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Canyon Lake

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BRANCH EVENTS

Private Library Space
Mon, Dec 09, 11:00AM - 11:30AM
This program provides opportunities for young children to use their growing vocabulary and experience social interaction with their peers. Children are engaged in stories, songs, and other activities appropriate for toddlers aged three (3) or younger. A craft is included in the program.

Private Library Space
Wed, Dec 11, 4:00PM - 6:00PM
Roots 2 Grow is a homework help program in which high school students may earn volunteer credit for assisting grade-school-aged children in their studies.

Private Library Space
Sat, Dec 14, 10:00AM - 11:00AM
Roots 2 Grow is a homework help program in which high school students may earn volunteer credit for assisting grade-school-aged children in their studies.

Private Library Space
Mon, Dec 16, 11:00AM - 11:30AM
This program provides opportunities for young children to use their growing vocabulary and experience social interaction with their peers. Children are engaged in stories, songs, and other activities appropriate for toddlers aged three (3) or younger. A craft is included in the program.

City Council Room
Mon, Dec 16, 4:00PM - 5:00PM
Come discuss literature with us! This club of adult readers meets at the end of the month to discuss the monthly book pick over light snacks. Newcomers are always welcome. Interested parties may pick up their copy of the monthly book pick at the circulation desk. Book club picks span Westerns, biographies, mysteries, and more!

Private Library Space
Wed, Dec 18, 4:00PM - 6:00PM
Roots 2 Grow is a homework help program in which high school students may earn volunteer credit for assisting grade-school-aged children in their studies.

City Council Room
Fri, Dec 20, 11:30AM - 12:30PM
Ideally for children aged 3-5 (siblings are also welcome), this story time program includes and interactive story, music, and movement activities. Miss Ginny leads the program with a unique theme and live piano at each story time!

City Council Room
Fri, Dec 20, 1:00PM - 4:00PM
Adults of any skill level - including those who have never done it before - may find help understanding the ins and outs of either craft, their tools, and their materials.  Already skilled adults are welcome to come in to socialize, share their knowledge and experience, and discuss their projects with other crafters. Participants supply their own tools and materials, but loaner tools are available upon request for newcomers. 

Private Library Space
Sat, Dec 21, 10:00AM - 11:00AM
Roots 2 Grow is a homework help program in which high school students may earn volunteer credit for assisting grade-school-aged children in their studies.

Private Library Space
Mon, Dec 23, 11:00AM - 11:30AM
This program provides opportunities for young children to use their growing vocabulary and experience social interaction with their peers. Children are engaged in stories, songs, and other activities appropriate for toddlers aged three (3) or younger. A craft is included in the program.

Wed, Dec 25, All day
The Canyon Lake Library will be closed on Wednesday, December 25th in observance of Christmas.

Private Library Space
Sat, Dec 28, 10:00AM - 11:00AM
Roots 2 Grow is a homework help program in which high school students may earn volunteer credit for assisting grade-school-aged children in their studies.

City Council Room
Mon, Dec 30, 10:00AM - 12:00PM
Play Day is a free form party for parents and caregivers and their small children of all abilities.  Toys are provided, along with a craft, treats, music and movement, and a story ideal for toddlers and preschool-aged children.  Adults enjoy socializing with other caregivers and may participate in the activities with their little ones.

Library Renovations

Woodcrest Library
Closed beginning
August 7, 2019 til
Spring 2020

Library Holiday Closure

Christmas Day
December 25, 2019

New Years Day
January 1, 2020

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Today's hours

Closed

Tomorrow's hours

We're open 10:00AM to 7:00PM

Mon, Dec 02 10:00AM to 7:00PM
Tue, Dec 03 Closed
Wed, Dec 04 10:00AM to 6:00PM
Thu, Dec 05 Closed
Fri, Dec 06 10:00AM to 6:00PM
Sat, Dec 07 10:00AM to 3:00PM
Sun, Dec 08 Closed

Branch manager
Amanda McLaughlin
Address
31516 Railroad Canyon Rd
Canyon Lake
California 92587
Tel: (951) 244-9181
Fax: (951) 244-7382

The Canyon Lake Library is truly a community library.  It opened in 1980 in a 750 square foot facility.  Initially started by the Canyon Lake Women's Club, the library was a completely volunteer enterprise.  Volunteers ran the library and materials were dontated items.  The library acquired bookshelves, chairs and card tables through the donation of trading stamps (Blue Chip and S&H).  The library next became a "station" in the Riverside County Library System in 1982.  A move with an expansion and becoming an official branch in the system occured next in 1985.  Two more moves/expansions occurred, bringing the library to its current 2,725 square feet, including its own children's room.

This library has always been extremely fortunate with the communicty volunteering or being employed at the library (some as long as 20 years!). Other Canyon Lake Clubs have also contributed to the success of this library throught the Friends of the Library group.


Featured Resources

eResources Databases

Genealogy
Ancestry Library Edition
Ancestry Library Edition
Search your family heritage online.
Can only be used within the library
Indigenous Mexico
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Authors and Biography
Biography in Context
Biography in Context
A biographical reference database that covers the areas of literature, science, multicultural studies, business, entertainment, politics, sports, government, history, arts and news.
Literature Resource Center
Literature Resource Center
Contains thousands of entries from Contemporary Authors, Contemporary Authors New Revision series, the Dictionary of Literary Biography and Contemporary Literary Criticism Select. Includes plot summaries and critical essays from sources such as Novels for Students as well as resources for criticism of modern and classic poetry.
Business and Legal
California State Bar Publications
California State Bar Publications
California State Bar Publications provides practical legal facts in a handy Consumer Education Pamphlet.
Reference USA
Reference USA
The premier source of business and residential information for reference and research. ReferenceUSA is used by top libraries throughout the US for research, small business marketing, job searching and more.
Careers, Tuition and Learning
ABCmouse
ABCmouseEarly Learning Academy online education program for children ages 2 - 7. Access only available within the library.
Brainfuse
BrainfuseBrainfuse Learning Site offers easy to connect one-to-one online tutoring free. (Please have your library card available to use this link)
Britannica Escolar
Britannica EscolarAquí usted encontrará diversos documentos y enlaces útiles sobre la educación y su evolución constante en la era digital.
Lo invitamos a visitar esta página frecuentemente y a descubrir los nuevos documentos, videos, actividades y otros recursos que Britannica le ofrece.
Britannica School
Britannica SchoolThe search is on with the go-to site for research. With every search topic producing a wide variety of trusted, multi-media sources, use Britannica School to build essential information literacy skills.
Career Transitions
Career Transitions Career Transitions provides a practical and personalized experience for users of all backgrounds and technology comfort levels. Users can easily discover and target fast-growing careers and industries in their immediate locations -- and locations across the United States. Career Transitions also features quick assessments to help people identify new opportunities based on their current skills, occupational knowledge, and interests.
Scholastic Go
Scholastic GoEngaging online age-appropriate reference resource to help build a love of research through reading and learning!
Teaching Books
Teaching BooksTeachingBooks.net is an easy-to-use website that adds a multimedia dimension to the reading experiences of children's and young adult books. Our online database is developed and maintained to include thousands of resources about fiction and nonfiction books used in the K–12 environment, with every resource selected to encourage the integration of multimedia author and book materials into reading and library activities.
Tuition Funding Sources
Tuition Funding Sources
Tuition Funding Sources is a private website designed to help students find scholarships, college and career information. TFS offers students the largest scholarship database in the world with over $41 Billion in scholarship awards along with a career personality test and detailed college and career information. Pepsi-Cola sponsors the TFS program nationwide. Pepsi-Cola and TFS have been helping students find scholarships and other sources of financial aid for more than 20 years
Culture and Religion
King James Bible
King James BibleThe King James Bible is an English translation of the Christian Bible for the Church of England, begun in 1604 and completed as well as published in 1611
eAudiobooks, eBooks, eMagazines, Other Library Services
Braille Institute
Braille Institute
Free library service for the blind, visually impaired or have reading or other physical disabilities.
Enki
Enki
Thousands of New eBooks are Available to You!
Overdrive
Overdrive
A growing collection of eAudiobooks and eBooks that can be downloaded directly to your home computer.
RB Digital
RB Digital
RB Digital (Recorded Books) is now your home for over 11,000 eAudioBooks and 130 eMagazines. No more waiting for your turn. All books are available to every patron who wants to listen. Get the app now.
Health and Fitness
Health & Wellness Resource Center
Health & Wellness Resource Center
Periodical and journal articles as well as videos on a wide range of health topics from ADD&ADHD to Alternative Medicine, HIV, and various surgical procedures.
Health Reference Center
Health Reference CenterHealth Reference Center is a one-stop, full service resource for health-related research. It combines indexing of approximately 195 periodicals, eight reference books, and over 700 pamphlets; more than 1,800 overviews from Clinical Reference Systems; selective indexing for articles in approximately 1500 additional general interest titles; and full text for more than 185 periodicals, all reference books, overviews, and pamphlets.
Languages
Pronunciator
PronunciatorWorld's largest language learning service. Free at your library.

News and Magazines
InfoTrac Newstand
InfoTrac Newstand
This newspaper database contains a collection of more than 140 cover-to-cover newspapers from around the world plus an additional 300 sources of selected news and business coverage.
InfoTrac General Reference Center Gold
InfoTrac General Reference Center Gold
Periodical, newspaper and reference articles from over 5,000 publications on such diverse topics as humanities, art, current events, technology and general interest topics. Full-text articles from over 3,000 periodicals.
Informe!
Informe!
Magazine articles from a variety of Spanish language publications on health, science, economics, politics and art.
RB Digital Magazines
RB Digital Magazines
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New York Times
New York Times
Enjoy complimentary unlimited access to the world’s finest journalism.

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