Library’s buck a bag book sale ends Saturday


Saturday is the last day to purchase a bag of books for $1 at the library’s book sale. Bags are available for those who need them. The sale began on Oct. 20 and continued through the week with new donations being added as they arrived. The sale of donated items is a fundraiser for the Friends of the Canyon Lake Library organization. The proceeds are used to support the library programs and new materials.

The library will be participating in the Chamber’s Parade of Frights on Saturday. The library doesn’t open until 10 a.m. but a staff member will be at the library passing out treats when the Parade of Frights starts at 9 a.m. The library’s treats are provided by Friends of the Canyon Lake Library.

Play Day, a program for preschool age and young children, is scheduled for Oct. 29. Miss Cheryl from Movin’ N Music will start at 10 a.m. with her fun 30-minute program, followed by crafts and the opportunity to play with the toys provided. Storytime starts at 11 a.m. Light refreshment is available throughout the program.

Miss Ginny’s Nov. 2 Story Time will not be meeting. The room is being prepared for the Nov. 6 elections. Miss Ginny’s Story Time will resume on Friday, Nov. 16.

Toddler Story Time, a program for children ages three and younger. meets on Mondays at 10 a.m. in the library’s Kid’s Cove. Mrs. Blackford tells stories and engages the children in interactive communications to provide opportunities to use their developing vocabularies. The program also provides a craft for the children to make and take home.

Tutoring is available at the library from 10 to 11 a.m. Saturdays. The program offers an opportunity for high school students to earn volunteer credits while helping others with their work.  Children should bring materials to help communicate the work they need help with including any tools required.  If computer work is needed a USB drive will be required to save computer files.

Book clubs at the library include the Junior Book Club and Adult Book Club. The Junior Book Club meets today at 4 p.m. The program is for kids in grades four through seven and includes fun activities in addition to discussion of the monthly book’s themes. The October book is “Jacky Ha-Ha” by James Patterson and Chris Grabenstein.

The Adult Book Club meets at 4 p.m. on the last Monday of each month. The club is social and informative as the group discusses the topics that emerge from the story. Not all in attendance agree and that adds to the fun. The book for October is “The Shoemaker’s Wife” by Adriana Trigiani.