Do You Love the Library?

Do you

  • Love your library?
  • Want to share your skills and enthusiasm?
  • Have creative ideas?
  • Work well with groups?

Then we invite you to apply to join the Board of the Friends of the Corvallis-Benton County Public Library!

Who are we? We

  • Are fifteen board members who advocate for the library.
  • Believe that great libraries grow great communities.
  • Work year-round to raise funds for the library through book sales, membership, and special events.
  • Are a collegial group that enjoys working together for the libraries we love.

What do we do? We

  • Advocate for public library services, facilities, and needs.
  • Provide financial support above and beyond what is included in the library’s annual budget.
  • Support the use of the library facilities as a resource center for the community.

Please complete the application and send it to

Friends of the Corvallis-Benton County Public Library
645 NW Monroe Ave
Corvallis, OR 97330

Or email it to us at: friends.thebestlibrary[at]gmail.com

We look forward to hearing from you!


The mission of Friends is to maintain an association of persons interested in the Corvallis-Benton County Public Library; to focus public attention on and to advocate for public library services, facilities and needs; to strengthen and expand library services, to provide financial support above and beyond what is included in the library’s annual budget; and to support the use of the library facilities as a resource center for the community.

2021 Annual Meeting

DATE: 14 June 2020
TIME AND LOCATION: 3:30pm; Online

The Friends of the Corvallis-Benton County Public Library invite you to attend their Annual Meeting. There will be a presentation by Library Director Ashlee Chavez, along with reports by board members on the work they’ve done in the past year and have planned for the next. In agenda includes the election of officers and approval of revisions to the Board Policies. This is an excellent opportunity to hear about what the Friends do. Maybe even become one!

Everyone is invited to attend.

Please register by 12:00pm on 8 June.  After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the webinar.

If you haven any questions, please contact us.

Random Review: Coyote America: A Natural and Supernatural History

Read it: Coyote America: A Natural and Supernatural History by Dan Flores

Reviewer: William Robbins

Related Books

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

Join the conversation, let us know you’re interested in attending, and get an event reminder here: https://fb.me/e/7PbmctZW8

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

Random Review: And Then We Danced: A Voyage Into the Groove

Read it: And Then We Danced: A Voyage Into the Groove by Henry Alford

Reviewer: Mishele Mennett

We’re so excited to have author Henry Alford join us for a visit towards the end of the event!

Related Books

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

Join the conversation, let us know you’re interested in attending, and get an event reminder here: https://fb.me/e/2csFffqmT

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

Random Review: The Tangled Tree: A Radical New History of Life

Read it: The Tangled Tree: A Radical New History of Life by David Quammen

Reviewer: Joey Spatafora

Related Books

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

Join the conversation, let us know you’re interested in attending, and get an event reminder here: https://fb.me/e/2hgQ8vK8t

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

Big Book Sale 2021 is CANCELLED

The Friends’ largest annual fundraiser, the Big Book Sale, cannot happen this year due to the pandemic. Our Fall Festival and Holiday sales were cancelled also as everyone’s health and safety is our top priority!

The Friends help fund the Corvallis-Benton County Public Library’s home delivery service, a vital resource that is keeping the community connected during these challenging times. Currently Library staff are making about 2,000 deliveries a week. The Friends also fund the Library’s popular Take and Go Craft Kits; more than 400 kits are delivered monthly to families’ homes, filled with all the necessary supplies for kids and teens to learn about a new art technique.

Please consider making a donation to help replace this lost revenue of more than $20,000. You can donate via PayPal (https://bit.ly/3tnNoWv) or one of the other ways listed below.

We appreciate your support now and hope to see you next year at the Big Book Sale!