Main Meeting Room, Corvallis Library Makers Club is a free, all-ages creative, hands-on makers program for anyone interested in the maker movement,

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Youth Chess Day

Weekly, Thursdays | 4:30-6pm | Storytime Room Youth are invited to play chess and other games at the library. Games, chess boards, and snacks provided.

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Be-Tween

Friday, April 27 | 6:15-8:00 pm | Corvallis Library Special April Event: Tween Nerf Night! Pre-registration required. See link below to register! UPDATE: Registration is FULL! Fun events for tweens (grades 4-6)

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Dia Celebration

Saturday, April 28th | 10:30 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. | Main Meeting Room | Join us for a multicultural celebration with activities and displays from various cultures, including a Mexican dance performance

Bookin’ It: Library 5K* Fun Run/Walk

Saturday, June 9, 2018 | 9:30 a.m. | Riverfront Commemorative Park - Avery Park Loop Registration begins May 1, 2018! Time & Place The Bookin' It Library 5K* Fun Run

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Read with the Beavs!

Wednesday, May 2 | 4:00-5:00 pm | Youth Activity Room Younger readers can practice reading with an athlete from Oregon State University. Readers are encouraged to bring their own book

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Tween Space

May 1st | 3:30-5:00 pm | Youth Activity Room | A pop-up space for tweens in grades 4-6 to play games, hang out with friends, and eat snacks. Held on the first

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R.E.A.D. Dogs

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

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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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Lego Club

Monday, May 7, 2018 | 3:30-4:30 pm | Main Meeting Room Come build with other Lego fans! Legos provided. Feel free to bring your own, too. Grades K-5. Drop in.

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Tween Leadership Group

Wednesday, May 9, 2018 | 4:00-5:00 pm | Youth Activity Room Legendary Library Leaders, the tween leadership group, gives input to staff about library events, spaces, and materials for tweens. You’re invited

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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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Tween Code Club

May 16 | 4-5:30pm | Main Meeting Room Tweens in 4-6th grades can explore coding through game design using Scratch and CS First. Club meets monthly on the 3rd Wednesday from 4-5:30pm,

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Family Music Fun

Saturday, May 19 | 10:30 a.m. | Youth Activity 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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Minecraft Mondays

Monday, May 21, 2018 | 3:30-4:30 pm | Main Meeting Room Come play Minecraft on the Xbox or iPad with other Minecraft players. Grades 2-5. For more information, contact Youth

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Preschool Science Saturday

May 26, 2018 | 10:30 a.m. | Main Meeting Room Join us for a special bug-themed storytime, followed by hands-on activities designed for preschool age children and their families. If you have

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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

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Makers Club

Tuesday, April 24, 2018 | 4:00-5:30 pm | Main Meeting Room, Corvallis Library Makers Club is a free, all-ages creative, hands-on makers program for anyone interested in the maker movement,

Understanding & Participating in the Web

Thursday, April 26 | 6-7:30 PM | Main Meeting Room | The Corvallis-Benton County Public Library will host free bi-monthly sessions for adults on understanding and participating in the web every 1st

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Sky Evans: The Wilderness of Women

Saturday, April 28 | 2:00 pm | Main Meeting Room | As an avid hiker, Monroe’s Sky Evans  has traversed thousands of miles of trail, from hidden Coast Range deer paths to

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Dia Celebration

Saturday, April 28th | 10:30 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. | Main Meeting Room | Join us for a multicultural celebration with activities and displays from various cultures, including a Mexican dance performance

Bookin’ It: Library 5K* Fun Run/Walk

Saturday, June 9, 2018 | 9:30 a.m. | Riverfront Commemorative Park - Avery Park Loop Registration begins May 1, 2018! Time & Place The Bookin' It Library 5K* Fun Run

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An Evening of Nobel Prizes

Monday, April 30 | 6:30 - 8 pm | Main Meeting Room | OSU faculty experts discuss research and careers of newly minted Nobel laureates making the information accessible to everyone.

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Read with the Beavs!

Wednesday, May 2 | 4:00-5:00 pm | Youth Activity Room Younger readers can practice reading with an athlete from Oregon State University. Readers are encouraged to bring their own book

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Country Fair: Oregon’s Alternative Celebration

Tuesday, May 8 | 6:30 pm | Main Meeting Room | Sandy and Scott Blackman have been attending the Oregon Country Fair since 1972, and Scott has photographed it for more than

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Joshua Safran

Thursday, May 10 | 6:30 pm | Main Meeting Room | Growing up on the road & off the grid Joshua Safran was born to a coven of lesbian witches in

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Random Review: Moonglow

Wednesday, May 9 | Noon - 1:00 PM | Main Meeting Room | Join us for the April Random Review! Joyce Loper reviews Moonglow by Michael Chabon. About Moonglow (from the publisher): Moonglow

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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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Craft Night

May 15th | 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

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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

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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May Book Club Selection

Wednesday, May 16 | 7:00pm | Library Board Room | Salt by Mark Kurlansky In his fifth work of nonfiction, Mark Kurlansky turns his attention to a common household item with a long and intriguing

David Levy, Mindful Tech

Wednesday, May 16 | 6:30 pm | Belluschi Wing | Today’s digital devices and apps are both powerful and powerfully distracting. Indeed, it has become increasingly clear that they can serve both

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Youth Chess Day

Weekly, Thursdays | 4:30-6pm | Storytime Room Youth are invited to play chess and other games at the library. Games, chess boards, and snacks provided.

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Talking About Dying

Saturday, May 5 | 2:00 PM | Main Meeting Room | Corvallis residents are invited to talk about death and dying at the Corvallis-Benton County Public Library on Saturday, May 5th at

Preventing Wasted Food Series

Mondays, June 25, July 9 & 23, August 27 | 6:00 - 7:30 pm| Main Meeting Room | The OSU Master Food Preserver Program presents a four-part demonstration workshop series on preventing

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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

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