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. Printable reading logs.

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: English | en español |
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Summer Events: Corvallis

Sign up for text reminders about Summer Reading events for kids ages 0-12. Text the message @cbcplco to the number 81010.

Printable calendars: Corvallis | Alsea | Monroe | Philomath | en español


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
6:30-9:00 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: Paddington
July 3rd, 2019
3:00 p.m. Paddington (PG) 1 hr, 35 min.
6:00 p.m. Paddington 2 (PG) 1 hr, 45 min.

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*: The Incredibles (PG)
August 12, 2019
1:30 p.m.
Main Meeting Room, Corvallis Library
*Grades 4-6

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

Tween August Movie Series*: The Incredibles 2 (PG)
August 19, 2019
1:30 p.m.
Main Meeting Room, Corvallis Library
*Grades 4-6

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

Tween August Movie Series*: Captain Marvel (PG-13)
August 26, 2019
1:30 p.m.
Main Meeting Room, Corvallis Library
*Grades 4-6

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

Summer Reading Lists

Upcoming Events

Comedy with Angel Ocasio

Wednesday, July 24 | 1:30 p.m. | Main Meeting Room | Angel's high-energy variety show is perfectly

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Kids Book Club

Monday, July 29, 2019 | 1-2 pm | Main Meeting Room | Participate in a book discussion

Makers Club

Wednesday, July 31 | 1:30-2:30 pm | Main Meeting Room A special summertime Maker Day

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R.E.A.D. Dogs

Tuesdays, Wednesdays & Thursdays in August | 3:30-4:30 p.m. | Brookes Reading Room Bring your favorite book

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Tween Leadership Group

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

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Pool Party

Saturday, August 10, 2019 | 5:30 - 7:30 p.m. | Osborn Aquatic Center | Make a splash

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!