Here’s what’s happening at Canyon Lake Library


The last day to file income taxes is rapidly approaching. The Canyon Lake Library has 1040, 1040A and 1040 EZ instruction books and form. Also State 540 and 540 2EZ. The public computers are also available to print forms from the IRS and State Franchise Tax Board sites. Printing for black and white is 15 cents per page. The Federal and State tax sites are available from home at and At these sites look for the forms and publications tabs then search for your forms as instructed. The library can help find forms but cannot recommend what may be needed.

Tomorrow, Apr. 14. is the last day of the Cover To Cover reading incentive program. Children who have been reading to earn certificates for free hamburgers or cheeseburgers from In-N-Out must turn in their signed reading logs to the library on or before Saturday. At the Canyon Lake Library, almost 200 children between the ages of four and 12 have been enjoying books with the extra incentive of a food reward.

Day of the Child / Day of the Book is Apr. 30. To celebrate this multi-cultural day the Canyon Lake Library will host a free performance of One World Rhythm. “Performance may not be the proper word since the program is very interactive involving the audience to make percussion music. Music has been recognized as a universal language and very appropriate for this multi-cultural celebration, said librarian Sandra Brautigam. “The library also has a display of books providing stories from around the world and related informational items. The display will be available all month.”

Regular library programs, such as the Adult Book Club and Play Day, normally held on the last Monday of the month will meet one week earlier on Monday, Apr. 23. The Adult Book Club is reading Little Bee by Chris Cleave. Copies are still available at the library for any late joiners. The club meets at 4 p.m. for a one hour discussion.

On Apr. 23, Play Day will begin at 10 a.m. The program is for preschool-aged children and their parents and includes a movement and music program at 10:15 a.m. with developmental toys, a child’s craft and an opportunity drawing for the adults. The movement program is made possible through the support of the Friends of the Canyon Lake Library. The drawing is made possible by Typhanie Sharfner of The room is made available by the City of Canyon Lake and its support of community literacy programs.

Help is available for students and adults in the form of tutoring and volunteer computer help within the library. On Wednesdays at 4 p.m. and Saturdays at 10 a.m., academically advanced high school volunteers assist students with problem subjects. The students are responsible to bring their own tools, such as paper, pencils, rulers and protractors, when needed for their particular problem subject.

Computer help is available for children and adults on Mondays at 4:40 p.m. It is recommended to call the library in advance to make sure volunteers are available.

The Canyon Lake Library is a member of the Riverside County Library System and honors cards and returns from other affiliated libraries. Library cards are $1. For more information, visit the library’s Facebook page or call 951-244-9181.