The Federal 1040, 1040A and 1040EZ tax forms and booklets are available at the Canyon Lake Library. Additional schedules and other supplemental forms are available online at irs.gov. The library also has the California booklets containing standard forms for the 540 and 5402EZ. The official California site for tax forms is ftb.ca.gov. The Canyon Lake Library does not host tax assistance professionals; however, the library has information for several close libraries and community centers who host AARP and County of Riverside Community Action Partnership free tax preparation services.
Help is available for students and adults in the form of tutoring and volunteer computer help within the library. On Wednesdays at 4 p.m. and Saturdays at 10 a.m. academically advanced high school volunteers assist students with problem subjects. The students are responsible to bring their own tools, such as paper, pencils, rulers and protractors, when needed for their particular problem subject.
Computer help is available for children and adults on Mondays at 4:40 p.m. It is recommended to call the library in advance to make sure volunteers are available.
Story Times are an important part of library service to the community. Research continually shows the importance of experiencing music, vocabulary, and social interactions when children are very young. The “Talk, Read, Sing” campaign of First 5 California is based on this research. The effects of early reading and story experiences on school success and life-long learning are continually supported by research.
Toddler Story Time, for ages three and younger, meets every Monday at 11 a.m. and includes interaction with the children to allow use of their vocabulary and gain new words, stories, rhymes and a craft to make and take home. Information and activity suggestions for early learning is available at first5california.com.
Miss Ginny’s Preschool Story Time, for ages three to five, meets at the library every other Friday and includes live music with stories, movement and a craft. Craft supplies are provided courtesy of the Friends of the Canyon Lake Library
The library now hosts two book clubs. The Junior Book Club, for grades four through seven, is reading “A Wrinkle in Time” by Madeleine L’Engle. The group meets again on Apr. 27 at 4 p.m. Attendees should have already read the book and be prepared to discuss it.
The Adult Book Club which usually meets the last Monday of the month will be meeting early the next two months. The 4 p.m. meeting time remains the same but the Apr. 23 and May 21 meetings are one week earlier due to The Day of the Child program on Apr. 30 and the Memorial Day closure on May 28. The April book for the adults is “Little Bee” by Chris Cleave. Books are available at the library for checkout or through item request from the Riverside County Library System at rivlib.net.
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.