The Youth Services Division currently offers two book clubs for elementary school-aged kids. For information on book clubs for teens, please see our Teen site. Call 541-766-6794 for more information.
Geisel Book Club for Beginning Readers
The Geisel Book Club for Beginning Readers is open to any child in grades K-2 who is beginning to read. We will be reading selections from the Theodor Geisel Book Award List and other titles worthy of consideration for the award.
The Theodor Seuss Geisel Award is given annually to the author(s) and illustrator(s) of the most distinguished American book for beginning readers published in English in the U.S. during the preceding year. The award is named in honor of Theodor Geisel, a.k.a. Dr. Seuss.
Each program meets once a month, from 3:30-4:30 p.m. in the Youth Activity Room of the Corvallis-Benton County Public Library. Meetings include a discussion about the book, activities and other stories. A limited number of copies of each title will be available at the Youth Reference Desk. For further information, please contact the Youth Reference Desk at 541-766-6794.
Wednesday, May 14, 2014, 3:30 - 4:30 p.m.: Splat the Cat and the Duck with No Quack by Rob Scotton
Splat the cat's bicycle bumps and jumps over the bumpy track on his way to school, until . . . crack! Splat takes a tumble off of his bike and finds himself nose to beak with a duck. When the duck does not make a sound, Splat packs the duck in his backpack along with his school supplies to his teacher, Mrs. Wimpydimple, who will know what to do, and heads off to Cat School.
Wednesday, June 11th, 2014, 3:30 - 4:30 p.m.:Cam Jansen and the Mystery of the Carnival Prize by David Adler
When fifth-grader Cam notices that the prizes for the most difficult game at the school carnival are rapidly disappearing, she uses her amazing photographic memory to investigate.**Joint book club with the Afterschool Chapters Book Club. We're going to have a carnival-themed party!**
Afterschool Chapters Book Club
The Afterschool Chapters Book Club is open to any child in grades 1-4 who is independently reading beginning chapter books. We will be reading selections from the books nominated for the Beverly Cleary Children's Choice Award, as well as other books written for this age group. The Beverly Cleary Children's Choice Award is sponsored by the Oregon Association of School Libraries and is named in honor of Beverly Cleary, the Oregon born children's book author. Children of all ages may vote each spring for their favorite title from the list of nominated books. The winning title is announced on Beverly Cleary's birthday, April 12. Nominations include books targeted to the reading ability of 2nd and 3rd graders.
Wednesday, April 23rd, 2014, 3:30 - 4:30 p.m.: The Trouble With Chickens by Doreen Cronin
J.J. Tully is a former search-and rescue dog who is trying to enjoy his retirement after years of performing daring missions saving lives. So he's not terribly impressed when two chicks named Dirt and Sugar (who look like popcorn on legs) and their chicken mom show up demanding his help to track down their missing siblings. Driven by the promise of a cheeseburger, J.J. begins to track down clues. Is Vince the Funnel hiding something? Are there dark forces at work'or is J.J. not smelling the evidence that's right in front of him?
Wednesday, May 28th, 2014, 3:30 - 4:30 p.m.: Amelia Bedelia Means Business by Herman Parish
Young Amelia Bedelia will do almost anything for a shiny new bicycle. Her parents say they'll split the cost with her, and that means Amelia Bedelia needs to put the pedal to the metal and earn some dough! With Amelia Bedelia anything can happen, and it usually does.
Wednesday, June 11th (special date!)**, 2014, 3:30 - 4:30 p.m.: Cam Jansen and the Mystery of the Carnival Prize by David Adler
When fifth-grader Cam notices that the prizes for the most difficult game at the school carnival are rapidly disappearing, she uses her amazing photographic memory to investigate.
**Joint book club with the Geisel Book Club. We're going to have a carnival-themed party!**