Thursday, August 23, 2012

Catching Up

Participant in a Kiddies Parade, an Annual Event Held Early in the Evening During the Summer in New Ulm, Minnesota...

Summertime is drawing to a close and what a summer it's been! We've had a great summer reading program at the library this year. There was even the addition of the adult summer reading program for the first time this summer. Now is the time to bring in your child's completed summer reading gameboard or passport to receive a free book prize. We've still got plenty of books left to give out!

What will you be doing during the remaining days of summer?

Friday, August 10, 2012

Cloudy With a Chance of Meatballs Storytime Monday at 10 am

Meatball Storytime 

We're kicking off the Downtown Corvallis Association's 2012 Summer Reading Event with a special storytime on Monday, August 13th at 10:00am in the Storytime Room, Corvallis Library. All ages are welcome! Need more info? Call 541-766-6794. Want to know more about the Downtown Corvallis Association's 2012 Summer Reading Event? Call 541-754-6624.

Thursday, August 9, 2012

Special Summer Reading Author Visit Saturday!

Special Summer Reading Author Visit!

Christopher Bradley, author of The Park Bench / Le Banc du parc will present a reading in 3 languages.

 Stories in English, French, and Spanish with a craft to follow!

Saturday, August 11, 2012
11:00 am in the Library Main Meeting Room

Need more info? Call us: 541-766-6794.

Tuesday, August 7, 2012

Pick of the Week & Crafting with Kids

I never thought I'd be a crafty mom or a crafty librarian, for that matter. I wasn't into crafts growing up. But something changed as I got older, and I started creating things. And guess what? I discovered that I love it! I certainly don't have the time to finish - or even start - many of the projects I'd like to, but I love finding inspiration (hello, Pinterest!). The blogging world is full of ideas for creating with children. Recently, I discovered Hand in Hand: 20 Top Bloggers Craft with Kids, compiled by Jenny Doh at the Corvallis-Benton County Public Library. It's my pick for Staff Picks this month.

If you're a crafty parent - or the parent of a crafty child - you might be interested in this week's Pick of the Week:

Create with Maisy: a Maisy First Arts-and-Crafts Book by Lucy Cousins (Candlewick Press, 2012)
Fun ideas for young children to create (with the help of an adult), like making a box house for Panda, vegetable printing, paper lanterns, vegetable characters, a sparkly crown for King Eddie, and more!