Library’s Summer Reading Program comes to an end


The library’s Reading by Design Summer Reading Program has ended. More than 250 local residents participated. The grand prize winner is Madison Curcie who won the Meccasaur. Teen winner Derek Pagsanhan won a Spacerail game. Annika Ching won a Colorama art set. Annika’s brother Kevin won Mega Bloks, the top prize for the pre-readers.

The library thanks the community for their support through incentives for the program. Local supporters include the Friends of the Canyon Lake Library, City of Canyon Lake, Canyon Lake Nails, South Paw Ceramics, Canyon Lake Market, Pepe’s Mexican Restaurant and Cantina, The Urban Eatery, Delphina McKee Sewing and the Vanderbuilts. Other supporters include Space Racers, Chick-fil-A Murrieta, Chipotle, Jerry and Ruth Eckman and members of the Lake Elsinore Gem and Mineral Society.

Toddler Story Time will continue to meet for story fun on Mondays at 11 a.m. in the library.

Miss Ginny’s Story Time resumes today. The 11:30 a.m. story time will include stories and songs centered around a Back to School theme. The craft will be a take home assignment for the children. The program and craft materials are provided at no charge.

The Writer’s Club will take a small break to accommodate the return of school schedules then return on Monday, Sept. 11, at 3:30 for it’s new after school schedule. The club may meet informally in the library during the break period. Those interested in meeting during break should inquire about dates and times at the library.

Tutoring is offered at the library on Wednesdays at 4 p.m. and Saturdays at 10 a.m. In this program, high school volunteers assist lower grade students with mathematics and other subjects.

The Solar Eclipse is Aug. 21. The library has eclipse glasses and information about the Solar Eclipse with family activities and web locations. The NASA approved glasses were provided to the library through the Space Science Institute, thanks to the generosity and support of the Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation, Google, NASA and Research Corporation. The glasses are available for a $1 donation. Proceeds go towards future STEAM library programs being planned in the upcoming months.

The library offers free books, large print books, free internet access, reading programs, book clubs and more. All programs at the Canyon Lake Library are free to the public and do not require library membership. However, membership is required to check out materials and to use many of the internet programs available from home.