Our buildings have reopened, but we're continuing to bring you virtual events and services too! 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!

For Adults

Benton County Quaranzine

The Benton County Quaranzine was created by area residents who submitted writing, art, poetry, photos, and comics that documented their experiences during the first few months of the pandemic. The Quaranzine is now available to read and download online. View the digital version here.

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Please see the links below for more information and contact us if you would like to join!

The 2022-2023 Random Review schedule is available!

Recordings of previous Random Review presentations can also be found at that link.

Wednesday, September 14, 12 PM
John Larison reviews 1984 by George Orwell. Register here.

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

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

Beavallis: Beavers and Beaver Technologies in Corvallis
Virtual series, co-sponsored by Marys Peak Group of the Sierra Club
These events are part of the Liz & Bob Frenkel Hiking and the Environment Spring Lecture Series. They took place using GoToWebinar, and recordings will be linked after the event has passed.

  • Local Beavers: How They Live and How We Live with Them, March 31, 6:30 - 8:00 PM. Watch recording here.
    With presenters:

    • Brian Bangs, Aquatic Ecologist, U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service Region 9: “How Beavers Function
    • America McMillan Parks Operations Specialist, City of Corvallis Parks & Recreation Department: “Ten Years Observing the Beavers of Starker Arts Park
    • Sheanna Steingass, Benton County Environmental Project Coordinator, Agricultural & Wildlife Protection Program: “The Benton County Way to Manage Beaver
  • Opportunities for a New Beaver/Human Relationship, April 28, 6:30 - 8:00 PM. Watch recording here.
    With presenters:

    • Jakob Shockey, Executive Director of The Beaver Coalition: “Helping Beavers and Humans Co-exist
    • Kathleen Westly, Education and Restoration Project Manager, Marys River Watershed Council: “Partnering with Beavers in Oak Creek
    • John Mellgren, General Counsel, Western Environmental Law Center: “Oregon Legislative Bills to Protect Beaver”
    • Randy Comeleo, Ecologist, co-founder/advisor, Benton County Agricultural and Wildlife Protection Program: “An Oregon Legislative Bill to Promote Alternatives to Beaver Killing”
  • Local and Global Benefits of Protecting Beavers, May 19, 6:30 - 8:00 PM. Recording coming soon.
    With presenters:

    • Suzanne Fouty,  retired Hydrologist, U.S. Forest Service and a Beaver Believer: “Beavers, Water Quality and Water Availability
    • Chris Jordan, Research Fisheries Biologist & Mathematical Biology & Systems Monitoring Program Manager, NOAA/NMFS/NW Fisheries Science Center: “Beavers and Fish Survival”
    • Emily Fairfax, Assistant Professor Environmental Science and Resource Management, Cal State Channel Islands: “Beavers and Wildfire

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Champinefu Webinar Series
Each virtual presentation in the series compares and contrasts the perspectives and functionalities of two cultural interpretations of the issues. The Champinefu Webinar Series is co-sponsored by the Marys Peak Group of the Sierra Club, Corvallis Sustainability Coalition, Spring Creek Project, and Corvallis-Benton County Public Library. The live events have passed, but recordings of the presentations are now available on our YouTube channel (links below).

  • Fire Since Time Immemorial: An Indigenous Fire Chronology for Western Oregon
    Increasing incidences of large wildfires have encouraged Oregon fire planners to consider using traditional indigenous ecological knowledge and practices to address the impact of climate change on fire management. Featuring presenters David Harrelson, Dustin Hawks, and Amanda Rau. Watch the recording here.
  • Trees & Forests of Marys Peak: The Stories They Tell
    Marys Peak has been the iconic regional cultural feature for time immemorial. Its trees and forests have played a major role in the mountain’s cultural importance. Featuring presenters Greg Archuleta and Ed Jensen. Watch the recording here.
  • Oregon's Water: What Coyote Can Teach Us
    Learn how traditional stories guide the Confederated Tribes of the Grand Ronde's work to create abundance in a culturally-important Kalapuya River, and how we can use those concepts and techniques to create abundance in other local Willamette River tributary rivers and creeks. Featuring presenters David Harrelson, Dustin Hawks, and Amanda Rau. Watch the recording here.

For Children

Read 1000 Books Before Kindergarten

Sharing just one book a day gives your child the building blocks for lifelong success! Your child will receive a prize at the 500 and 1000 books milestones.

Want to get started?

This year there are two ways you can choose to participate!
Option 1: Request a Starter Pack to track your child's reading using paper logs. Starter packs are available by delivery or pick-up at the library.
Option 2: Participate online with the 1000 Books Before Kindergarten Challenge on Beanstack, a free website and app for tracking reading. You'll earn digital badges as you share books with your child!

For more information: https://cbcpubliclibrary.net/1000books/

The First Readers Book Club is for kids who are reading early reader books. 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. Registration is available for each month's kit online: https://cbcpubliclibrary.net/first-readers-book-club/.

Kids Book Club: At-Home Edition for beginning chapter book readers! Kits include a copy of the book, discussion questions, and a craft. Please contact us or find registration links below if you would like to join the next available Kids Book Club. Register online for each month's kit: https://cbcpubliclibrary.net/kids-book-club.

We've returned to in-person storytimes!
Tuesdays & Thursdays, 10:30 AM
Join us for a 20-minute, all-ages storytime at Central Park, across from the Corvallis Library! Short stories, songs, and rhymes will be shared. Children must be accompanied by a grown-up. Find out more on the library calendar here: https://corvallisbenton.librarycalendar.com/?keywords=storytime

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Recorded Storytimes
Join our Youth Services team for recorded storytimes, songs, and rhymes, suitable for kids of all ages. Subscribe to our Youtube channel to get notified when we post a new video!

For Teens and Tweens

Events for teens in grades 6-12:

Other Resources for Teens!

Stay At Home Storytime

Kristin shares Turtle Walk by Matt Phelan.

Heidi shares Under My Hood I Have A Hat by Karla Kuskin.

Ruth Rose shares a bilingual storytime featuring Señorita Mariposa by Ben Gundersheim.

Elizabeth is reading Click, Clack, Surprise! by Doreen Cronin.

Julia shares Dangerous and Perfectly Percy.

Peik-Kuan reads Big Storm by Nancy Tafuri.

Heidi shares If Snowflakes Tasted Like Fruitcake by Stacey Previn.

Kristin reads Dinosong by Tim McCanna.