Our buildings may be closed, but we're still here to bring you virtual events and services! Stay connected with the library and tune in for weekly storytimes, virtual book club meetings, craft projects from home, and more. Check back here for a growing list of library programs you can enjoy from home!
The library is closed for now, but many of our book clubs are still meeting -- online or over the phone! Please see the links below for more information and contact us if you would like to join!
If you have always wanted to doodle or draw but didn’t know where to start, consider joining us for a relaxing session of Zines and Zentangles. We will show you how to fold a piece of paper into a little notebook, or Zine, then teach you Zentangles to draw in it. They are relaxing and fun – come join us! (Supplies needed: paper, pen, pencil, and optional scissors)
Hang out and chat with other crafters! Meetups are every 1st Friday of the month from 10:30 a.m. – 11:30 a.m. Email MariBeth.Hackett@corvallisoregon.gov with any questions.
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String Exploration Kit: available starting July 15 (while supplies last)!
Make a Mini Zipline, a Balloon Race, and a Paper Spinner! Request to have a kit delivered with materials and instructions for several family-friendly crafts that experiment with string. Kit includes small parts, adult supervision required. Suggested for ages 4-12. To receive a kit, please email YouthServices@corvallisoregon.gov and be sure to include your phone number, delivery address, and how many kits (1 per child).
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Craft-at-Home: simple, family-friendly crafts and activities you can do at home!
** Update** all the kits have all been claimed, but you are welcome to watch the video below and collect your own materials from around the house to participate.
We've partnered with the Museum of Natural and Cultural History to bring you Engineer It! Exploring Ancient Technologies—a family program that will inspire learning and fun at home. Watch the video below during the month of August to explore traditional Native American technologies, visit with an archaeologist, and then try out the hands-on engineering challenges, either with an Engineer It! kit if you received one, or with materials you have at home. The video describes each activity and the materials you can use to try them.
We're creating short video presentations on a variety of topics including identifying misinformation online and using digital services from the library.
Misinformation Online: COVID-19 Edition
Learn tips and strategies for recognizing and debunking misinformation online.
Library Digital Resources
Explore the resources we have to offer in this ongoing video series.
- Library E-Cards (Mira este video en español)
- Catalog Basics
- eBooks & Audiobooks, Part 1 (for iOS & Android)
- eBooks & Audiobooks, Part 2 (for Kindle)
Unemployment Benefits & Assistance
- How to Apply for Unemployment Benefits in Oregon During COVID-19
- How To Apply For Pandemic Unemployment Assistance In Oregon During COVID-19
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Young readers can read online with a trained, friendly Reading Education Assistance Dog. While the library building is closed, we are offering READ Dog sessions online through GoToMeeting, a video call service that can be used on a computer, tablet, or smartphone. You can even dial in to the session through a phone line. Registration is required; for upcoming dates and registration information click here.
Join our Youth Services team for new recorded storytimes, songs, and rhymes every week, suitable for kids of all ages. Subscribe to our Youtube channel to get notified when we post a new video!
Try our new 24/7 storytime service Telephone Tales! Listeners can call at 541-766-6568 any time to hear a story recorded by our staff, in English or in Spanish. New stories every Tuesday!
Events for teens in grades 6-12 have moved online! Events will be held virtually, using GoToMeeting. Contact Kristy, Teen Services Librarian, for info about how to join, including links and passwords for each event: email@example.com.
- Virtual Art Workshop with Diana Ryan - Wed 8/5, 3-4pm - registration has closed
- Teen Book Club Discussion of Scythe - Wed 8/12, 4-5pm
Other Resources for Teens!
Events for tweens in grades 4-6 have moved online! Events will be held virtually, using GoToMeeting. Email Elizabeth.Johnson@corvallisoregon.gov for the link and password. Only tweens who are signed up will be given links and passwords to events.
- Virtual Art Workshop with Jen Hernandez - Th 7/30, 3:30-5:00 PM
Virtual Star Party with Heart of the Valley Astronomers: Thursday, August 20, 9:15-10:30 pm via GoToWebinar.
Join us for a virtual tour of the night sky. Tom Carrico from the Heart of the Valley Astronomers Club will be remotely controlling his telescope in New Mexico. The telescope has a camera that can take picture of all sorts of galaxies, nebula, star cluster and comets and show them to you in real time. Tom will be imaging a number of his favorite objects and will be happy to take pictures of any of your suggestions. Starting at 9:15 there will be a brief presentation on what a virtual star party is all about and then the imaging will begin. Register to participate in the workshop here.
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Stay At Home Storytime
Kristin reads Here and Now by Julia Denos, and The World Shines For You by Jeffrey Burton.
Elizabeth reads Owl Babies by Martin Waddell.
Heidi reads Ten Little Caterpillars by Bill Martin Jr.
Kristin reads Love Is A Tutu by Amy Noveski.
Elizabeth reads This Little Piggy by Jarvis.
Heidi reads My Garden by Kevin Henkes.
Kristin reads Hippos Go Berserk by Sandra Boynton.
Ruth Rose shares a bilingual English & Spanish storytime!