Library offers fun free program for all ages


Thirty-five people attended the library’s Jewelry Design program on Monday. Librarian Sandra Brautigam said, “The program now continues as a maker-space type program where children can come to the library, use the jewelry tools and take home materials to continue their design work. They get the jewelry and the library gets a photo.”

Ruby Frakes is one 35 participants in the library’s new Jewelry Design program. Photo provided by Sandra Brautigam

A Steampunk multi-media family entertainment program will be held on Monday at 3 p.m. This program uses images from the days of steam powered machines mixed with magic and science in an entertaining family program made available through support of the Friends of the Canyon Lake Library.

The Writer’s Club did not meet this week but will be back on Monday at 12:30 p.m. Anyone attending the first time should write something about their special place and bring it to the library.

The library has two upcoming contest, Fashion Design and Solution Design. Information for each contest is available at the library. The Fashion Design Contest involves participants designing a fashion for their stuffed animal or Barbie like doll. Once the design is made, the participant takes a picture of it and sends it to or bings it to the library. The photos will be placed on the library’s Facebook page and the one with the most likes will win a JoAnn’s gift certificate.

Baylee, Capri and Xylo Snyder show off the jewelry they created at the library. Photo provided by Sandra Brautigam

The Solution Design Contest involves creating a solution for the problem of not remembering your bags when you go into a store. Entry forms are available at the library during their open hours.

The Roots to Grow tutoring program 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). Prizes have begun to be distributed at the library for children and adults who have earned them by reading books. Programs are available for pre-readers, kids, teens and adults. The Grand Prize awarded from a drawing of tickets earned for extra reading will be a Meccasaur. Many other science and art related prizes will be awarded from the extra reading tickets earned by reading beyond the basic program requirements.

The Library’s Story Time for Toddlers meets on Monday at 11 a.m.

Miss Ginny’s Story Time and the Family Movie program are on break for the summer.

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 and honors cards and returns from other affiliated libraries. For more information, call 951-244-9181 or visit its Facebook page.