Children and their parents continue to enjoy activities at the Library, while others take advantage of the many resources the Library has to offer.
Residents are invited to enjoy a free movie and popcorn at the Library on Monday, November 28, at 4:30. The Library’s Family Movie program will feature “Finding Dory.” The move and popcorn are courtesy of the Friends of the Canyon Lake Library.
Miss Ginny’s Preschool Craft and Story Time meets every other Friday at 11:30 a.m. in the City Council Chamber at City Hall. This free program features stories, movement, music and a craft designed for children ages 3 to 5. The program is designed for pre-school development and includes stories, music, movement and a craft children can make and take home.
On Friday, November 18, Miss Ginny and preschoolers celebrated the upcoming Thanksgiving holiday with stories read by Miss Ginny and dancing and singing with the help of Mr. Bill at the piano who played songs with lyrics that he had written for the occasion. Everyone had a chance to decorate a paper bag at the craft tables with turkey figures they cut out from material supplied by Miss Ginny. The next Preschool Craft and Story Time is on Friday, December 2. It will be a celebration of Mickey Mouse’s birthday.
Toddler Story Time meets at the Library every Monday at 11 a.m. in the Kid’s Cove at the Library. Mrs. Blackford engages the children with stories, songs and other activities appropriate for toddlers age 3 and under. Although babies may not be able to participate in the songs and movement, hearing the stories and songs, experiencing the socialization and generally being engaged to their capabilities has lasting benefits.
Teen activities are on Fridays at 4:30. Teens wishing to assist with the Library collection programs and other offerings are welcome to become a member of the Teen Advisory Board. The Board meets once a month on Friday to offer author suggestions, assist in developing programs and provide other insights to help the Library serve teens in the community.
The Roots to Grow Tutoring and S.A.T. preparation programs are on hiatus until January 14, 2017.
Free online practice tests for teens and adults needing to pass the DMV driving test are available at the Library.
The Library offers free books, large print books, free internet access, reading programs, book clubs and more. All programs at the Canyon Lake Library are free to the public and do not require library membership. Membership is required to check out materials and to use many of the internet programs available from home.
The Canyon Lake Library is located inside the City Hall building. It’s open Mondays, 10 a.m. to 7 p.m., Wednesdays and Fridays, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. and Saturdays from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. The Library is closed Tuesday, Thursday and Sunday. The Canyon Lake Library is a member of the Riverside County Library System (www.rivlib.net) honoring cards and returns from other affiliated libraries. For more information, call 951-244-9181.