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.
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.
First Readers Book Club
The First Readers Book Club is for kids who are reading early reader books. The First Readers Book Club features a new book club kit each month featuring a paperback copy of an early reader book, discussion questions, and a craft. If you are beginning to read and love books like Elephant and Piggie, Frog and Toad, Biscuit, and Fly Guy – this book club is for you!
Kids Book Club
The Kids Book Club is for kids reading beginning chapter books. The Kids Book Club features a new book club kit each month featuring a paperback copy of a beginning chapter book, discussion questions, and a craft. A limited number of copies of each month’s book are provided by the Friends of the Library.
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. 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.
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.
Storytimes are approximately 20 minutes 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 Book Club
The Tween Book Club is an at-home kit for tweens in grades 4-6. It features a home delivery (or library pick-up) of the book club selection, craft supplies and directions, and discussion prompts. Available while supplies last. Books and supplies are provided by the Friends of the Library.
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.