Kids Summer Reading

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 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
June 26th, 2019
10:30 a.m. and 4:00 p.m.
Main Meeting Room, Corvallis Library

Kids Library Sleepover
June 29th, 2019
Times TBA, Registration Required
Corvallis Library

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

Day of Paddington: Movies & Storytime
July 3rd, 2019
3:00 p.m. “Paddington” movie
6:00 p.m. “Paddington 2” movie

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 the Bear
July 11th, 2019
10:30 a.m.
Central Park, Corvallis

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

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

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

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

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

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: Lord of the Rings
Times & Dates TBA
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

Dog Days of August: READ Dogs!
Dates and Times TBA
Brookes Reading 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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Read with the Beavs!

Wednesday, March 20 | 4:00-5:00 pm | Brookes Reading Room | Younger readers can practice reading with

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R.E.A.D. Dogs

1st & 3rd Thursdays | 3:30-4:30 p.m. | Brookes Reading Room Bring your favorite book to read

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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

Makers Club

Tuesday, March 26 | 5:00-7:30 p.m. | Main Meeting Room | Roll up your sleeves

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Minecraft Mondays

April 1, 2019 | 4:00-5:00 pm | Main Meeting Room | Play Minecraft on Xbox One, PS4,

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Tween Leadership Group

Monday, April 1 | 4:00-5:00 p.m. | Youth Activity Room | Legendary Library Leaders, the tween leadership

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Build with the Beavs

Wednesday, April 3 | 4:00-5:00 pm | Main Meeting Room Build with fellow Lego fans and Oregon

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!