Canyon Lake library offers more than books


Miss Ginny’s  Preschool Story Time will have out of this world fun with her “The Space Craft Has Landed” story time today at 11:30 a.m. The free program features live music, movement and a make and take home craft. Parents may attend to help their children with the craft.

Play Day, a social and educational program for preschoolers, toddlers and their caregivers. returns to the library on Monday at 10 a.m. After greetings, Miss Cheryl of Movin ‘n Music will lead the party with her music and instruments for all to play. The Play Day program is held on the last Monday of each month and includes music and movement, toys to play and share with others and a make and take home craft. Light refreshments are served.

Toddler Story Time meets weekly on Mondays at 11 a.m. in the Kids Cove at the library.  The program is for children age three and younger and includes a make and take home craft associated with the story theme.

The Adult Book Club meets on the last Monday of each month at 4 p.m. The book for August is Cutting for Stone by Abraham Verghese. The book provides much to discuss in this tale of twins first born conjoined and raised by surrogate parents growing up and coming of age in the turmoil of Ethiopia. New members are always welcome to the discussion.  Discussion questions are emailed to repeat members and may be obtained in advance of the meeting by contacting the library. A few copies of the book are available at the library for immediate checkout if anyone wishes to make a quick read before the meeting on Monday.

The Junior Book Club has selected Nocturnals by Tracey Hecht for the September Book. The club will meet on Sept. 26, at 4 p.m. There is a possibility that the author will be making a virtual chat during the meeting. Some copies of the book will be available for checkout at the library. The Junior Book Club is for kids in grades four through seven.

Back to school and stuck on a problem? The Canyon Lake Library offers free help from academically accomplished high school teens to understand those old things forgotten or new things not understood. Tutors ask that the participant bring the tools and books needed to explain the problem and gain understanding. Tutoring is available from 10 to 11 a.m. on Saturdays.

Public computers are available for use at the library. Saving is possible with the use of a removable drive such as a USB. Printing is also available in black and white for 15 cents a copy and color for 65 cents per copy. The library now also has scanning from the copy machine to a USB.

The Ancestry database is now available at the libraries of Riverside County. Access is free from a library computer.

The Canyon Lake Library is located inside the Canyon Lake City Hall building at 31516 Railroad Canyon Rd. The library 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, made possible through the support of the Friends of the Canyon Lake Library and the City of Canyon Lake.