Need to cool off? Olaf and Sven will be guests at the Disney movie’s “Frozen” party at the Library on July 6, at 3 p.m. This event will include snacks, prizes and, at 4 p.m., the feature film “Frozen.” Theme dress is welcome.
Relaxing somewhere cool and reading can earn tickets for prizes with the Canyon Lake Library Summer Reading Program. Every year the Library encourages reading with an incentive program. According to Librarian Sandra Brautigam, the program’s main focus is toward children, to associate reading with something besides school and homework and to keep up their reading skills during a time when reading and vocabulary building skills often slump.
The theme of this year’s program is “Reading to the Rhythm” and is designed to reward children with small prizes and certificates for time spent reading. The base program has a four-week goal of 15 minutes of reading per day, Monday through Friday. The reading can be done daily or all at once.
The basic program requirements are set to encourage those struggling with reading and the ones most helped by the program. The good readers complete the basic program early. A secondary program provides additional incentives to keep the children reading beyond the basic program.
This program allows the children to earn opportunity drawing tickets for prizes, which include electronic keyboards, kalimbas (thumb pianos), stuffed Little Critters and new toys that have been donated.
The adult program is much simpler. An adult reads a book, completes a short review on a program bookmark to earn an opportunity drawing ticket. Four bookmarks earn a free book.
To sign up for the Summer Reading Program, stop by the Library during normal business hours. The Summer Reading Program runs through August 1.
The Canyon Lake Knitters program has grown with the inclusion of school age children learning to knit. New and experienced knitters are always welcome to this educational/social group, which meets Wednesdays at 11 a.m.
Each Monday at 11 a.m. is Toddler Story Time is held for ages under 3.
On Monday, July 13, at 4 p.m., Mr. Bill the Piano Man will teach how songs are made and how to write lyrics for a new song.
July Calendar at a Glance:
Monday, July 6, 11 a.m., Toddler Story Time – Stories, rhymes and interactive play designed for literacy development of children up to 3 years of age.
Monday, July 6, 4 p.m., Family Movie – “Frozen,” with a party starting at 3 p.m.
Wednesday, July 8, 11 a.m., Canyon Lake Knitters
Monday, July 13, 11 a.m., Toddler Story Time
Monday, June 13, 4 p.m., Special Program – Learn music chords and make up lyrics in this program with Mr. Bill Evans, the piano musician who plays for Miss Ginny’s story time.
Wednesday, July 15, 11 a.m., Canyon Lake Knitters
Monday, July 20, 11 a.m., Toddler Story Time
Monday, July 20, 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., Special Program – Miss Ginny will have a special Summer Reading Program craft for all ages.
Wednesday, July 22, 11 a.m., Canyon Lake Knitters
Monday, July 27, 11 a.m., Toddler Story Time
Monday, July 27, 4 p.m., Special Program – Magician Ian Galloway will be performing
Wednesday, July 29, 11 a.m., Canyon Lake Knitters
The Library is located at the back of City Hall. Hours are Monday, 10 to 7; Wednesday, 10 to 6; Friday, 10 to 6; and Saturday. 10 to 3. For more information, call the Library at 951-244-9181.