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.
Do you have your own book club? The Corvallis-Public Library Book Club is offering book clubs the opportunity to check out titles in our Bookclub Bag Collection (a collection of multiple copies of certain titles which the library book club has used in our discussion groups). Titles are packaged in an easy to carry bag. For a full listing of titles, click here.
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.
Schedule:Wednesday, December 11, 2013, 3:30 - 4:30 p.m.: Squirrels on Skis by J. Hamilton Ray
Squirrels on skis take over a town, wreaking havoc among the human residents, until a girl reporter comes up with a creative solution.
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, December 11th, 3:30 - 4:30 p.m.: Extreme Babymouse by Jennifer L. Holm and Matthew Holm
The powder's fresh and Babymouse is hitting the slopes in the 17th installment of the popular, award-winning graphic novel series by Matthew Holm and three-time Newbery Honor winner Jennifer L. Holm! (Uh, snowboarding, Babymouse? Is that really a good idea? You don't exactly have a good history with . . . er, being outside). Will Babymouse make it off the bunny slope? Will this winter be extreme—or just extremely lame? And does locker really have a cousin? Find out in Extreme Babymouse—the 17th hilarious, action-packed installment of the beloved Babymouse graphic novel series!