Kids Summer Reading

Rocket Ship in Space: A Universe of Stories

Summer Reading 2019 starts June 8th, 2019!

Keep track of the days that you read or listen to books this summer and enter to win fun prizes! Read what you want and explore a universe of stories! Summer reading materials will be available starting Saturday, June 8th, 2019.

Summer Free Lunch Program:
June 24 – August 23, Monday-Friday, 12:15-12:45 pm.
The Corvallis School District 509J will be offering free lunch to youth ages 18 & younger. Parents and guardians may also eat for a nominal cost of $2.00 for breakfast and $3.50 for lunch. (Subject to meal availability after children have been served.) For more information about the Summer Free Lunch Program and other locations, visit here.

Summer Reading 2019 Evaluation: We would love to have your feedback!

Summer Kids Events at the Corvallis Library:

Summer Reading Starts
June 8th, 2019 – all library branches
Pick up your summer reading materials!

Bookin’ It Fun Run
June 8th, 2019
9:30 a.m.
Riverfront Commemorative Park, Corvallis

Alphabeticians in Concert
June 13th, 2019
10:30 a.m.
Main Meeting Room, Corvallis Library

Tween Nerf Night
June 14th, 2019
6:15-8:15 p.m.
Corvallis Library

OMSI: Electrifying Science!
June 19th, 2019
1:30 p.m.
Main Meeting Room, Corvallis Library

Chintimini Chamber Festival Children’s Concert: The Steadfast Tin Soldier
June 26th, 2019
10:30 a.m. and 4:00 p.m.
Main Meeting Room, Corvallis Library

Kids Library Sleepover
June 29th, 2019
6:45 p.m. (6/29) – 8:00 a.m. (6/30), Registration Required
Corvallis Library

Kids Book Club
July 1st, 2019
1:00-2:00 p.m.
Main Meeting Room, Corvallis Library

Tween Leadership Group
July 1st, 2019
4:00 p.m.
Youth Activity Room, Corvallis Library

Family Storytime: Paddington Stories
July 1st, 2019
7:00 p.m.
Youth Activity Room, Corvallis Library

Family Movies*
*Contact the library for the film titles.
July 3rd, 2019
3:00 p.m. Movie 1
6:00 p.m. Movie 2

I Love to Read Magic Show with Jay Frasier
July 10th, 2019
1:30 p.m.
Main Meeting Room, Corvallis Library

Teddy Bear Picnic with Red Yarn & Paddington Bear
July 11th, 2019
10:30 a.m.
Central Park, Corvallis

Penny Carnival with Parks & Recreation
July 11th, 2019
11:30 a.m. – 2:30 p.m.
Central Park, Corvallis

Tween Takeover: Star Wars Party
July 12th, 2019
6:30-9:00 p.m.
Corvallis Library

Bookmobile & the Beavs
July 13th, 2019
10:30 a.m.
Corvallis Farmers’ Market, Corvallis

Kids Book Club
July 15th, 2019
1:00-2:00 p.m.
Main Meeting Room, Corvallis Library

Our Place in Space: University of Oregon’s Museum of Natural and Cultural History
July 17th, 2019
1:30 p.m.
Main Meeting Room, Corvallis Library

Comedy with Angel Ocasio
July 24th, 2019
1:30 p.m.
Main Meeting Room, Corvallis Library

Preschool Science Saturday: Space!
July 27th, 2019
10:30 a.m.
Main Meeting Room, Corvallis Library

Family Day at the Benton County Museum
July 27th, 2019
1:30-3:30 p.m.
Benton County Museum, Philomath, OR

Kids Book Club
July 29th, 2019
1:00-2:00 p.m.
Main Meeting Room, Corvallis Library

Maker Day!
July 31st, 2019
1:30 p.m.
Main Meeting Room, Corvallis Library

Dog Days of August: READ Dogs!
Tuesday, Wednesday & Thursdays in August, 2019
3:30-4:30 p.m.
Brookes Reading Room, Corvallis Library

Tween Leadership Group
August 5th, 2019
4:00 p.m.
Youth Activity Room, Corvallis Library

Blast Off! Explore the Solar System with Heart of the Valley Astronomers
August 7th, 2019
11:00 a.m.
Central Park, Corvallis

Pool Party
August 10th, 2019
5:30-7:30 p.m.
Osborn Aquatic Center, Corvallis

Tween August Movie Series: Super Hero Theme*
*Contact the library for this week’s film title.
August 12, 2019
1:30 p.m.
Main Meeting Room, Corvallis Library

My Mother the Astronaut: Traveling Lantern Theatre Company
August 14th, 2019
1:30 p.m.
Main Meeting Room, Corvallis Library

Tween August Movie Series: Super Hero Theme*
*Contact the library for this week’s film title.
August 19, 2019
1:30 p.m.
Main Meeting Room, Corvallis Library

Bookmobile & the Beavs
August 24th, 2019
10:30 a.m.
Corvallis Farmers’ Market, Corvallis

Tween August Movie Series: Super Hero Theme*
*Contact the library for this week’s film title.
August 26, 2019
1:30 p.m.
Main Meeting Room, Corvallis Library

Last Day to Turn in Reading Logs
August 31st, 2019
All Library Branches

Summer Reading Lists

Need a suggestion for a good book to read this summer? Check out the suggestions in the lists below:

Upcoming Events

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Weekly Youth Games Day

Thursdays | 4:30-6pm | Storytime Room Drop-in family board game time! Youth 18 and under, and their

Family Storytime

Every Monday | 7:00 p.m. | Youth Activity Room | Family Storytime is approximately one-half hour long

Makers Club

Tuesday, May 28 | 5:30-7:00 p.m. | Main Meeting Room | Roll up your sleeves

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Early Literacy Newsletter

Early Literacy Newsletters - The Spring Newsletter is Here! | The Youth Services Librarians publish a quarterly newsletter

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Minecraft Mondays

June 3, 2019 | 4:00-5:00 pm | Main Meeting Room | Play Minecraft on Xbox One, PS4,

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Build with the Beavs

Wednesday, June 5 | 4:00-5:00 pm | Main Meeting Room Build with fellow Lego fans and Oregon

  • Owl carrying books

Saturday Stories

First Saturdays | 10:30 am | Youth Activity Room | A special family storytime for children of

The Summer Reading Program is made possible due to the generous support of the Friends of the Library and the State of Oregon’s Ready to Read grant, as well as the following sponsors and partners:

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 2017 Build a Better World Celebration

Benton County K-12 students were invited to write about a person in their lives who helps to build a better world – a teacher, a neighbor, a family member, a friend. All entries were displayed in the Corvallis-Benton County Public Library Main Meeting Room during the month of June 2017.

2016 Gold Medal Teacher Essay Contest

Congratulations to the winners of the 2016 Gold Medal Teacher Essay Contest!