CL Library offers new programs this month


On June 2, Preschoolers in Miss Ginny’s Story Time class enjoyed imaginary hot air balloon rides. Miss Ginny read stories; Mr. Bill provided music for singing and dancing. At the craft table, children made hot air balloon crafts that they could take home. Photo provided by Virginia Furnish

Writer’s Club, a new program for middle school age children, meets weekly on Mondays at 12:30 p.m. Creative expression using the written word will be the focus.

The library is kicking off summer with Petals the Clown. Petals will be face painting in the library on June 21 from 12 to 2 p.m. The library will have a special summer treat all day for library visitors.

The Jewelry Design Program begins with a program meeting On Monday, June 19, at 2 p.m. The supplies and tools will be available at the library for additional ideas throughout the summer program. The children keep their designs while the library keeps a photo of the completed work.

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.

Steampunk will be held on June 26 at 3 p.m. This program is designed for children in elementary and middle school. The program will include projections, visuals, movie clips, artwork, music and books all organized in a multimedia experience.

Coming up in July, the library will host a reptile party featuring live snakes and lizards and a Space Racers program featuring outer space activities.

Also in July, a program hosted by Jerry and Ruth Eckman, doTerra wellness advocates, will provide information on how essential oils can help our bodies heal and strengthen the immune system. Essential oils will be the topic of information and questions from the community.

The library’s regular programs will continue through the summer. Computer help is available on Mondays from 4 to 6 p.m. The library has a volunteer to help those who describe themselves as “not good with computers.” 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.

Toddler Story Time meets on Mondays at 11 a.m. This program is developed for children ages three and under and includes stories, felt board play and a craft children can take home. Materials are provided.

The Roots to Grow tutoring program for children grades K through 8 is 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. 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 Story Time and the Family Movie program are on break for the summer.

All programs at the Canyon Lake 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, call 951-244-9181.