New program coming to the Canyon Lake Library January 23


Beginning Monday, January 23, at 3:30 p.m. the library will provide a new program for middle school age children. Mrs. Blackford invites middle school age children to join her at the Canyon Lake Library to discuss books of their choice, delve into poetry or literature of their choice, maybe even create something of their own. Mrs. Blackford is a retired Middle School English teacher who likes working with middle school age children and their tastes in stories and subjects. Deciding the title of the program and its direction will be a group effort.

The Riverside County Library System has an app available to make using its website from mobile devices easier. The new app is a portal to the library’s services from mobile devises. It allows users to check their account, search the catalog, use digital library cards, renew items and get the latest recommended reads suggestions. Users also can access digital content, such as ebooks, audiobooks, music, movies, magazines and more. The Location Finder allows users to find the nearest branch, see opening hours and get directions to any of the county’s 35 library branches.

The library offers preschool and toddler story programs, family movie nights, tutoring, free books, book clubs, internet access and more. All programs at the Canyon Lake Library are free to the public and do not require library membership.

Miss Ginny’s Preschool Craft and Story Time will be celebrating Crazy Hat Day on Friday, January 13. Parents are welcome to attend with the children and all are invited to wear a fun hat of their choice.

Preschool Craft and Story Time meets every other Friday at 11:30 a.m. in the City Council Chamber at City Hall. This free program for children ages 3 to 5 is designed for pre-school development and includes stories, music, movement and a craft children can make and take home. Materials for crafts are provided.

Toddler Story Time will not meet Monday, January 16. The library will be closed in observance of Martin Luther King Jr. Day.

Toddler Story Time meets at the library every Monday at 11 a.m. in the Kid’s Cove at the library. Mrs. Blackford engages the children with stories, songs and other activities appropriate for toddlers age 3 and under. Although babies may not be able to participate in the songs and movement, hearing the stories and songs, experiencing the socialization and generally being engaged to their capabilities has lasting benefits.

The library’s Family Movie Program is held at 4:30 p.m. on the last Monday of the month. The movie and popcorn are courtesy of the Friends of the Canyon Lake Library.

Teen activities are on Fridays at 4:30. Teens wishing to assist with the library collection programs and other offerings are welcome to become a member of the Teen Advisory Board. The Board meets monthly on the fourth Friday offer author suggestions, assist in developing programs and provide other insights to help the library serve teens in the community.

The Perks of Being in a Teen Book Club meets monthly on the second Friday at 4:30 p.m. Ruby Electric by Theresa Nelson will be the book reading on January 13. The club members determine the book for the month then discuss it at the next monthly meeting. The club is open to any teen wishing to participate.

The Roots to Grow tutoring program and the Scholastic Aptitude Test (S.A.T) group are in session every Saturday from 10 to 11 a.m.

Roots to Grow is led by high school honor students who help elementary and middle grade students with math, science, English and history. Students should bring the work they are having problems with to gain help in the area most needed.

The S.A.T. group meets to discuss information and preparations to excel in the S.A.T.

Free online practice tests for teens and adults needing to pass the DMV driving test are available at the library.

The library offers free books, large print books, free internet access, reading programs, book clubs and more. Membership is required to check out materials and to use many of the internet programs available from home.

The Canyon Lake Library is located inside the City Hall building. It’s open Mondays, 10 a.m. to 7 p.m., Wednesdays and Fridays, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. and Saturdays from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. The library is 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.

The Canyon Lake Library will be closed on Monday, January 16, in observance of Martin Luther King Jr. Day.

Here are some programs happening at the Canyon Lake Library in January

Friday, January 13,     11:30 a.m. – Miss Ginny’s Story Time with stories, music and craft

Friday, January 13,      4:30 p.m. – Perks of Being in a Book Club (Teen Book Club)

Saturday, January 14,  10 to 11 a.m. – Roots to Grow tutoring and S.A.T. preparation

Monday, January 16,   Closed in observance of Martin Luther King Jr. Day

Saturday, January 21,  10 to 11 a.m. – Roots to Grow tutoring and S.A.T. preparation

Monday, January 23,   11 a.m. – Toddler Story Time for children 3 and under

Friday, January 27,      4:30 p.m. – Teen Advisory Board, new members welcome

Friday, January 27,      11:30 a.m. – Miss Ginny’s Story Time with stories, music, and craft

Saturday, January 28,  10 to 11 a.m. – Roots to Grow tutoring and S.A.T. preparation

Monday, January 30,   4 p.m. – Family Movie Night