Philomath Community Library

Philomath Community Library The Philomath Community Library is a branch of the Corvallis-Benton County Public Library. Check out www.cbcpubliclibrary.net for more information.

Operating as usual

Corvallis-Benton County Public Library
12/23/2020

Corvallis-Benton County Public Library

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

Corvallis-Benton County Public Library
12/21/2020

Corvallis-Benton County Public Library

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

Beautiful full rainbow spotted from our parking lot this afternoon!
12/17/2020

Beautiful full rainbow spotted from our parking lot this afternoon!

12/15/2020
Stay At Home Storytime

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!

Good morning and happy Monday!  Start the week off right with this fun storytime about owls with our friend Mary from th...
12/14/2020
Corvallis-Benton County Public Library

Good morning and happy Monday! Start the week off right with this fun storytime about owls with our friend Mary from the Alsea Library!

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

We still have kits available for delivery!  Use the link to sign up to receive one.
12/10/2020

We still have kits available for delivery! Use the link to sign up to receive one.

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.

Don't miss this Random Review today at noon!
12/09/2020

Don't miss this Random Review today at noon!

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

Another craft kit is available!  Click the link in the post to sign up for one!
12/08/2020

Another craft kit is available! Click the link in the post to sign up for one!

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.

Corvallis-Benton County Public Library
12/08/2020
Corvallis-Benton County Public Library

Corvallis-Benton County Public Library

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

Looking for something good to read?  Check out this month's Staff Picks!
12/04/2020

Looking for something good to read? Check out this month's Staff Picks!

Missing our Staff Picks table in the library? Get connected with our virtual Staff Picks booklist! We email this booklist out to subscribers once a month, and we curate a number of other booklists too.

Sign up for any of our booklist newsletters or view the latest editions at the link: http://www.libraryaware.com/547/Subscribers/Subscribe

You can find all of these titles and more in our library catalog here: https://library.ci.corvallis.or.us/#section=home

Corvallis-Benton County Public Library
12/02/2020

Corvallis-Benton County Public Library

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

We're modifying our current services in order to comply with Governor Brown's Two-Week Freeze. Read on for all the detai...
11/18/2020

We're modifying our current services in order to comply with Governor Brown's Two-Week Freeze. Read on for all the details about what changes we're making to help keep our community safe.
- Delivery services will continue as normal. If you haven't signed up, this is a great time to do so! Delivery is free and contactless. You can find more info here: https://cbcpubliclibrary.net/delivery/
- All computer appointment services are discontinued during the freeze.
- Walk-Up Services are transitioning to contactless pick-up services at all of our locations. Here in Philomath, we'll be offering Call & Pick Up Holds service Tuesday-Thursday from 11 AM - 4 PM on each of those days. Hours & more information can be found here: https://cbcpubliclibrary.net/walkup/
If you have questions or need assistance, please give us a call or send us an email! Our in-person services may be limited at this time, but we are still available and ready to offer reading recommendations, tech help, answer reference questions, and more.

11/18/2020

Update: all kits have been claimed, stay tuned again next month for another craft kit!

Corvallis-Benton County Public Library
11/17/2020

Corvallis-Benton County Public Library

Random Review returns for another round on Wednesday! This month features Rabbi Ariel Stone, from Portland's Congregation Shir Tikvah, who will be reviewing Apeirogon by Colum McCann. Register for this or future Random Reviews here: https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/rt/6322516623807332108

Random Review is brought to you by the Friends of the Corvallis-Benton County Library.

Our Thursday walk-up hours have changed - we are now open from 2-6 pm on Thursdays, as well as 10 am-2 pm on Tuesdays!  ...
11/12/2020

Our Thursday walk-up hours have changed - we are now open from 2-6 pm on Thursdays, as well as 10 am-2 pm on Tuesdays! Come pick up arrived holds, check out other materials from the library, or book a computer session. For questions call us at 541-929-3016. Hope to see you soon ☺️

Kids are invited to try out the Read to a Dog virtual event this afternoon!
11/12/2020

Kids are invited to try out the Read to a Dog virtual event this afternoon!

Young readers are invited to come practice reading their favorite books to one of the Reading Education Assistance Dogs on Thursday, between 2:30-3:30 PM! There are still a few sessions available for our Virtual READ event this week, and we'd love to have you join us. Get more info & find the registration link on our library calendar: https://corvallisbenton.librarycalendar.com/events/virtual-read-dog-16

11/10/2020

Join us for a live storytime with one of our Youth Services librarians, and enjoy stories, songs, and rhymes for young children!

Corvallis-Benton County Public Library
11/09/2020

Corvallis-Benton County Public Library

¡Entregamos! Si vive en el distrito de la biblioteca, la entrega está disponible y es gratis.

1. Registrarse a cbcpl.net/delivery o llamar 541-766-6448.
2. Hacer reservas con su tarjeta de la biblioteca.
3. Reservas que llegan serán entregadas dentro de una semana.

Corvallis-Benton County Public Library
11/09/2020

Corvallis-Benton County Public Library

So it's pouring rain and you don't want to wait in line at the library to pick up your holds? Skip the rain this winter and have your holds delivered instead!

Here's how it works:
1. Sign up at cbcpl.net/delivery or give us a call at 541-766-6448.
2. Place holds using your library card.
3. Arrived holds will be delivered within a week!

Delivery is FREE anywhere in our library service district, and you don't have to choose between using delivery and walk-up services. If you have more questions about delivery, please give us a call!

Corvallis-Benton County Public Library
11/09/2020

Corvallis-Benton County Public Library

Hear the fascinating story of the Cascade Head Biosphere Reserve! Grass Roots Books and Music and The Spring Creek Project are hosting a free virtual reading Nov. 16 at 7 PM with author Bruce Byers featuring his book The View From Cascade Head: Lessons for the Biosphere from the Oregon Coast, from Oregon State University Press. It's free to attend, no registration required!

You can find more info & the Zoom link to attend here: https://events.oregonstate.edu/event/the_view_from_cascade_head_a_reading_with_bruce_byers

Corvallis-Benton County Public Library
11/06/2020

Corvallis-Benton County Public Library

We're partnering with Old Mill Center for Children and Families for a virtual support series for teens! On Tuesdays, Nov. 24-Dec. 22, at 4:30 PM, teens will learn about and develop coping skills for different emotions, and have a safe space to share their experiences, moderated by a therapist from Old Mill Center.

Teens 14+ can learn more & register here: https://corvallisbenton.librarycalendar.com/events/teen-support-series-handling-emotions-1

This series is for teen education & support only; the therapists will not be acting in a clinical capacity.

11/03/2020

We'll be going live at 10:30 AM with a fun storytime featuring stories, songs, and rhymes for children & their caregivers to enjoy!

We have re-launched the 1000 Books Before Kindergarten program!  This is a great way to build a regular reading routine ...
10/27/2020

We have re-launched the 1000 Books Before Kindergarten program! This is a great way to build a regular reading routine with your child, share a wider variety of words that will support them as they learn to read, and help them to grow a love of books and learning! Visit https://cbcpubliclibrary.net/ for more information on how you can participate or call the Philomath library at 541-929-3016 for more information.

We have a new mobile app!
10/26/2020

We have a new mobile app!

We have a new mobile app, now available in your app store! It's got some great features, and we can't wait for you to check it out. You can easily manage your account from your phone, including renewing checkouts, searching the catalog, and placing holds. You can even add multiple accounts for other members of your household. Plus, if you forget your card at walk-up, the app also includes your library card barcode to use on the go!

Please be aware, if you used our previous mobile app, you will need to download the new one!

Download from Apple: https://apps.apple.com/us/app/cbcpl/id1535697104

Download from Google Play: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.capiratech.corvallisor

We had a very special visitor outside the Philomath Library last week!
08/26/2020

We had a very special visitor outside the Philomath Library last week!

08/25/2020
Mother Goose Asks Why?

Staff from all of the branches put together this virtual version of our Mother Goose Asks Why? program! (See if you can spot Julia in the video! 😁)
This is geared towards preschool age children, and features a storytime, rhymes and songs, and a STEAM activity! You can watch the video at the link: https://youtu.be/Gy0g3gLB_iY
To access the accompanying STEAM activity sheet, and to see our other virtual offerings, please use the link in the comments to visit our Virtual Events page.

Mother Goose Asks Why? is a program for preschool age children brought to you by the staff of the Corvallis-Benton County Public Library! Join us for a story...

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Tuesday 10:00 - 20:00
Wednesday 10:00 - 17:00
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Friday 10:00 - 17:00
Saturday 10:00 - 17:00

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