Corvallis-Benton County Public Library Clubs and Events


The Corvallis-Benton County Public Library always has clubs to join and events to attend. This month is no different, with a variety of virtual meetings to join. Here is a list of what’s happening next week.

Senior reading group

Readers over 50 can join this monthly book club. The group meets virtually from 1:30 p.m. to 2:30 p.m. on the second Monday of each month. This month’s reunion falls on December 13.

Discover more details here.

Storytime Live FaceBook

The library hosts a virtual story time every Tuesday from 10:30 a.m. to 10:45 a.m. via Facebook Live. The next story hour will be on December 14.

Those missing live story time or just wanting to learn more can call 541-766-6568 to listen to a recorded story in English or Spanish. The stories are updated every Tuesday.

More details can be found here.

January Children’s Book Club Kit

Online registration to receive a Kids Book Club kit begins December 15 at 10 a.m. and will remain open until all kits have been claimed. The kit includes the chapter book chosen by the club, various crafting supplies with instructions and discussion prompts.

For kids who are just starting to read chapters, the January Book Club selection is “Hit Start!” Game over, Super Rabbit Boy! By Thomas Flintham. Kits can be picked up from the library or delivered to your home.

Discover more details here.

Sensory story time

Sensory Storytime is a slower paced group for children of all abilities, with a focus on meeting the needs of children with sensory sensitivities. Each story hour is 20 minutes long and follows a schedule that includes a variety of activities, including a rhyme and short stories. The next Sensory Story Time will be on December 15 at 10:30 am Registration for Sensory Story Time closes on December 15.

More details can be found here.

C3 Book Club

The C3 Reading Club is for people 18 and over and meets once a month at 11:00 a.m. on the 3rd Thursday of the month. The December book is “The Night Watchman” by Louise Erdrich.

Each month’s book is delivered to you by the library. The club is currently full, but you can join the waiting list here.

Reading to a dog

Children have the opportunity to practice reading in a stress-free environment – with a dog! The Reading Education Assistance Dog program, also known as READ, allows children to meet a dog and its handler for a ten-minute one-on-one session via Zoom. There are currently slots available between 3:45 p.m. and 4:30 p.m. on December 16, but check the Event calendar for an updated list of times.

Meeting of adolescent counselors

Teens in grades 6 to 12 meet regularly to discuss and provide feedback on teens’ services offered at the library. Teen counselors help at teen events, write book reviews and more.

The next meeting will take place from 4:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. on December 17th. Teens interested in joining can find the app here.

By Momoko Baker


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