The Canyon Lake Library is hosting a Buck-a-Bag Book Sale from Oct. 5 to Oct. 12. Visitors may fill a plastic grocery bag with as many books as they wish for a flat rate of $1. There is no limit to the number of bags an individual can purchase. The sale includes used books, magazines, CDs and DVDs. All proceeds go toward enriching the library’s programs.
Toddler Story Time will meet on Oct. 7 at 11 a.m. in the Kid’s Cove in the library. The program provides opportunities for young children to use their growing vocabulary and experience social interaction with other children. Mrs. Blackford engages the children with stories, songs and other activities appropriate for toddlers ages three and younger. A craft is included in the program.
Miss Ginny’s Preschool Story Time will meet on Oct. 11 and 25 at 11:30 a.m. The every other Friday program is for children ages three to five and includes an interactive story, music and movement activities.
The Junior Book Club for kids in 4th through 7th grades will meet on Friday, Oct. 25, from 4 to 5:30 p.m. The selected book for October is “The Mysterious Benedict Society” by Trenton Lee Steward. October’s meeting will feature a special Murder Mystery activity. Space is limited.
The Adult Book Club will meet on Monday, Oct. 28, at 4 p.m. Copies of October’s selection are available at the circulation desk. Newcomers are always welcome.
Toddler Story Time will meet on Oct. 28 at 10:30 in the Kid’s Cove in the library. The program provides opportunities for young children to use their growing vocabulary and experience social interaction with other children. Mrs. Blackford engages the children with stories, songs and other activities appropriate for toddlers ages three and younger. 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.
The library offers Tech Time on Saturdays by appointment. Tech Time is a free 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.
Roots to Grow is a homework help program held on Wednesdays from 4 to 6 p.m. and on Saturdays from 10 to 11 a.m. High school students can earn volunteer credit for assisting younger children in their studies. Students wishing to come in for help should contact the library in advance to express their interest.
Public computers are available for use at the library. Saving is possible with the use of a removable drive such as a USB. The library’s AWE computer for young children is preprogrammed with educational games and activities and not attached to the Internet.
The library is a collaboration with the City of Canyon Lake and the Riverside County Library System. Cards and returns from other affiliated libraries are honored.
The Canyon Lake Library will be closed on Monday, Oct. 14, in observance of Columbus Day. The library will resume normal business hours on Oct. 16.