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Summer Reading Program

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Summer Reading Program
Kids Ages Birth - 12 years old.

click here for a printable PDFReading Log Instructions PDF

Program Information  |  Kids Build a Better Library!  |  Calendar of Events  

Summer Reading Booklists  |  Free Lunch at the Library


Program Information

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"Dig Into Reading!" is the theme of the 2013 Summer Reading Program for children; the library is the perfect place to curl up with newly discovered stories or old favorites. Explore a database and learn a new language, or attend a fun program.

Research shows that kids who read during the summer do better in school in the fall. The Corvallis-Benton County Public Library has books, recorded and downloadable books, magazines, databases, and knowledgeable staff to help you find the perfect story. Keep your mind active and your brain cells revved. Enjoy storytimes, live entertainment, R.E.A.D Dogs, and more @ Your Library.

Please call 541-766-6794 for program questions.




 

Kids Build a Better Library!

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This summer kids can help install a Discovery Wall in the entrance to the Kids Area of the library!
Featuring display space for the community and library, the Discovery Wall will provide an exciting and informative entry into Youth Services.

For every book read, the Friends of the Library will provide a monetary contribution to help make the Discovery Wall a reality. By reading tons of books this summer, kids will have a chance to make a contribution to the library that the entire community can enjoy.

Track your reading this summer & help the library build a special display case for the entrance to the Children’s Room!

Here’s how:

1. Place a sticker on your reading log for every day that you read this summer!      1 sticker = 1 day

2. When you complete your reading log, bring it to the library and pick up your summer reading certificate and a “library gem.”

3. Place the “library gem” into the Summer Reading Jar.

Reading Log Instructions PDF


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Calendar of Events

 

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Corvallis Library

 
June 19, 2013

Chintimini Children's Concert

Chintimini Festival

Family event. All ages are welcome!

10:00 a.m. and 3:30 p.m.



June 26, 2013

Dragon Theater Puppet Show

Dragon Puppet Theater

School-aged program

3:30 p.m.

 

June 27, 2013

Aaron Nigel Smith & The Annual Teddy Bear Picnic

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With Special Guest: Meet Olivia, the Children's Book Character!

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Central Park, Corvallis (across from the library)

Family event geared for ages 6 & under

Bring a blanket, a camera, and your favorite stuffed animal!

10:00 a.m.



July 10, 2013

Brad Story Song:
Superhero Wannabe Brad Clark presents music and story with some of your favorite book characters!

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School-aged program

3:30 p.m.



July 17, 2013

OMSI presents Wild About Weather

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School-aged program

3:30 p.m.



July 31, 2013

Pigeon Birthday Party!


Image credit: Mo Willems Doodles

The Pigeon turns 10 this year!

Help him celebrate with stories, activites & more.

10:00 a.m.


July 31, 2013

Curt Nelson, Slightly Illusional
School-aged program

3:30 p.m.



August 6, 7, 8, 2013

R.E.A.D. Dogs*

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1:30 - 3:00 p.m.

*Drop in! No registration necessary.



August 13, 14, 15, 2013

R.E.A.D. Dogs*

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1:30 - 3:00 p.m.

*Drop-in! No registration necessary.



August 20, 21, 22, 2013

R.E.A.D. Dogs*

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1:30 - 3:00 p.m.

*Drop in! No registration necessary.



August 27, 28, 29, 2013

R.E.A.D. Dogs*

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1:30 - 3:00 p.m.

*Drop in! No registration necessary.


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Alsea Community Library


June 12, 2013

Summer Reading Kick-Off with Mo Phillips

Mo Phillips

12:30 p.m.

 

June 17 & June 19, 2013

Patsy Jones - Poetry Journal
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2:00 p.m.


June 25 & June 26, 2013

Patsy Jones - Colored Pencil

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2:00 p.m.


July 11, 2013

Wildlife Safari

Wildlife Safari

6:00 p.m.


July 19 & July 20, 2013

Activing for Everyone

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11:00 a.m.


July 24, July 31, and August 7, 2013

Mae Hitchcock Art Exploration

Mae Hitchcock

2:00 p.m.



July 25, 2013

Best Friends Obedience, Tricks, and Other Dog Activities

Best Friends Obedience

6:00 p.m.


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Monroe Community Library

 

June 20, 2013

Brad Story Song:
Superhero Wannabe Brad Clark presents music and story with some of your favorite book character
s!

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1:00 p.m.


June 27, 2013

Aaron Nigel Smith Concert

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With Special Guest: Meet Olivia, the Children's Book Character!

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1:00 p.m.

 

July 11, 2013

Wildlife Safari

Wildlife Safari

1:00 p.m.

 

July 18, 2013

Dragon Theater Puppet Show

Dragon Puppet Theater

1:00 p.m.


July 23, 2013

"Dig Into Reading" Storytime & Gardening Activities

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10:30 a.m.

 

August 1, 2013

Best Friends Obedience, Tricks, and Other Dog Activities

Best Friends Obedience

1:00 p.m.


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Philomath Community Library

 

June 27, 2013

Summer Reading Kick-Off with Aaron Nigel Smith & Olivia the Pig

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With Special Guest: Meet Olivia, the Children's Book Character!

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3:00 p.m.




July 3, 2013

Fairy House Building Workshop

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1:00 p.m.



July 10, 2013

Museum Tours & Stories at the Benton County Historical Society Museum

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10:00 a.m.



July 11, 2013

Wildlife Safari

Wildlife Safari

3:00 p.m.

 

July 16, 2013

Book Club: "Hoot" by Carl Hiaasen

1:00 p.m.

Books will be available starting on Monday, June 24th.

Party & Reading Discussion on Tuesday, July 16th at 1:00 p.m.


July 17, 2013

"Dig Into Reading" Storytime & Gardening Activities

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10:00 a.m.

July 17, 2013

Dragon Theater Puppet Show

Dragon Puppet Theater

1:00 p.m.



July 24, 2013

Best Friends Obedience, Tricks, and Other Dog Activities & Community Picnic

Best Friends Obedience

1:00 p.m.



July 31, 2013

Entertainment To Be Announced!

1:00 p.m.


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Summer Reading Booklists


Birth - Preschool  |  printable pdf

Recommended picture books (E) and juvenile non-fiction books.

Kindergarten - 2nd Grade |  printable pdf

Recommended picture books (E), early readers (E-R), juvenile fiction (J), juvenile series (JS), juvenile graphic novels, and juvenile non-fiction books.

3rd - 5th Grade  |  printable pdf

Recommended juvenile fiction (J), juvenile graphic novels, and juvenile non-fiction books.

 

 


 

 

Free Lunch at the Library!

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Corvallis Library, Youth Activity Room

June 17 - August 30, 2013

Monday - Friday, 12:15 pm - 12:45 pm

Corvallis School District 509J invites all kids 18 & under for FREE meals.

Each lunch includes a milk, main entrée, fruit, & veggies.

Parents can purchase a meal for $3.00.

Lunch must be eaten on site.


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The Summer Reading Program
is sponsored by the
Friends of the Library.

For more information about the Friends of the Library, visit them 
online or call 541-766-6928.

 

Take the Bus!

 Corvallis Transit System is fareless! Any person wishing to ride CTS may do so without paying a fare.

 

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