The Roots to Grow tutoring program at the Canyon Lake Library for children grades K-8 is in session every Saturday from 10 to 11 a.m. The program 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. Volunteer positions are open for additional students interested in assisting younger students.
The Scholastic Aptitude Test (S.A.T) group meets every Saturday from 10 to 11 a.m. to discuss information and preparations to excel in the S.A.T.
The Riverside County Library System also offers tutoring for all ages online from their website at http://www.rivlib.net. The service is located under the eResources tab, then Homework Help and Learning Resources. This program is free and provides one-on-one tutoring with trained tutors.
The Brainfuse program helps with live tutoring in math, science, reading/writing, social studies, PSAT/SAT, ACT, AP and state standardized tests. Library card holders can submit essays and other forms of writing for constructive feedback including professional assistance in resume/cover letter writing. Brainfuse offers assistance with U.S. citizenship prep and MS Office essential skills, and provides Spanish-speaking support.
Teen activities are held at the library 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 to 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. 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.
Free online practice tests for teens needing to pass the DMV driving test are available at the library.
A new Canyon Lake Library program for middle school children will began on January 23. This program is not a sit and listen book club. This literature program will have members thinking and writing in ways that personalize the works being studied. This free program meets weekly at the library on Mondays at 3:30 p.m.
The program is led by Mrs. Gretchen Blackford, a retired middle school English teacher, When asked why the library is starting this new program, Librarian Sandra Brautigam says, “Mrs. Blackford has so many ideas that just sound like fun. It’s a plus they are also educational.”
At this time the literature program is only referred to as “The Middle Schoolers Program.” Gretchen would like the participants to choose a name for the group.
All programs at the Canyon Lake Library are free to the public and do not require library membership.
The library’s Family Movie Program is held at 3:00 p.m. on the last Monday of the month in the City Council Chamber in the City Hall building. The movie and popcorn are courtesy of the Friends of the Canyon Lake Library. Outside non-alcoholic refreshments are welcome.
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 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
(www.rivlib.net) honoring cards and returns from other affiliated libraries. For more information, call 951-244-9181.