February brings new programs to library


Beginning Wednesday, Feb. 7, from 4 to 6 p.m. the library will offer free tutoring for adults and high school students for basic subjects and computer use. The assistance will be provided by a volunteer who is a local education specialist. “We are very happy to have the computer help back and to be able to assist adults needing to brush up skills for jobs an GEDs” stated library manager Sandra Brautigam.

Tutoring for school students by high school volunteers continues on Wednesdays at 4 p.m. and Saturdays at 10 a.m. The library recommends people attending to call on the day to be sure the volunteer will be attending.

The first meeting of the new Junior Book Club for students grades 4 through 7 will be held on Friday, Feb. 23, at 4 p.m. Before the first meeting, participants should read the book Holes by Louis Sachar and view the movie. At the meeting, participants will discuss how the book differs from the movie. Copies of both the book and movie may be requested from the library system.

Middle School age writers can contact the library for Writers Club meeting dates. The meetings will be on Mondays at 3 p.m. when it meets.

Movin’ n Music was a big hit at Play Day. Fifty-four adults and children were in attendance. The presentation was so enjoyed that Movin’ n Music will be back for the February Play Day program. The music will begin at 10:15 a.m. in February. The Play Day program also includes play time, a craft, story time and an opportunity drawing for attending adults.

The crafts and opportunity drawing are provided by Typhanie Sharfner of Mentoringtinyhumans.com and drawing prize through Ms Sharfner’s MomCo hostessing.

Treats supported by the Friends of the Canyon Lake Library were provided during the entire two hour program this month. The change was so well received that future programs will follow the format of treats throughout the program instead of treats at the end of the program. The program is held in the Council Chamber at city hall.

Miss Ginny’s Story Time will meet on Friday, Feb. 9, at 11:30 a.m. The theme will be Valentine’s Day. Story Time, developed for ages three to five, includes music, stories and a craft to take home.

New Printing services are available at the Canyon Lake Library. The new system offers 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 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.