CL library to host family STEM program Apr. 2

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Marina, Dane and Matthew Muon show off the projects they made during the library’s Family Craft program. Photo provided by Sandra Brautigam.

The Canyon Lake library will host a STEM program, Maker in Motion, on Monday, Apr. 2, at 3 p.m. The family program will provide science-related toys to play with, such as littleBits Gizmos and Gadgets Kit, Snap Circuits Light, Meccano kits, Ozobots and building straws. Volunteers will be available at the tables to assist. The program will have a limited number of items, so participants should expect the possibility of working with others for a team creation.

Also this month, the library is hosting a spring maker space table for anyone who visits the library. The craft is a small hanging basket appropriate for silk flowers or candy. All craft supplies are provided courtesy of the Canyon Lake Friends of the Library.

One hundred and seventy-five children ages four to 12 have signed up for the In-n-Out reading incentive program at the library. The In-N-Out program is a popular program with the children who look forward to it every spring. “Many parents have expressed surprise at their children’s sudden interest in reading when they understand how the program works,” said Librarian Sandra Brautigam.

Book Clubs at the Canyon Lake Library include the Adult Book Club, which met on Mar. 26, and the Junior Book Club, which met on Mar. 23. The Junior Book Club read Island of the Blue Dolphin. In addition to discussing the book, members enjoyed a related craft that included making a boat and origami dolphins. Anyone interested in either book club should contact the library for new book information and to be placed on the program communication list.

Toddler Story Time, for ages three and under, is held every Monday at 11 a.m. The program includes a story and a craft to make and take home. Preschool Story Time, for ages three to five, will be held on Apr. 6 at 11:30 a.m. The theme will be centered around farm animals. The program meets every other Friday and includes live music with stories, movement and a craft. All craft supplies are provided courtesy of the Friends of the Canyon Lake Library.

Free tutoring is available at the library. High school volunteers are available on Wednesdays at 4 p.m. and Saturdays at 10 a.m. to help children with school studies. Computer assistance for children and adults is available on Mondays at 4:40 p.m. It is recommended to call the library in advance to make sure volunteers are available.

The Canyon Lake Library is a member of the Riverside County Library System and honors cards and returns from other affiliated libraries. Library cards are $1. For more information, visit the library’s Facebook page or call 951-244-9181.

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