Thursday, June 20, 2013

Teddy Bear Picnic: June 27th

You're invited to the annual Teddy Bear Picnic at Central Park (across from the library) on Thursday, June 27th, at 10 a.m.

Come listen and dance to music by PBS Kids' Aaron Nigel Smith and meet Olivia the Pig! 

Bring a blanket, camera, and your favorite stuffed animal. It's going to be FUN! 

Thank you to the Friends of the Library for their generous support of the summer reading program!

Wednesday, June 19, 2013

Summer Reading is Here!

Summer Reading Program
Kids Ages Birth - 12 years old.

click here for a printable PDFReading Log Instructions PDF

 Find out more on our Summer Reading page!

"Dig Into Reading!" is the theme of the 2013 Summer Reading Program for children; the library is the perfect place to curl up with newly discovered stories or old favorites. Explore a database and learn a new language, or attend a fun program.

Research shows that kids who read during the summer do better in school in the fall. The Corvallis-Benton County Public Library has books, recorded and downloadable books, magazines, databases, and knowledgeable staff to help you find the perfect story. Keep your mind active and your brain cells revved. Enjoy storytimes, live entertainment, R.E.A.D Dogs, and more @ Your Library.

This summer kids can help install a Discovery Wall in the entrance to the Kids Area of the library! Featuring display space for the community and library, the Discovery Wall will provide an exciting and informative entry into Youth Services.

For every book read, the Friends of the Library will provide a monetary contribution to help make the Discovery Wall a reality. By reading tons of books this summer, kids will have a chance to make a contribution to the library that the entire community can enjoy.

Track your reading this summer & help the library build a special display case for the entrance to the Children’s Room! Pick up your reading log, summer reading bag, and other materials at the Corvallis Library today!

Please call 541-766-6794 for program questions.


Wednesday, June 5, 2013

Meet a Youth Services Librarian: Robin

Have you ever wanted to learn more about your local librarians? In a continuing blog post series, we'll be featuring short interviews with our Youth Services Librarians to help you get to know us a little better. Our first librarian to be featured was Dana

Today's featured librarian is Robin Fosdick. Our patrons often refer to her as the "tall, dark-haired librarian" whom introduced many toddlers in our community to the "sleeping bunnies" song at story time. Those of us privileged to work with Robin know her as a champion of teen library services, a voracious graphic novel reader, a dog lover, doll collector, chocolate lover, graphic designer, and the go-to person for vampire, zombie, and faerie book recommendations. 

Robin celebrating a childhood birthday.

What did your friends/family say when you began working as a librarian?

My grade school librarian, Ms. Ernst, said to my mother, "What took her so long to figure that out?" I practically lived in the library as a child.

What is your favorite children's book?

The Rescuers by M. Sharp, The Little Prince by Antoine de Saint-Exupéry, A Wrinkle in Time by Madeline L'Engle, and anything with ghosts or time travel or dolls...

What is your favorite aspect of your job?

Buying all the graphic novels for the library. YAY! Comics! Manga!...Making the kittens at the Reference Desk say, "meow!" when little kids pet them. (The kittens are part of the sculpture that sits on the desk.)

Do you have a unique talent?

Hello Kitty Radar - I always, always know whenever there's something cool by Sanrio/Hello Kitty anywhere around me. That exact pink color makes my subconscious go SQUEEEEE!

Tell us a fun fact about yourself.

I collect dolls and toys - my house looks like a toy store!