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Happy New Year from everyone here at the library! If 2020 taught us anything, it's how much we truly appreciate our amaz...
12/31/2020

Happy New Year from everyone here at the library! If 2020 taught us anything, it's how much we truly appreciate our amazing community. We're looking forward to the day we can welcome everyone back into our buildings, fingers crossed we'll get to see you soon in 2021!

As a reminder, we're closed tomorrow, but stop by Saturday from 10 AM - 4 PM for Text & Go holds pickup!

Want to pick up some new creative skills in the new year, or dedicate more time to a neglected craft habit for the winte...
12/30/2020

Want to pick up some new creative skills in the new year, or dedicate more time to a neglected craft habit for the winter? We're excited to share that you can now access Creativebug with your library card! Creativebug offers thousands of art & craft video classes to help you nurture your creative skills, featuring fun projects by knowledgeable artists and crafters. There's something for everyone, from art and illustration, to knitting and crochet, to sewing and quilting, to jewelry and so much more.

Get started today: https://www.creativebug.com/lib/cbcpubliclibrary

Looking for more staff picks for kids and teens? We've got you covered! These lists are part of our Best of 2020 Staff P...
12/29/2020
LibraryAware

Looking for more staff picks for kids and teens? We've got you covered! These lists are part of our Best of 2020 Staff Picks series, where our staff share their favorite reads this year.

Here's one from librarian Mike: http://www.libraryaware.com/547/Posts/View/86f0ac35-fe30-49e4-b893-0ddfaea22dea?SID=8bf541b8-7151-420f-9b78-881502dea1cf

And one from librarian Ruth Rose: http://www.libraryaware.com/547/Posts/View/9eae4ee7-9e0e-4782-be87-0bf1b0eb8953?SID=81570bdb-e916-4217-aab1-f3d05e50864e

12/29/2020

Get ready to join us for a live storytime for children and families this morning, starting at 10:30 AM!

Your library card now provides full access to the New York Times website and app! You will need to log in with or create...
12/28/2020

Your library card now provides full access to the New York Times website and app! You will need to log in with or create a free New York Times account to use the access code. Enter your library card number at the link to receive a renewable 24-hour access code now: https://cbcpubliclibrary.net/nyt/

Since we can't have our Family Music Fun program in person these days, we put together a special virtual edition that yo...
12/26/2020

Since we can't have our Family Music Fun program in person these days, we put together a special virtual edition that you can enjoy from home! It's the perfect thing to get some music and movement in for the younger ones around the house right now. Find the the full video featuring music teacher Marisa on our YouTube channel! https://youtu.be/uYgvPRvbuG0

There's nothing like hibernating all winter long...unless you're a grumpy bear whose sleep gets interrupted! Watch the l...
12/26/2020

There's nothing like hibernating all winter long...unless you're a grumpy bear whose sleep gets interrupted! Watch the latest storytime with Heidi to find out what happens in Bear Snores On: https://youtu.be/Qre-F1XgWCM

Librarian Bonnie's favorites from this year has a little of everything, including fiction, nonfiction, and a graphic nov...
12/24/2020

Librarian Bonnie's favorites from this year has a little of everything, including fiction, nonfiction, and a graphic novel! Check out the full list to see which of her reads made the cut: bit.ly/3p5Ra3Q

If you need to pick up anything before the holiday, be sure to stop by from 10 AM - 4 PM for Text & Go today. We'll be c...
12/24/2020

If you need to pick up anything before the holiday, be sure to stop by from 10 AM - 4 PM for Text & Go today. We'll be closed on Friday!

We'll be open again Saturday for more Text & Go from 10 AM - 4 PM, and back to our usual delivery schedule on Monday. Enjoy a warm and happy holiday!

Up next we have Elizabeth's choices for her best reads of 2020! She's picked out some YA and middle grade reads along wi...
12/22/2020

Up next we have Elizabeth's choices for her best reads of 2020! She's picked out some YA and middle grade reads along with some geared towards adults. View the whole list here: bit.ly/3nBRczS

12/22/2020

Youth librarian Elizabeth will be here at 10:30 AM to share a live storytime for children and their families. Join us for stories, songs, and fun!

This year has been a wild ride, and there's no shame if you haven't had time to read all the books you meant to. But sin...
12/20/2020

This year has been a wild ride, and there's no shame if you haven't had time to read all the books you meant to. But since we're readers by definition, we asked our staff to gather some of their favorite books they read this year, and we'll be sharing their answers through the rest of this month! Maybe you'll find something to cozy up with this winter, or the perfect title to jump start your reading list for 2021.

The first list we're bringing you is from reference librarian Mike! Check out his top picks here: http://bit.ly/2Wt4LWv

If you weren't able to watch the most recent Random Review live, we now have the recording available to watch on our You...
12/16/2020
Random Review: One Long River of Song

If you weren't able to watch the most recent Random Review live, we now have the recording available to watch on our YouTube channel! All of the previous Random Reviews from this season are available to watch as well. Catch up on one you've missed, or rewatch a favorite any time!

https://youtu.be/d77ZTSXKyoo

Recorded live December 9, 2020. December's Random Review features One Long River of Song by Brian Doyle, reviewed by a panel consisting of David Grube, David...

12/15/2020

We've got a lively storytime planned for 10:30 this morning, featuring Julia from the Philomath Community Library with some fun stories and songs for children and their families!

End the week with a quick little storytime about a curious owl! Mary joins us from the Alsea Community Library to share ...
12/11/2020
Stay At Home Storytime with CBCPL: Wow! Said The Owl

End the week with a quick little storytime about a curious owl! Mary joins us from the Alsea Community Library to share Wow! Said The Owl by Tim Hopgood, plus a counting rhyme. https://youtu.be/SdP9AH2SWX8

Join the Youth Librarians and staff of Corvallis-Benton County Public Library for storytimes for kids of all ages while the library building is closed! Mary ...

Update 12/11: The request form has now been closed!Original post: There are still some winter craft kits available for k...
12/10/2020
CRAFT KIT: Let It Snow!

Update 12/11: The request form has now been closed!

Original post: There are still some winter craft kits available for kids, if you haven't had a chance to request one! December's kit features two fun wintery crafts, and we can deliver anywhere in our library service district (or you can ask to pick up during our Text & Go hours)! Request one at this link: https://forms.gle/ekpSt7ZKzsL6hqje7

This kit will be delivered to your home (within our service area of Benton County). You may request 1 kit for each child in your family. These kits have small parts and are recommended for ages 4-12.

Tomorrow's Random Review is going to be a special event! We have a whole panel of reviewers featuring local author Kathl...
12/08/2020

Tomorrow's Random Review is going to be a special event! We have a whole panel of reviewers featuring local author Kathleen Dean Moore, David Grube, and author David James Duncan, reviewing Brian Doyle's One Long River of Song. Normally Random Review only goes for an hour, but this one will run 90 minutes, and gets started at noon!

You can register to attend this or an upcoming Random Review here: https://bit.ly/randomreviewregistration

Random Review is sponsored by the Friends of the Corvallis-Benton County Library

This morning's snowman storytime with Heidi has us thinking about winter, so it seems like the perfect time to release o...
12/08/2020

This morning's snowman storytime with Heidi has us thinking about winter, so it seems like the perfect time to release our December craft kit! Get ready to cozy up and try out the two winter-themed crafts for kids in this month's kit! Available for delivery while supplies last, fill out the form at the link here: https://forms.gle/ekpSt7ZKzsL6hqje7

These kits contains small parts and are recommended for ages 4-12.

12/08/2020

Join us at 10:30 AM for a live storytime! Heidi will be sharing some wonderful stories and songs for children of all ages and their families to enjoy.

We have a new bilingual (English/Spanish) storytime now on our YouTube channel! Ruth Rose reads Good Morning, Good Night...
12/05/2020
Stay At Home Storytime with CBCPL: Good Morning, Good Night (Bilingual)

We have a new bilingual (English/Spanish) storytime now on our YouTube channel! Ruth Rose reads Good Morning, Good Night / Buenos días, buenas noches by Michael Griejniec and Sweet Dreams / Dulces sueños by Pat Mora.

Tenemos una nueva hora del cuento bilingüe (inglés/español) ahora en YouTube! Ruth Rose lee Good Morning, Good Night / Buenos días, buenas noches por Michael Griejniec, y Sweet Dreams / Dulces sueños por Pat Mora.

https://youtu.be/9zMCEjK3zDY

Join the Youth Librarians and staff of Corvallis-Benton County Public Library for storytimes for kids of all ages! For this bilingual English & Spanish story...

If you plan to pick up items during our Text & Go service from 10 AM - 4 PM, please note that masks are required in publ...
12/05/2020

If you plan to pick up items during our Text & Go service from 10 AM - 4 PM, please note that masks are required in public places (including outdoors) for everyone ages 5+, per the Oregon Health Authority. We will have masks available if needed, and if you are unable to wear a mask, we do also offer delivery service!

View the statewide mask requirement from OHA: https://govstatus.egov.com/or-oha-face-coverings

Update: Registration is now full for Kids Book Club!Original post: There are a few registration spots left for the Kids ...
12/04/2020

Update: Registration is now full for Kids Book Club!

Original post: There are a few registration spots left for the Kids Book Club this winter! The Kids Book Club is for kids who are reading beginning chapter books, and features a monthly delivery of the book club selection (also available for pickup if requested), plus an activity kit with craft supplies, discussion prompts, and a bonus mail challenge.

If you have multiple readers in your household who want to participate, we'll send one copy of the book to for everyone share, with individual activity kits for each child!

Space is limited, so head here to sign up: https://forms.gle/EjWtgpneFa2kwr587

Find more details about the Kids Book Club here: https://cbcpubliclibrary.net/kids-book-club

12/02/2020
Stay At Home Storytime with CBCPL: Small Elephant's Bathtime

Join Heidi for a cute bathtime story on today's Stay At Home Storytime! She's reading Small Elephant's Bathtime, and has a song and a rhyme to go along with the story. Watch it here: https://youtu.be/-DLC_7JUQpQ

Join the Youth Librarians and staff of Corvallis-Benton County Public Library for storytimes for kids of all ages while the library building is closed! Today...

There are few things more shocking than seeing the shelves for Calvin and Hobbes and Garfield packed as full as they are...
12/02/2020

There are few things more shocking than seeing the shelves for Calvin and Hobbes and Garfield packed as full as they are right now! We've got stacks of these classic comics available, so it's an excellent time to place holds if there are any readers in your household who might enjoy a few of these. Place holds for pickup or let us bring you a stack through our delivery service! Find them in the catalog here: https://library.ci.corvallis.or.us/#section=home

Just a few more time slots left this year, on December 3rd and 17th, for young readers to practice reading with a dog! A...
12/01/2020
Read to a dog!

Just a few more time slots left this year, on December 3rd and 17th, for young readers to practice reading with a dog! At these events, trained Reading Education Assistance Dogs are available for practice reading sessions online, hosted virtually using GoToMeeting. Find an available time at the registration link: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/read-to-a-dog-registration-122285957591

Read your favorite book to a trained Reading Education Assistance Dog online!

12/01/2020

Our first live storytime of December gets started at 10:30, and one of our Youth Services team members will be here to share some fun stories and songs for children and families! We hope you join us!

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