Here’s what’s happening at the library in July


The Library will host Halloween in July today, Friday, July 13 from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Costumes are welcome but not required. The program will include the movie Hotel Transylvania 2, face painting and Halloween crafts.

David Cousin, a holder of five world records in juggling, will be visiting the library on Wednesday, July 18, at 3:30 p.m. “His personality is entertaining and his juggling amazing,” said Librarian Sandra Brautigam.

On Monday, July 23, Canyon Lake’s John Guzman Jr. will be at the library sharing information about China and useful travel tips.

The Adult Book Club will meet on July 30 at 4 p.m. “A Man Called Ove,” the July title for the club, is available at the library for adults wishing to participate in the discussion.

Toddler Story Time continues through the summer. The program, developed for ages three and younger, meets on Mondays at 11 a.m.

The library’s Summer Reading Program sign-ups are approaching 500 participants. The reading incentive program began June 4 and will end on July 28.

Inspired by research showing children who read during the summer are better able to start school in the fall, the program has grown to include encouragement for children who may not otherwise include reading as a summer activity. Live programs are provided to bring learning and to encourage investigation and perhaps a book while they visit.

The program counts by time read because it is more encouraging to reluctant or slow readers, those who can most benefit from the program. Babies are also included by time reading to them. The attention as well as the number of words they hear during infancy all work to build their brain for learning.

Adults are included as part of the Million Readers Summer Challenge. The California Library Association has challenged libraries and readers to gain one million adult readers to participate in summer reading programs across the state. The Canyon Lake Library now has 113 adult readers signed up for the program with many more who are reading but have not joined and are not being counted.

The Roots to Grow Tutoring will not be available in July. Tutoring online with live tutors is available through the Riverside County Library System website at

The Riverside County Library System has an app available to make using its website from mobile devices easier. The app is a portal to the library’s services from mobile devices. It allows users to check their account, search the catalog, use digital library cards, renew items and get the latest recommended reads suggestions. Users can also access digital content, such as ebooks, audiobooks, music, movies, magazines and more. The Location Finder allows users to find the nearest branch, see opening hours and get directions to any of the county’s 35 library branches.

The Canyon Lake Library is a member of the Riverside County Library System and honors cards and returns from other affiliated libraries.

The Library is located inside the Canyon Lake City Hall building at 31516 Railroad Canyon Rd. and is open on 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 on Tuesdays, Thursdays and Sundays.

All programs at the Canyon Lake Library are free to participants. The programs are made possible through the support of the Friends of the Canyon Lake Library and the City of Canyon Lake. For more information, call 951-244-9181.