Wednesday, June 22, 2011

My First Book Club for Beginning Readers

My First Book Club for Beginning Readers
Friday, July 8th, 2011, 11:00 - 11:45 am

Book discussion, activities, and fun! For beginning readers - or kids just learning! A limited number of copies of each book is provided by the library. Registration required. There's still space left! Call 541-766-6794 for more info. 
We're reading "Splat the Cat Sings Flat" by Rob Scotton and Chris Strathearn for this meeting. Parents are always welcome!

This week at the library...

logo_blue_200_2009_origChintimini Chamber Music Children's Concert
On Wednesday June 22nd at 10 am and 3:30 pm, Chinitimini Chamber Music presents two of Aesop's fables: The Boy Who Cried Wolf and The Great Race: The Tortoise and the Hare in a concert for children at the Corvallis Library.  Learn more!  
teddy_bear_picnicTeddy Bear Picnic
On Thursday June 23rd at 10 am,  join us at Central Park for the annual Teddy Bear Picnic for young children & families. Bring a picnic lunch and your favorite stuffed animal! Musical performance by The Mud Pie Divas and a visit from Toot & Puddle. Learn more!
  curiousgeorgeCurious George Summer Reading Program
Children ages birth to 5 years-old are invited to participate in the Curious? READ! Summer Reading Program at the library this summer! Pick up your Curious George Summer Reading gameboard and stickers at the library beginning June 13th, 2011. Read more about the program here...

Monday, June 20, 2011

Picks of the Week: New Books by Craig Frazier

I love the simple design, imaginative concepts, and bright colors that make up Craig Frazier's books. Two new books by Craig Frazier have recently joined the picture book collection of the Corvallis-Benton County Public Library - Bee and Bird and Lots of Dots.
Bee and Bird by Craig Frazier (Roaring Brook Press, 2011)
Bee and Bird is a wordless picture book depicting the adventurous journey of a bumblebee and bird. If you're curious what this looks like, take a look at the video Craig Frazier created for the release of his book:
The video is set to the music of CAN from the '70s.

Lots of Dots by Craig Frazier (Chronicle Books, 2010)
Pick a beautiful, simple shape - the circle or dot - and look around. Where can you find dots? Places you'd expect - like a ball, wheels or a bubble - and places you might not have considered (flowers, buttons, a stoplight, stars at night, butterflies, eggs on your breakfast plate). You get the check out the book! Take your own shape walk with your child and notice all of the different shapes you see. Pair Lots of Dots with Tana Hoban's books for a shape-filled storytime.

Chintimini Chamber Music, Teddy Bear Picnic & more

Chintimini Chamber Music Festival

"The Boy Who Cried Wolf" &
"The Great Race: the Tortoise and the Hare"

June 22nd, 2011
10:00 a.m. and 3:30 p.m.
Corvallis Library Main Meeting Room

Above: Mud Pie Divas

Annual Teddy Bear Picnic

Featuring The Mud Pie Divas!*

June 23rd, 2011
10:00 a.m.
Central Park, Corvallis
Across from the Corvallis-Benton County Public Library

*Special guest appearance by Toot & Puddle - from the Toot & Puddle books by Holly Hobbie.
Bring your teddy bear (or favorite stuffed animal) and a picnic lunch if you wish. Don't forget your camera!

Toot and Puddle online:
Nick Jr.: Toot & Puddle:

National Geographic Little Kids: Toot & Puddle:

Toot & Puddle
Charming Opal
The Tom Question Show
Thursday, June 23rd, 3:30 p.m.
Corvallis Library, Main Meeting Room
Comedy, stilt walking, juggling and lots of audience participation!

Thursday, June 9, 2011

Picks of the Week: Time for Math!

Two new books arrived at the library this week that help encourage early numeracy awareness (think math skills!).
Counting Chickens by Flensted (Blue Apple Books, 2010)
Count chickens, eggs, whales, fish, dolphins, cats, bats, sheep and more in this colorful, distinctive book that teaches basic math skills and features stunning, colorful illustrations featuring modern style mobiles designed by Flensted.

Ones and Twos by Marthe Jocelyn and Nell Jocelyn (Tundra Books, 2010)
Explore sorting, pairing, and comparing in this book geared for toddlers learning basic math skills.

Tuesday, June 7, 2011

Curious George Summer Reading Program

The library's annual summer reading program for children ages 5 and under begins on June 13th! 


The Corvallis-Benton County Public Library invites all children ages birth to five years-old to participate in the Curious? READ! Reading Program. The reading program incorporates reading and sharing books together with fun-filled activities you can do with your child to support early literacy development. The single most important activity for raising a successful reader is reading aloud with your child.

To get started, visit the Corvallis-Benton County Public Library and ask for your Curious George gameboard, sponsored by The American Library Association and Houghton Mifflin Company. Sign-up begins June 13th, 2011.
  • Your family will receive a Curious George gameboard to record each day you read with your child.
  • Receive a sticker for each day you and your child read together!
  • When your child completes the gameboard, stop by the library for a certificate and prize! This year's prize is a $3.00 coupon to the Corvallis and Albany Farmers' Market.
corvallisfmlogo friendslogo Summer Reading Prize!
Once you've completed the Summer Reading Program, you'll earn a $3.00 coupon to the Corvallis and Albany Farmers' Markets! Congratulations!
Limit one coupon prize per child.
For more information about the Corvallis and Albany Farmers' Markets visit

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.