Read Beyond the Beaten Path

Summer Reading: June 1 – August 31, 2022

All kids from birth – 5th grade are invited to participate in the 2022 Kids Summer Reading Program from June 1 – August 31, 2022. Keep track of the days that you read or listen to books this summer and take part in some fun activities.

Here’s how to participate:

1. Get a free book and bag!

Participants receive one free book and bag, via pick-up at your local CBCPL branch or delivery to your home, while supplies last.
Beanstack Logo

2. Track your reading and activities online through Beanstack or with a paper log.

Paper log instructions:

Fill in one square on your paper reading log for each day that you read. We recommend reading for at least 20 minutes a day.

Read for 35 days total between June 1st and August 31st, 2022.

Prefer to participate online?

You can set up a free online account through the Beanstack app to track your progress. Participation through Beanstack is not required.

3. Turn in your paper log or use Beanstack to complete the Summer Reading Challenge and earn another free book!

For questions, contact Youth Services, 541-766-6794 or email Youth Services.

4. The whole family can participate!

There is a Teen Summer Reading Challenge for 6th-12th graders and an Adult Summer Reading Challenge for ages 18+, too! Visit Summer at Your Library for more information. Check back for more details regarding the 2022 Summer Reading Challenge.

We’d love to hear from you! Please share your feedback with us here: Summer Reading Project Outcome Survey (English)

Summer Reading Project Outcome Survey (Spanish)

Summer Reading Lists

Summer Kits To Go

Stay tuned for more details for dates and registration!

June First Readers Book Club Kit: Emma Every Day – The Lemonade Stand by C.L. Reid (Registration opens May 15th.)
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.

June Kids Book Club Kit: Sydney & Taylor Explore the Whole Wide World by Jacqueline Davies (Registration opens May 15th.)
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.

Tween & Teen Pride Art Kit (Available June 14th.)
Tweens in/entering grades 4-6 and teens in/entering grades 6-12 can celebrate Pride Month with an embroidery art kit by local teaching artist, Jen Hernandez! Materials and instructions provided. Pick up or sign up online for delivery.

Park Ranger Kit (Available beginning June 28th for pick-up or delivery.)
Get a kit to help you explore our natural areas. Includes maps, supplies and fun activities!

July First Readers Book Club Kit: Princess Truly: I Am Brave! by Kelly Greenawalt (Registration opens July 1st for pick-up or delivery.)
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.

July Kids Book Club Kit: Wind Riders #1: Rescue on Turtle Beach by Jen Marlin (Registration opens July 1st for pick-up or delivery.)
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.

Bug Jar Kit (Available beginning July 26th for pick-up or delivery.)
Decorate a jar and collect bugs.

August First Readers Book Club Kit: Fish and Sun by Sergio Ruzzier (Registration opens August 1st.)
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.

August Kids Book Club Kit: Alvin Ho: Allergic to Camping, Hiking, and Other Natural Disasters by Lenore Look (Registration opens August 1st.)
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.

Tweens & Teens: Library Post! (Opens August 1st.)
Looking for your next great read? Try Library Post, a free service for tweens in grades 4-6 and teens in grades 6-12. When you sign up, you’ll share your reading preferences with our youth services staff, who will then hand pick 2 books for you. The books will be packed with snacks and other goodies before being delivered or ready for pick up at your library branch. Space is limited; sign up early for best chance to participate.

Summer 2022 Events

Storytime logoOutdoor Storytime!

Tuesdays & Thursdays in June, July* & August, 2022
10:30 am
Central Park

Join us for a free, outdoor family storytime in Corvallis’ Central Park every Tuesday and Thursday in June, July and August* from 10:30-11:00 am. (Weather permitting.) Stories, songs, and fun for the family!
*except July 7

Family Music Fun with MarissaFamily Music Fun

Saturdays, June 11, July 9 & August 20, 2022
10:30 am
Main Meeting Room, Corvallis Public Library

Come sing, clap, move your body to music with Marisa in this interactive music program designed for families with children between the ages of 2 and 10.

Cinda Johnson UkuleleCinda Johnson Ukulele

Wednesday, June 22, 2022
10:30 am – 11:00 am
Central Park

High-spirited Cinda entertains young children and families with songs, ukulele and percussion.

Takohachi KamishibaiTakohachi-Kamishibai (Storytelling with Art)

Wednesday, June 29, 2022
10:30 am
Bruce Starker Arts Park

Using an original story with pictures by local artist, Takohachi’s Q ensemble play a variety of Japanese music including Taiko drums, Bamboo flutes, Tsugaru Shamisen (3 stringed), dance and more.

STEAM Day in colorsTween Event: STEAM Day!

Friday, July 1, 2022
10:30 am – 12:30 pm
Central Park

Come to Central Park for a morning of STEAM activities grades 4-6, featuring special guests: local artist Jen Hernandez and Mid-Valley STEM-CTE Hub! All snacks and supplies provided. Earn a summer reading badge for attending.

man playing guitarChildren’s Concert with Red Yarn

Thursday, July 7, 2022
10:30 am – 11:15 am
Central Park

Join Red Yarn for a high-energy, playful children’s concert featuring folk songs and puppetry! Take a photo with Red Yarn after the show!

Angel Ocasio Comedy with Angel Ocasio

Wednesday, July 20, 2022
10:30 am – 11:15 am
Central Park

A bilingual English/Spanish, high energy, very funny one man variety show, for children and familiess. This wonderfully interactive performance combines physical comedy, jokes, juggling, object balancing, comedy magic and impromptu comedy situations.

sun wearing sunglassesTweens: Field Day!

Wednesday, August 3, 2022
10:30 am – 12:30 pm
Central Park

Tweens in/entering grades 4-6 can play outdoor field games, enjoy snacks, and visit with a local OSU snake scientist, Bob Mason. Game equipment, snacks, and snakes provided! Earn a summer reading badge for attending.

Check out the Virtual Events Page for virtual library events, craft-at-home videos, online storytimes, and online presentations from the library: