Send letters to veterans by Wed. via Library


Veterans are celebrated in November, but at the Canyon Lake Library, September is the month for collecting thank you cards and letters for participants in the October 2015 “Honor Flight Southland.” The organization provides expense-paid flights for veterans to the war monuments in Washington D.C..

Stationary is available at the Library, or any letter, card or artistic expression can be submitted for delivery to the veterans. The Library will be collecting the expressions of appreciation through Wednesday, September 30, when they will be forwarded to Honor Flight Southland for distribution. Learn more at

Children are invited to Miss Ginny’s Craft and Story Time today, September 25, at 11:30 a.m. in the City Multi-purpose Room. Children will be celebrating Johnny Appleseed with stories, music, kazoos and crafts.

On Monday September 28, at 4 p.m., Family Movie Night will feature Cinderella (2015). The new Disney feature movie is rated PG for mild thematic elements. This is a free program open to the public, as are all the programs offered by the Library, thanks to Riverside County for the licensing rights, the Friends of the Canyon Lake Library and community supporters.

Canyon Lake Librarian Sandra Brautigam says homework has been made easier with a new online program from the Riverside County Library System. The new program is Scholastic GO and incorporates information from Grolier Online. The reliable database information is available from home as an alternative to open internet webpages with questionable accuracy.

Scholastic Go is paid for by the Riverside County Library System (RCLS) so their card holders can use it for free. Simply go to, click on the icon and enter a current RCLS card number to explore the information. A first library card is free and can be acquired at any RCLS library, including the library branch in Canyon Lake.

The Canyon Lake Library is located inside the City Hall building. It’s open Mondays, 10 to 7, Wednesdays and Fridays, 10 to 6, and Saturdays 10 to 3. It’s closed Tuesday, Thursday and Sunday. The Canyon Lake Library is a member of the Riverside County Library System honoring cards and returns from other affiliated libraries. For more information, call 951-244-9181.


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