Canyon Lake Library summer programs begin June 5


The library’s summer reading program is right around the corner and the library has a fun time planned for participants. This year’s theme is Reading by Design, a S.T.E.A.M. (science, technology, engineering, art, and mathematics) topic.

Registration and reading begin June 5. Prize awards begin June 19. Extra reading opportunity drawings begin July 5. Final awards and drawings will be held July 31.

The library has a new adult program for all who have or are in the process of inventing something.  Patent Agent Ben Hudson will be at the library on Saturday, June 24, at 12 p.m. to explain the patent process and what it takes to patent a great idea

A new “Steampunk” program is coming to the library June 26 at 3 p.m. The library says this program is designed for children in elementary and middle schools and for early teens. The program will include projections, visuals, movie clips, artwork, music and books all organized in a multimedia experience.

The library plans to hold a Fashion Design Contest this summer. Children are invited to dress a favorite stuffed animal and enter a photo of it in the contest. Library patrons will vote for their favorites. No date has been set yet.

Other programs offered at the library include Roots to Grow tutoring, S.A.T. discussion group, Miss Ginny’s Preschool Story Time and Toddler Story Time.

The Roots to Grow tutoring program 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 S.A.T discussion group meets every Saturday from 10 to 11 a.m. to discuss information and preparations to excel in the Scholastic Aptitude Test (S.A.T).

Miss Ginny’s next Preschool Story Time class will be held on Friday, May 19, at 11:30 a.m. The circus is the theme.

The program includes stories, songs and craft fun.  Materials for crafts are provided. This free program for children ages three to five is designed for preschool development.

Monday programs at the library include Toddler Story Time at 11 a.m. Sandra Brautigam will be the guest presenter on May 15. Cats will be the theme. Children should have a meowvelous time.

Toddler Story Time is developed for children ages three and under.  It includes stories, felt board play and a craft. Materials for crafts are provided.

Also on Mondays, the library has a volunteer to help those who describe themselves as “not good with computers.” The volunteer is available from 4 to 6 p.m. to sit with and assist those who need help.

The library has 12 public computers with internet access and Microsoft Office. A USB portable memory drive is required if work is to be saved, to bring something already started and to attach a photo or file to an email.

All programs at the library are free to the public and do not require library membership.

The Canyon Lake Library is located inside the City Hall building. It’s hours of operation are 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 about library programs, call 951-244-9181.