How to Participate (Kids ages 12 and younger):
Starting June 12, pick up a book bag, a free book (while supplies last), and a reading log at the Corvallis Library Youth desk. Track each day you read or listen to a book or complete an activity. Then color, draw, or apply your own sticker to your reading log. When all the squares are full, bring the reading log back to the library by Sept. 8 to enter a prize drawing. Turn in up to three reading logs! Your reading logs will also give you a chance to guess how many LEGO® bricks are in the jar at the Youth desk—the closest guess will win the jar!
Summer Reading Booklists
- Birth to Preschool: recommended books
- Grades K-2: recommended books
- Grades 3-5: recommended books
- Grades 6-8: recommended books
Summer 2017 Events at Your Library
Summer Reading Program Sign-Up Begins June 12!
Stop by the library to pick up your reading log, free book, and book bag.
Chintimini Chamber Music Children’s Concert: “The Emperor & the Nightingale”
June 21, 10:30 a.m. & 4:00 p.m., Main Meeting Room
Family music concert features The Emperor and the Nightingale performed by Chintimini Chamber Music Festival musicians.
Teddy Bear Picnic
June 22, 10:00 a.m., Central Park*
Bring a stuffed animal to Central Park and sing and dance to music from Red Yarn. Take a picture with Clifford the Big Red Dog!
*in the event of inclement weather, the Teddy Bear Picnic will be held in the Main Meeting Room of the Corvallis Library.
Bookin’ It Fun Run
June 24, 10:00 a.m., Corvallis Riverfront Commemorative Park
Free 1 mile and 5K Fun Run for families starts along the Corvallis Riverfront trail. Pre-registration encouraged. More details coming soon!
Magic Mama Concert
June 28, 1:30 p.m., Main Meeting Room
An eco-edu-tainer performing organic rhymes and world rhythms using eclectic and non-traditional instruments.
Book Scavenger Book Event
July 5, 1:30 p.m., Main Meeting Room
Book discussion, scavenger hunt, and decorate your own book bag to keep! A limited number of copies of Book Scavenger by Jennifer Chambliss Bertman will be available at the Youth Reference Desk. Find more copies hidden throughout our community at www.bookscavenger.com! (coming soon!)
OMSI – React-O-Blast!
July 12, 1:30 p.m., Main Meeting Room
Conduct experiments that vividly demonstrate reactions of matter, including some that have explosive results!
July 15, 10:00 a.m., Main Meeting Room
Storytime and hands-on science activities for preschool children (ages 2-5) and their families.
Build It: Tiny Homes for Tiny Friends
July 19, 1:30 p.m., Main Meeting Room
Build your own fairy house, nature house, or birdhouse! Supplies provided.
Rich Glauber Concert
July 20, 10:00 a.m., Main Meeting Room
Fun music, movement, rhythm, and songs in both English & Spanish. Geared for ages 2-5.
Family Day at Benton County Museum
July 22, 10:00 a.m., Benton County Museum
Around the World from 80 Countries at the Benton County Museum, 1101 Main St. in Philomath, Oregon. Activities for the whole family! Bookmobile onsite.
July 26, 1:30 p.m., Main Meeting Room
Meet Oregon’s amazing birds of prey and learn about their lives with this presentation by Chintimini Wildlife Center’s Raptor Education Program.
Eclipse Safety for Kids Program
July 29, 1:30 p.m., Main Meeting Room
Join Heart of the Valley Astronomers for a kid-specific eclipse safety class, including viewing glasses.
August 2, 1:30 p.m., Main Meeting Room
Drop in for activities and information about the solar eclipse on 8/21, including free viewing glasses (limited supply).
R.E.A.D. Dogs: Dog Days of Summer
Every Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday in August, 1:30 p.m. – 3:00 p.m., Brookes Reading Room
Bring your favorite book to read to a trained Reading Education Assistance Dog. Ages 4-10.
Summer at Your Library Pool Party!
August 5, 5:00-7:00 p.m., Otter Beach at Osborn Aquatic Center
Make a splash at Osborn Aquatic Center. Open to all Summer at Your Library participants and their families.
Kids Book Swap
August 12, 1:00 p.m., Main Meeting Room
Bring your gently used children’s fiction and nonfiction books to trade.
NASA Explains the Eclipse for Kids
August 16, 1:30 p.m., Main Meeting Room
NASA educator Dorian Janney will lead a program filled with educational activities related to the solar eclipse.
Beavs & the Bookmobile
August 26, 10:00 a.m. – Noon, Corvallis Farmers Market
Join OSU student athletes at the Corvallis Farmers Market for fun, games, and prizes!
View the live calendar of all library events year round. Please call 541-766-6794 for program questions.
The 2017 Summer Reading Program is made possible due to the generous support of the Friends of the Library, as well as the following sponsors and partners:
Free Lunch at the Library!
Monday-Friday, June 26-September 1
Youth Activity Room
Corvallis School District invites those 18 & under for free lunch at the library.
Friday, July 28 | 4:00 - 5:00 PM | Youth Activity Room | Tween leadership
Saturday, July 29 | 1:30 p.m. | Central Park Join Heart of the Valley Astronomers for a kid-specific
Get your free book, book bag, reading log, and summer event schedule at the youth
Saturday, August 26 | 10 a.m. - Noon | Corvallis Farmers Market | Join Oregon State University
1st & 3rd Thursdays | 3:30-4:30 pm | Brookes Reading Room Attention beginning and intermediate readers: come read with a
Wednesday, August 2 | 1:30 - 3:00 p.m. | Corvallis Library Main Meeting Room | Drop in
First Saturdays 10 a.m. Brookes Reading Room A special family storytime for
Saturday, August 5 | 5:00 - 7:00 p.m. | Osborn Aquatic Center | Make a splash at
2nd Saturdays of the month 10 a.m. Youth Activity Room ¡los CUENTOS! English/Spanish
Saturday, August 12 | 1:00 p.m. | Corvallis Library Main Meeting Room Bring your gently used children's
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 family member, a friend. All entries will be displayed in the Corvallis-Benton County Public Library Main Meeting Room during the month of June, including a reception on June 15th for all student writers and the people they honored.
2016 Gold Medal Teacher Essay Contest
Congratulations to the winners of the 2016 Gold Medal Teacher Essay Contest!