National Library Week 2024: Ready, Set, Library!

National Library Week is the perfect time to visit any of the four branches of our library, the Corvallis-Benton County Public Library! Bring the kids or invite your friends. Meet our fabulous librarians. Check out books or other great items (have you seen the Library of Things?) in our library’s collection or attend one of the many fantastic programs they work so hard to organize. Take time to learn all our wonderful library has to offer!

Do you follow us and our library on social media? We wouldn’t want you to miss out on all they have to offer. Join the conversation by using the hashtag #NationalLibraryWeek.

Tell the ALA American Library Association How YOU Library and Win!

Do you love getting lost in the stories of the library’s summer reading program, storytime, or book club? When you walk through the library’s doors, are you looking for a quiet nook to study or a makerspace to harness your creativity? What’s your favorite thing to check out—books, movies, cake pans, seeds? Do you attend programs to enrich your mind, meet local authors, or find support from your community?

We want to know how YOU library!

Participating is easy:
    Snap a pic or shoot a video showcasing your favorite thing about your library.
    Post to Instagram, X, Threads, or on the I Love Libraries Facebook page with the hashtag #HowILibrary.
    And don’t forget to tag your library to let them know how much they are appreciated!

What’s in it for you? 
In addition to the gratification of supporting libraries, there’s also a chance to win great prizes.

  •     Grand Prize (1 winner): A VISA gift card ($150.00 USD value) and choice of one ALA Graphics poster.
  •     Second Prize (3 winners): Choice of one ALA Graphics poster.

So, let’s see those book stacks, creative reading spots, and all the adventures that libraries take you on! If you don’t have a photo to share, check out the Library Elements graphics at The promotion starts Sunday, April 7, at noon CT and ends Friday, April 12, at noon CT.

Join the #HowILibrary movement, and let’s make this the best National Library Week ever! Official Rules (PDF)

Big Book Sale 2024

We are excited to announce the BIG Book Sale for 2024: mark your calendars for April 19-21, 2024!

We will be in the Solar building at the Benton County Fairgrounds again. (Enter the parking log from Reservoir Road.) Once again we’ll have the tables out and ALL of the books and goodies from the warehouse out at once!

Have time to volunteer before or at the sale? We’d love to have your help! You can directly sign up to help as:

Let us know you’re coming!