Canyon Lake Library celebrates Day of the Child


The library’s butterfly tree features butterflies decorated by children in the community. Photo provided by Sandra Brautigam

Day of the Child/Day of the Book is being celebrated all month at the Canyon Lake Library with a display of books from many different cultures and languages. To celebrate this multi-cultural day, the group “One World Rhythm” will be performing on Apr. 30 at 3 p.m. There will be enough percussion instruments for everyone to play along.

“This program is fun for all ages and we welcome everyone to come down and spend some enjoyable, family time in your community library,” said event organizer Sandra Brautigam.  “Music, especially rhythm music, is enjoyed by all cultures and is a universal binding agent for people throughout the world.  Rhythm is a language everyone can enjoy without need of an interpreter.” The program is made passible through the support of the Friends of the Canyon Lake Library.

The program is free and made possible through the support of the Friends of the Canyon Lake Library. There is a limit to the room occupancy; tickets will be given out to match the room size starting at 2:30 p.m. in the library.

The Day of the Book/ Day of the Child celebration has moved other Monday programs earlier for April. The Adult Book Club and Play Day will be meeting on Apr. 23 this month. The Adult Book Club is reading Little Bee by Chris Cleave. The library still has copies available for any late joiners. The club meets at 4 p.m. for a one hour discussion.

Play Day is a time for children and parents. A music and movement program is provided at 10:15 a.m. for parents and children pre-school-aged or younger. Treats, games and a craft are available for participants. Toddler Story Time is at 11 a.m. for those who choose to attend.  The program ends at noon.

Miss Ginny’s next story time will be held on Apr. 23 at 11:30 p.m. and will center around Earth Day.

Tutoring help for children and adults is available at 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. Online databases and tutoring programs are available at the Riverside County Library System webpage at for free with library card login.

Printing services are available at the library. The system offers color printing, scanning, printing from wireless devices and even printing from home to be picked up at a library. 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 cost .65 and scanning is .05.

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.