Random Review: Homeland Elegies

Read it: Homeland Elegies by Ayad Akhtar

Reviewer: Keith Scribner

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This year, Random Review will take place virtually, through GoToWebinar, which guarantees you a front row seat from your favorite chair! 

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Replay coming soon!

We Love Our Community!

As we got down to the wire before our BIG Book Sale was to begin, there were virtually no volunteers to move books from our warehouse to the fairgrounds for the sale. The organizations and people that have helped in the past had been contacted, but no firm offers of help. Then the most wonderful thing happened that affirmed our faith in this wonderful community.

Another email to our membership, a plea in local newspapers, and the responses started flooding in! Within days, we had so many offers of help that we were afraid we couldn’t use everyone! Not only were the books moved in record time, but they were laid out on the tables and ready for the sale a day early!

We have never had such a wonderful response to pleas for help! And because of the superb help, and numerous and generous customers, we were able to raise over $22,000 to support the activities of the Corvallis-Benton County Public Library branches!

We want to specifically thank the following:

This truly is a wonderful place to live, and read!

Random Review: The Smallest Lights in the Universe: A Memoir

Read it: The Smallest Lights in the Universe: A Memoir by Sara Seager

Reviewer: Randy Milstein

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This year, Random Review will take place virtually, through GoToWebinar, which guarantees you a front row seat from your favorite chair! 

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Replay coming soon!

Random Review: The Second Founding: How the Civil War and Reconstruction Remade the Constitution

Read it: The Second Founding: How the Civil War and Reconstruction Remade the Constitution by Eric Foner

Reviewer: Marisa Chappell

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This year, Random Review will take place virtually, through GoToWebinar, which guarantees you a front row seat from your favorite chair! 

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Watch the replay below or here if you have any troubles.

Big Book Sale 2022

The results are in: the Big Book Sale netted $22,908 for the library! 🥳 We are so grateful to our shoppers and volunteers. 🥰 Thank you for a successful sale, and we hope you all enjoy your books! 📚📚

We will be in the Solar Building this year, NOT the auditorium where we usually are. Enter the parking lot from Reservoir Rd and head towards the outdoor arena to find us.

We’ve decided to allow scanners all evening on Friday, including during the members-only time this year. Be respectful, or we’ll change our minds.

We’re looking forward to seeing everyone this year🥰, but please remember that Benton County requires masks to be worn inside all event buildings at this time. So, we only want to see your smiling eyes this year.😜 If you are not wearing a mask you will not be allowed into the sale.☹️ Plan ahead!😷📚

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