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!

Benton County Quaranzine

What are the stories we will remember about this time of pandemic and protest in 2020? Corvallis-Benton County Public Libraries will be compiling a zine consisting of submissions from Benton County residents, and you are welcome to send in a page to be included. Write, draw, collage, scrapbook, or in some way document your experience during COVID-19 times. Submit it via mail or email to the Corvallis-Benton County Public Libraries by Monday, November 2nd, 2020. Click here for more information.

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!

Benton County Quaranzine

What are the stories we will remember about this time of pandemic and protest in 2020? What lessons do we want to remember, and how will our choices shape the legacy of these times?  Corvallis-Benton County Public Libraries will be compiling a zine consisting of submissions from Benton County residents, and you are welcome to send in a page to be included. Write, draw, collage, scrapbook, or in some way document your experience during COVID-19 times. The original deadline has been extended, so you may submit it via mail or email to the Corvallis-Benton County Public Libraries by Monday, November 2, 2020. Click here for more information.

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Virtual Craft and Chat for Adults: Zines and Zentangles

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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Craft-at-Home: simple, family-friendly crafts and activities you can do at home!

Mother Goose Asks Why? is a program for preschool age children brought to you by the staff of the Corvallis-Benton County Public Library! Watch the video below for a storytime, songs and rhymes, and a fun STEAM activity.

Find the instruction sheet for the activity here: Flower Smash Art

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.

Youth Resources

Unemployment Benefits & Assistance

Subscribe to our Youtube channel to receive notifications when we post a new video.

Held virtually for now, Random Review is a deep exploration of a selected book by a reviewer with expertise on the topic or theme of that book. Sometimes reviewers cover a classic, series, genre, or author, but usually they cover a specific title. Whether you have read the selection or not, you will love Random Review! Register to watch here.

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!

Beginning June 9, every Tuesday at 10:30 am, our Youth Services team will be presenting Facebook Live Storytime on our Facebook page.

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: kristy.kemperhodge@corvallisoregon.gov.

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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.

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Virtual Star Party with Heart of the Valley Astronomers: Thursday, September 24th, 8:00-9:30 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!