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Corvallis Library Events for Kids

Book Club: Beginning Chapters Book Club

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Participate in a book discussion with fun activities! The Beginning Chapters Book Club is for readers in 2nd through 3rd grade. Book club copies of the current month’s selection can be picked up in the Youth Services Department at the Corvallis-Benton County Public Library. For more information, contact Youth Services: 541-766-6794. Sponsored by the Friends of the Library.

Book Club: Beginning Readers Book Club

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A special monthly book club for beginning readers in grades Kindergarten – 2nd grade. Book discussion and related fun activities. A limited number of copies of each month’s book selection are provided by the Friends of the Library and available at the Youth Reference Desk. For more information, call 541-766-6794. Sponsored by the Friends of the Library.

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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. Special Children’s Concert: Carnival of the Animals will take place on Saturday, March 18, 2017 at 11:00 am, as part of Corvallis-OSU Piano International’s Steinway Day: People and Pianos.

¡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

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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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The Makers Club meets every second and fourth Tuesday from 4-5:30pm 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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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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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

Build a Better World Celebration

Entries Due May 15, 2017 Benton County K-12 students are invited to write about a person in their lives who helps to build a better world - a teacher, a neighbor, a

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Science fun for kids: watch a LIB LAB video, create a solar pinhole projector!

The Corvallis-Benton County Public Library has launched the second episode in a fun, educational video series encouraging kids to explore S.T.E.A.M. concepts and activities. The video stars A.J. Fillo, an Oregon State University Ph.D. candidate

Story & Illustration Workshop with Katherine Roy

Friday, April 28 | 3:30-5:00 pm | Youth Activity Room Learn how to write and illustrate a story with author & illustrator Katherine Roy! In this workshop, author and illustrator Katherine Roy

Bookin’ It: Library 5K* Fun Run/Walk

Pre-Registration begins May 1st! The first 150 entrants will receive a free t-shirt! Saturday, June 24, 2017 | 10:00 am | Riverfront Commemorative Park - Avery Park Loop Time &

Lego Club

Monday, May 1, 2017 3:30 pm Main Meeting Room Come build with fellow Lego fans! Put your skills to the test with new building challenges each month. Legos

Beginning Chapters Book Club

Wednesday, May 17 | 3:30-4:30 pm | Youth Activity Room Participate in a book discussion with fun activities! The Beginning Chapters Book Club is for readers in 2nd through 3rd

Infant Storytime Plus!

May 2, 2017 10:25 am Storytime Room Please join us for short special presentations after Infant Storytime and learn about the following topics from our community members.

Read with the Beavs!

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

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

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

Makers Club

Tuesday, May 9 | 4:00 - 5:30 PM | Corvallis Main Meeting Room All ages welcome! Makers Club is a free, all-ages creative, hands-on makers program for anyone interested in

Beginning Readers Book Club

Wednesday, May 10 | 3:30 pm | Youth Activity Room The Beginning Readers Book Club is for beginning readers in kindergarten through second grade. Participate in a book discussion with

Be-Tween. After Hours Nerf!

Friday May 12, 2017 | 6:30-8 pm | Main Floor of Corvallis Library After Hours Nerf! Play nerf games in the library after the library is closed! * This event is for

¡ 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

Minecraft Mondays

Monday, May 15, 2017 3:30 pm Main Meeting Room Come play Minecraft on the Xbox or iPad with other Minecraft players. Grades 2-5. Meets every month on

Family Music Fun

3rd Saturdays | 10 a.m. | Corvallis-Benton County Public Library 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

Children’s Music Concert

Saturday, May 20, 2017 | Noon | Main Meeting Room The Corvallis High School Commusical Service Club is returning for another great music performance featuring a variety of instruments! A fun music program for

Preschool Science Saturday: My Five Senses

Saturday, May 27 | 10:00 a.m. | Youth Activity Room Join us for a five senses themed storytime followed by hands-on activities that encourage exploration of science, literature and math!

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.

Solar Eclipse Information Sessions

Next session: May 17 | 6:30 - 8:00 PM | Main Meeting Room | A total solar eclipse is coming August 21, 2017! Join the Heart of the Valley Astronomers to learn

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Science fun for kids: watch a LIB LAB video, create a solar pinhole projector!

The Corvallis-Benton County Public Library has launched the second episode in a fun, educational video series encouraging kids to explore S.T.E.A.M. concepts and activities. The video stars A.J. Fillo, an Oregon State University Ph.D. candidate

Mid-Willamette Woodworkers Guild 34th Annual Exhibition

The Mid-Willamette Woodworkers Guild will host its 34th Annual Exhibition of Fine Woodworking April 27-30, at the Corvallis Public Library event room. Once each year, members of the Guild display select works in an

Read with the Beavs!

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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May 2017 Graphic Novel Book Club

Tuesday, May 2 6:30 p.m. – 7:30 p.m. Library Board Room Discussing The Wicked + The Divine, Volume 1: The Faust Act by Kieron Gillen & Jamie McKelvie Every

Build a Better World Celebration

Entries Due May 15, 2017 Benton County K-12 students are invited to write about a person in their lives who helps to build a better world - a teacher, a neighbor, a

Community Conversation: Seeking feedback about space study

Thursday, May 4th | 6:30-8:00pm | Main Meeting Room Community Conversation: Corvallis-Benton County Public Library space study A space-study is underway for improving the Corvallis-Benton County Public Library and we want your input! Join us

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

Stone Soup: How Recipes Can Preserve History and Nourish Community

May 9th | 7:00 PM | Main Meeting Room | Join an Oregon Humanities conversation about the significance of recipes across communities and cultures on Tuesday, May 9th at 7:00 PM in the

Bookin’ It: Library 5K* Fun Run/Walk

Pre-Registration begins May 1st! The first 150 entrants will receive a free t-shirt! Saturday, June 24, 2017 | 10:00 am | Riverfront Commemorative Park - Avery Park Loop Time &

Makers Club

Tuesday, May 9 | 4:00 - 5:30 PM | Corvallis Main Meeting Room All ages welcome! Makers Club is a free, all-ages creative, hands-on makers program for anyone interested in

Art Night

May 16th (3rd Tuesday of every month) | 6:30 PM - 7:30 PM | Main Meeting Room Join us for a night of art, music, and conversation (ages 16 and up welcome). Use our supplies

Letter Writing Social and Stationery Exchange

Sunday, May, 28th | 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM | Main Meeting Room | Celebrate the art of crafting handwritten letters  Join other fellow letter writers in the library’s Main Meeting Room

Random Review: My Name is Lucy Barton

Wednesday, May 10 | Noon - 1:00 PM | Main Meeting Room My Name is Lucy Barton: A Novel by Elizabeth Strout. Marjorie Sandor is the reviewer. About the Book

May Book Club Selection

Wednesday, May 17, 2017 7:00 p.m. Library Board Room God is Not One by Stephen Prothero In God is Not One: The Eight Rival Religions That Run the World, religion scholar Stephen Prothero argues

Be-Tween. After Hours Nerf!

Friday May 12, 2017 | 6:30-8 pm | Main Floor of Corvallis Library After Hours Nerf! Play nerf games in the library after the library is closed! * This event is for

April Book Club Selection

Wednesday, April 19, 2017 7:00 p.m. Library Board Room Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close by Jonathan Safran Foer Meet Oskar Schell, an inventor, Francophile, tambourine player, Shakespearean actor, jeweler, pacifist, correspondent with Stephen Hawking

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

Art*ing for Adults

Tuesday, March 7 | 6:00 - 7:30 PM | Philomath Community Library Join us at the Philomath Community Library for this exciting new program! Adults ages 16 & up are

15th Annual Model Train Show

Saturday, June 3rd & Sunday, June 4th | 1:00 PM - 6:00 PM & 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM | Main Meeting Room The Oregon Electric O-Gaugers Train Club of Albany, Oregon returns to the

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