Kids Reptile Parties entertains at CL Library


As part of the 2019 Summer Reading Program, the library welcomed Kids Reptile Parties for an educational performance on Wednesday, June 21. Kids and parents enjoyed learning about and interacting with various reptiles, amphibians and arachnids with their wonderful host Patrick.

An exciting performance by Avian Behavior International will take place at the library on Wednesday, July 10, at 10:30 a.m. Live, highly trained birds will educate, amaze and entertain the audience. Tickets are free and will be distributed on a first-come, first-served basis 30 minutes prior to show time.

The Summer Reading Program is in full swing. The program kicked off on June 10 and continues through July 27. This year’s theme is “It’s Showtime!”

Kids participating in the program are offered incentives for setting and reaching 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.

The library’s Adult Book Club will meet on Monday, July 29, at 4 p.m. The selected book is “The Poisonwood Bible” by Barbara Kingsolver. The Junior Book Club will meet on Wednesday, July 31, at 4 p.m. The selected book is “Amulet” by Kazu Kibuishi. Copies of the selected book titles are available at the library.

Miss Ginny’s Preschool Story Time will not meet in June and Play Day will not meet again until August.

Toddler Story Time will meet in the Kid’s Cove in the library on July 1, 8, 15, 22 and 29. 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.

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 crafters 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 will be offered at the library on July 13 and July 27. This is a program in which 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.

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

Patrick of Kids Reptile Parties shows off Fluffy the snake to his audience. Photo provided by Amanda McLaughlin

Children gather around to give Wally a shell massage with toothbrushes. Photo provided by Amanda McLaughlin

A youngster meets Samuel the frog. Photo provided by Amanda McLaughlin

An older boy helps a younger boy reach to pet a salamander. Photo provided by Amanda McLaughlin