CL Library celebrates Dr. Seuss’s birthday

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The library is celebrating Dr. Seuss’s birthday this month with a free Makerspace Craft Activity that includes a whimsical Dr. Seuss inspired craft. Residents are invited to visit the library and create a craft to take home. Miss Ginny’s Story Time program celebrated Dr. Seuss’s birthday with a visit from Cat in the Hat (Canyon Lake resident John Guzman) on Mar. 1.

Other programs at the library include the “Cover to Cover” reading program for children four to 12 years old kicked. The program kicked off on Mar. 2 and runs through Apr. 13. Participants can earn an achievement award for every five books read at reading level. The achievement award is good for a free hamburger or cheeseburger at any In-N-Out Burger. Children must signup for a reading log at the library to participate.

Children who are too young to read may participate by having books read to them by their parent or guardian. Children may receive up to three award certificates during the six-week program.

The Knitting and Crochet Crafters program meets on the first and third Fridays of each month from 1 to 4 p.m. The part social, part educational program is open to new members of all skill levels and loaner tools and supplies are available.

Toddler Story Time, a program for children three and younger, will meet on Mar. 18 and 25 at 11 a.m. The every other Monday program provides an opportunity for children to meet other children while having fun listening to stories and making crafts.

Miss Ginny’s Story Time, a program for children ages three to five, will meet on Mar. 22 at 11:30 a.m. The program includes an interactive story read by Miss Ginny, live music and movement activities.

Play Day will meet on Mar. 25 from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. The program includes music and movement, crafts, playtime and light snacks.

The Adult Book Club will meet on Mar. 25 at 4 p.m. The book selection for March is “Dark Matter” by Blake Crouch.

The Jr. Book Club for kids in grades fourth through seventh will meet on Mar. 27 at 4 p.m. The book selection for March is “The Maze of Bones,” by Rick Riordan.

The book clubs are open to new members. Copies of the monthly book selections are available at the front desk at the library.

The library’s Roots to Grow program offers free homework help for students. High school students earn volunteer credit for assisting younger children in their studies. Students wishing to volunteer as a helper or coming for help should contact the library in advance to express their interest.

The library is located inside the 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.

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