New printing services available at CL Library


New Printing services are available at the Canyon Lake Library. The new system allows color printing, scanning, printing from wireless devices and even printing from home to be picked up at a library. It allows the use of credit cards for payment of printing fees in addition to cash.

“The ability for customers to scan documents, print from wireless devices and print in color are services which have been frequently requested,” said Canyon Lake Library Manager Sandra Brautigam.

The printing service program uses Cloud technology to store the printing requests for up to 24 hours. The customer may print at any library with the service by using their library card to identify the printing jobs in their queue.

All printing at the library or from home requires a library card. The customer must provide their own USB drive.

Payment can be made by cash or credit card at any program equipped library when printing. Scanning is also available. Black and white copies cost .15, color copies .65 and scanning .05.

The Canyon Lake Library offers a variety of free programs for both children and adults. Free tutoring for students needing help with school studies is available at the library on Wednesdays at 4 a.m. and Saturdays at 10 a.m. The tutoring is a program where high school students earn volunteer credits for assisting younger students with their work. Tutoring is also available seven days a week from Brainfuse, a service provided through the Riverside County Library System website at

Toddler Story Time is back on its regular Monday 11 a.m. schedule until the next holiday on Feb. 19. The program for ages 3 and younger lasts about 30 minutes and includes stories, a song or rhyme and an easy craft.

Dance with Dino’s will be the theme for the Story Time for Preschoolers program on today, Jan. 26. The program starts at 11:30 a.m. and lasts approximately 40 minutes. Children ages three to five enjoy stories, live music and a craft they make and take home. Friends of the Canyon Lake Library provide the materials for this free program.

Play Day will be held on Monday, Jan. 29 at 11 a.m. The program will welcome Cheryl Kessler from Movin’ n Music who will lead the children through rhythmic movements with music. Movin’ n Music will be a choice for children who prefer to move over sitting for story time. The Play Day program provides an opportunity for children and parents to socialize. Typhanie Shafner in her role as a Momco hostess provides opportunity drawing prizes for attending adults. Light refreshments are served as part of the program.

The library’s new Adult Book Club will hold its first meeting on Monday, Jan. 29 at 4 p.m. The club will use the meeting to discuss reading preferences and book selection decisions to be used in the months following. Major Pettigrew’s Last Stand by Helen Simonson has been selected as the first book, which may be read prior to the meeting. The library has a few copies to lend for club use.

The Canyon Lake Library is a collaboration with the City of Canyon
Lake and the Riverside County Library System. The first library card is free; replacement cards are $1. Checkout of materials is also free providing the materials are returned or renewed in compliance with the borrowing period of two weeks.

Library hours are Mondays from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m., Wednesdays and Fridays from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. and Saturdays from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. The library is closed Tuesdays, Thursdays and Sundays.

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, visit the library’s Facebook page or call 951-244-9181.