Summer Reading Program offers incentives

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The Canyon Lake Library’s “It’s Showtime!” Summer Reading Program kicked off on June 10 and continues through July 27. The program rewards prizes to participants who reach their personal reading goals. Registration is required to participate. A reading log will be issued to help kids keep track of minutes read. Children not yet reading may be read to by an adult. The library encourages early literacy and welcomes children of all abilities to participate.

Toddler Story Time will meet on June 24 in the Kid’s Cove. Mrs. Blackford engages the children with stories, songs and other activities appropriate for toddlers ages three and younger. The program provides opportunities for young children to use their growing vocabulary and experience social interaction with other children. A craft is included in the program.

Play Day will meet on June 24 at 10 a.m. The Play Day program allows parents to meet and socialize with other parents and provides the children with a safe opportunity to explore their developing vocabulary and social skills. The program also includes a craft, playtime with toys, stories and light refreshments.

Miss Ginny’s Preschool Story Time will not be meeting in June.

The Adult Book Club will meet on June 24 at 4 p.m. The selected book is “House Rules” by Jodi Picoult. The Junior Book Club will meet on June 26 at 4 p.m. The selected book is “The Girl Who Drank the Moon” by Kelly Regan Barnhill. Copies of the selected book titles are available at the library.

Avian Behavior International will be at the library on July 10 at 10:30 a.m. Show tickets are free and will be distributed on a first-come, first-served basis 30 minutes prior to show time.

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. Loaner tools and supplies are available. Children ages six and older are welcome to join in the knitting and crochet fun.

Tech Time is offered at the library every other Saturday from 12 to 2 p.m. Patrons ages 18 and older may have their questions about the internet, tech, or their devices answered by the Tech Tutor, an expert with more than 15 years of experience in the field. Patrons are encouraged to bring in their devices, such as laptops, smartphones and tablets.

The library’s Roots to Grow program offers free homework help for students on Wednesdays from 4 to 6 p.m. and Saturdays from 10 to 11 a.m. High school students earn volunteer credit for assisting younger children in their studies. Students wishing to volunteer should contact the library in advance to express their interest.

All library programs are free. A library card is required to borrow items and to use many of the digital offerings on the Riverside County Library System’s (RCLS) website. The first library card is free; replacement cards are $1. There is no minimum age for a library cardholder; however, a legal guardian’s signed permission is required for a juvenile card.

The library is a collaboration with the City of Canyon Lake and the Riverside County Library System. Card and returns from other affiliated libraries are honored.

The library is located inside the City Hall building at 31516 Railroad Canyon Rd. Hours are 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. For more information, call 951-244-9181.

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