Miss Ginny’s Story Time returns from break

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Miss Ginny’s Story Time returns from summer break on Friday, Aug. 24, at 11:30 a.m. with the theme “The Space Craft has Landed.” The program developed for children ages three to five includes music, a make and take craft and stories.

Toddler Story Time meets weekly on Mondays at 11 a.m. in the library’s Kids Cove. The program, for children age three and younger, includes a make and take home craft associated with the story theme.

Miss Ginny’s Story Time differs from Toddler Story Time in that toddlers are less expected to follow instructions and pay close attention. The social aspects of patience, cooperation and attention are opportunities available through the story time experience. Social interaction and muscle coordination opportunities are also available in participating with the other children and accomplishing the craft.

Play Day returns to the library on Monday, Aug. 27, at 10 a.m. Play Day is a social and educational program for preschoolers, toddlers and their caregivers. The program includes music and movement, toys to play and share with others and a make and take home craft. Light refreshments are served.

The Adult Book Club meets on the last Monday of each month at 4 p.m. The book for August is “Cutting for Stone” by Abraham Verghese. The book provides much to discuss in this tale of twins first born conjoined and raised by surrogate parents growing up and coming of age in the turmoil of Ethiopia.  New members are always welcome to the discussion.  Discussion questions are emailed to repeat members and may be obtained in advance of the meeting by contacting the library.

The library offers free tutoring on Saturday mornings from 10 a.m. to 11 p.m. The program resumes Saturday, Aug. 25. The program involves accomplished high school students helping lower grade students with school work. This program is in addition to the BrainFuse online tutoring service offered by the Riverside  County Library System (RCLS) at their website rivlib.net under the eServices tab. Both services are free. The online service requires a library card to use.

Ancestry database is now available at the libraries of Riverside County. The access is free from a library computer. Most programs are available free from home with a library membership. RCLS has a variety of programs available at the online library at rivlib.net under the eResources tab.

The library has a printing service available that allows color printing, scanning, printing from wireless devices and even printing from home to be picked up at a library. Black and white copies cost .15, color copies .65 and scanning .05. All printing at the library or from home requires a library card.

September is National Library Card Sign-up Month. The first card is free; replacement cards are $1. RCLS cards are usable at all libraries in the cooperative library system. Items checked out on the card may be returned to any library where the card can be used. A Parent or legal guardian permission is required for children signing up for a card.

The Canyon Lake Library is located inside the Canyon Lake City Hall building at 31516 Railroad Canyon Rd. and is open on Mondays from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m., Wednesdays and Fridays from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. and Saturdays from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. The library is closed on Tuesdays, Thursdays and Sundays.

All programs at the Canyon Lake Library are free to participants, made possible through the support of the Friends of the Canyon Lake Library and the City of Canyon Lake.

For more information, call 951-244-9181.

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