Riverside: Construction To Begin On Long-Awaited French Valley Library

From Patch Murrieta

“The long-awaited groundbreaking for a library in French Valley is scheduled next week, and the Riverside County supervisor who pushed for the project said Thursday that he’s “excited” about it finally coming to fruition.The planned 25,000-square-foot French Valley Library will occupy a 2.6- acre parcel at Skyview and Winchester roads, where a ceremony is set for 1 p.m. on Jan. 10 to mark the start of construction.”The central location of this new library in the French Valley community will be valuable for everyone, no matter your age,” Supervisor Chuck Washington said.”


Canyon Lake: September is National Library Card Sign Up Month

From The Friday Flyer

” Since 1987, Library Card Sign Up Month has been held each September to mark the beginning of the school year. During the month, the American Library Association and libraries unite in a national effort to ensure every child signs-up for their own library card.Throughout the school year, public librarians and library staff will assist parents and caregivers with saving hundreds of dollars on educational resources and services for students. From free access to STEAM programs and activities, educational apps, in-person and virtual homework help, technology workshops to the expertise of librarians, a library card is one of the most cost-effective back to school supplies available.Libraries build a foundation for children’s future success starting from the earliest stages of development. Librarians play a key role in helping children develop the basic tools for school readiness by teaching families the components of early literacy.”

September is National Library Card Sign Up Month

Riverside County: Library offers something new for kids, teens

From The Friday Flyer

“A computer just for children has been added to the Canyon Lake Library services. The AWE computer is preprogrammed with educational games and activities. It is not attached to the internet and children may explore the programs without concerns of wandering to other sites or popups from unsolicited advertisements.The library has a new publication for teens. The magazine Teen Ink is a monthly journal (September through June) dedicated to publishing a variety of works by teenagers. The publication addresses a variety of subjects, including an interview with the pop music group L2M, reviews of books, movies, TV video games and poetry. It also lists calls for submission and contest announcements for writing and art. It is not a magazine written for teens. It’s a journal of items written by teens and actively seeks submissions from teens for future issues. It is located in the teen corner on the Graphic Novels shelves at the library.”


Riverside County: Sun City Library Grand Re-Opening Set

From Murrieta Patch

“The County of Riverside and the City of Menifee would like to invite you to celebrate the newly renovated Sun City Library. The ribbon cutting ceremony will take place at 2:00 P.M. on Thursday, September 13, 2018 at the Sun City Library, located at 26982 Cherry Hills Blvd., Sun City. Please join County and City officials for this celebration event.”


Riverside County: Sun City Library has reopened, celebrating with grand reopening

From Valley News

“Earlier this year, Riverside County Board of Supervisors approved a plan to improve the county’s Sun City library branch – and although it took a little longer than expected – the facility reopened to the public Aug. 13.The board of supervisors and the Riverside County Library System will host a grand reopening party at the library 2 p.m., Thursday, Sept. 13.
After the supervisors voted unanimously to approve the $650,000 budget for the improvements, the library officially closed its doors, March 4.The project included plans to create a newly defined and enhanced children’s area, an expanded marketplace highlighting new releases and a new dedicated teen space. The improvements also included furniture, new flooring and paint.During the closure, patrons were encouraged to use any of the Riverside County Library System branches in the area, including Canyon Lake Library, Romoland Library and Paloma Valley Library.”


Riverside County: New SWR Libraries Inch Closer To Reality

From Lake Elsinore Patch

” Riverside County supervisors Tuesday authorized the Economic Development Agency to start a search for prospective developers to construct three new library branches within the county library system, including a replacement for an existing facility in Desert Hot Springs.According to the EDA, vacant county-owned properties in each location have been designated as construction sites.The agency envisions a 15,000-square-foot branch at Palm Drive and Park Lane in Desert Hot Springs, replacing the 3,527-square-foot repository at 11691 West Drive.”


Long-delayed Main Library in Riverside, California gains steam

From Architects Newspaper

” Riverside, California’s long-delayed Main Library redevelopment plan is showing signs of life, as a new design proposal by Los Angeles–based architects Johnson Favaro has come to light and begun a public vetting process.The proposal calls for a three-story, 35,000-square-foot library to be located at the site of the city’s former Greyhound bus terminal.Renderings for the $40 million project depict a proud structure raised on a set of piers that frame a generous covered outdoor breezeway at the base of the building. The building’s lower levels are occupied by a local history archive as well as support functions designed to serve the site’s open spaces.Much of the library’s interior volume will be contained within a double-height space located above the breezeway. The structure’s main facade is punctuated by a large oculus that overlooks the street and offers views into the library. The building will also feature a south-facing terrace on the second floor that will be oriented toward nearby mountain views.”