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


The Canyon Lake Library staff participated in the Riverside County Library System all staff development training day. This annual training provides an opportunity for staff to learn about new strategies and practices that will enable them to better serve the community. Pictured in front row are Luisa Zuccola and Gloria Snyder. Pictured in back row are Joyce Horton, Sandra Brautigam and Virginia Furnish. Photo provided by Sandra Brautigam

All Riverside County Library Branches will be closed on Monday, Oct. 8, in observance of Columbus Day. The digital offerings at will be available, as well as card renewals, catalog requests and other digital services. Book drops at local libraries will be available for item returns.

Miss Ginny’s Story Time will celebrate Fire Prevention Week on Oct. 5 at 11:30 with a visit from the first responders of Canyon Lake Fire Station 60. Fire safety tips and a tour of a the fire truck will be included in the program.Miss Ginny’s Story Time is developed for preschoolers and meets every other Friday.

Toddler Story time, a program for children ages three and younger, meets every Wednesday at 11 a.m. The program includes a story, song or rhyme and a make and take home craft.

The library’s Adult Book Club meets on the last Monday of each month at 4 p.m. October’s selection is  “The Shoemaker’s Wife” by Adriana Trigiani. The library has copies in print and audio for anyone wishing to join the fun. New participants are always welcome.

“The Nocturnals” author, Tracy Hecht, spoke to the members of the Junior Book Club through Facetime during the club’s September meeting. Tracy also provided in advance some items for raffle, bookmarks and other items related to the book.

After the visit with Tracy, the group played a book related bingo game and selected the book for October “Jacky Ha-Ha” by James Patterson and Chris Grabenstein. The story is about a child who makes jokes to help forget her worries that include a mother serving in a faraway war and a father who is not often home.

Children having problems with mathematics and other school subjects may use the Canyon Lake Library’s Roots to Grow tutoring program on Saturdays from 10 to 11 a.m. The program has academically accomplished teens helping younger students with their school work.

National Library Card Sign Up Month resulted in the library issuing 35 new cards in the month of September.

The library has voter registration forms available for anyone needing to register for the Nov. 6 election. The registration deadline is Oct. 22.