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.

2020 Annual Meeting

DATE: 8 June 2020
TIME AND LOCATION: 3:30pm; Online

The Friends of the Corvallis-Benton County Public Library invite you to attend their Annual Meeting. In addition to an election of officers, board members will each give reports on the work they’ve done and have planned. 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.

Webinar ID: 996-158-283

If you haven any questions, please contact us.


If you’d like to listen to the meeting, click here. (You will be asked to provide your name and e-mail address in order to listen.)

Library Closure

Effective Saturday, March 14, the Corvallis-Benton County Library will close its Main Library and branch libraries in Alsea, Monroe, and Philomath through the end of March. All library programs and outreach events have been canceled as well, and Bookmobile stops are temporarily suspended during this time.

There will be no fines charged to library accounts during this time, and we encourage you to simply keep items that you have checked out until we reopen. We will share more information as we have it!

Find the full statement from the City of Corvallis here.

—Corvallis-Benton County Public Library

Just because our library is temporarily closed it doesn’t mean we can’t still support it!

They have a fantastic selection of digital offerings your can check out with just your library card and all for free. Check it out (pun intended):

Take a turn around our online shop and adopt a new friend, or several. Just like all our books sales, all proceeds go directly to supporting our library!