On Monday, Apr. 30, the Canyon Lake Library will celebrate Día, a national library program that fosters literacy for all children from all backgrounds. Programs such as Día play a critical role in helping meet the needs of an increasingly diverse population, while also fueling understanding and acceptance.
Día, also known as El día de los niños/El día de los libros (Children’s Day/Book Day) is a commitment to include and celebrate a variety of cultures every day, year-round, culminating annually on Apr. 30. Día is an enhancement of Children’s Day, which began in 1925. In 1996, nationally acclaimed children’s book author Pat Mora proposed linking the celebration of childhood and children with literacy to found Día.
The library has been displaying books about or stories from other cultures around the world. Books in other languages have also been highlighted during the month. One World Rhythm will perform on Monday at 3 p.m. They have a very participatory music program for attendees of all ages and cultures, which is both fun and educational. The program will be held in the Council Chamber, the room below the library. Participation will be restricted to 100 people. Tickets will be distributed in the library beginning one hour before the performance.
Miss Ginny’s next Story Time will be held on May 4. The theme will be “Race to the Story Time: All about horses.” Story Time meets every other week. The program is designed for ages three to five and includes stories, movement to live music and a related craft. Parents may attend with the children and assist them with the craft. Parents may bring younger children if they do not disrupt the program.
Play Day was held April 23rd with Miss Cheryl from Movin’ & Music and included a craft of a rainbow fan made from a decorated paper plate and popsicle sticks, toys to play with and story time. The next Play Day will be held on May 21. The program begins at 10 a.m. with the Movement program at 10:15 and Toddler Story Time at 11 a.m. Treats and toys are provided for all participants. This is a free program.
Tutoring continues on Wednesdays at 4 p.m. and Saturdays at 10 a.m. The program allows teens to earn volunteer credits while providing students with a better foundation in the classes in which they are struggling.
The Summer Reading Program begins June 4 with prizes first awarded on June 18 and after. The library has received donations of bicycles, both boys and girls in 12 and 16 inch. Other prizes have been received to provide incentives for the children to read during the summer. This has been found to improve their abilities in mathematics in addition to having them more prepared for the school year when it begins. Programs including Jugglers, a wild west science mystery, a visit from Kids Reptile Parties and more to keep the summer adventures fun.
Online databases and tutoring programs are available at the Riverside County Library System webpage at rivlib.net for free with library card login.
Printing services are available at the library. The system offers color printing, scanning, printing from wireless devices and even printing from home to be picked up at a library. The printing service program uses Cloud technology to store the printing requests for up to 24 hours. The customer may print at any library with the service by using their library card to identify the printing jobs in their queue.
All printing at the library or from home requires a library card. The customer must provide their own USB drive. Payment can be made by cash or credit card at any program equipped library when printing. Scanning is also available. Black and white copies cost .15. Color copies cost .65 and scanning is .05.
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.