The Library’s Summer Reading Program is attracting children and adults to the Canyon Lake Library. The program theme, “Reading Takes You Everywhere,” will take families to the old west in the first entertainment event on Wednesday, June 20, at 3:30 p.m. in the Council Chamber downstairs from the library. The program, provided by Friends of the Canyon Lake Library support, will bring in the Science Tellers: Mystery of the Golden Piano.
Journey to the Wild West, where a legendary train-robbing outlaw is back in town and about to strike again. After the sheriff mysteriously vanishes, two young kids must saddle up to foil the great heist but not before stopping a runaway wagon, escaping an abandoned mine shaft and discovering how a haunted piano can play an instrumental part in putting a rotten cowboy back behind bars. Through it all, volunteers from the audience will help explore the fascinating science behind chemical reactions, combustion, air pressure, inertia and more. The Library has other events planned during the reading program, including the Kids Reptile Party on Monday, June 25, at 12 p.m. and Comic Books 101 on Monday, July 9, at 3 p.m.
Summer Reading Program awards start Monday, June 18. Registration began on June 4 when the logs were distributed and children began reading. On June 18, all awards earned will be available for the children’s selection until the end of the program on July 28. The program is structured in two levels, one with prizes to select and one with tickets where larger prizes can be won in a drawing. The incentive program was developed to encourage both avid and struggling readers through the effort of time spent. The reading ticket drawings were developed to keep the reading going through the summer and not end at a completed goal of a determined number of books.
Teen volunteers are needed to assist with prize awards, programs and other summer program activities. The library participates in school programs for volunteer hours required for graduation. Teens have more opportunity and a larger choice in hours for volunteering at the library when school is not in session. Training will be provided and the library staff will assist with questions.
Teen volunteers also assist with tutoring on Saturday mornings at 10 a.m. This teen volunteer program allows the teens to help lower grade students understand mathematics, reading and other learning they may be having difficulties with.
The Adult Book Club will be meeting on Monday, June 25, at 4 p.m. There is still time to read Alexander McCall Smith’s book, “The No.1 Ladies’ Detective Agency.” The group reads the same book then meets to discuss it. For more information, contact the library at 951-244-9181.