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.”


Canyon Lake: Library wraps up Summer Reading Program

From The Friday Flyer

” The Canyon Lake Library held its final raffle for its Summer Reading Program and extra reading. The program, Space Racers, was an eclipse pre-party. Craft activities, eclipse information and viewing of Space Racer episodes from season one were part of the program.Space Racers is a children’s program with NASA scientists providing rocket science information. Solar eclipse glasses were provided to participants. The glasses were made available through the Space Science Institute thanks to the generosity and support of the Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation, Google, NASA and Research Corporation.The library had three copies each of NASA photos of Ceres and Vesta made available through a grant. A drawing was held to determined the winners of the NASA photos and two Space Racer DVDs with parent/teacher tools and Space Racer.”


Riverside County: There’s more than meets the eye at the CL Library

From The Friday Flyer

” The annual Canyon Lake Library Summer Reading Program began June 20 and includes prizes for kids, teens and adults who participate. “Read for the Win” is this summer’s theme and, in addition to weekly prizes from local businesses, the top extra-reading prize this year is a full day pass to Rock Fitness in Murrieta, a local rock climbing facility. The program runs through July 30.This year the Canyon Lake Library is participating with the California Library challenge to get one million people reading at least five books over the summer. This includes adults and children of all ages. Summer reading program books can be used for becoming “one in a million” with the California Library challenge.”


Riverside: Why is the Library an important place?

From Canyon Lake’s Newspaper

” Although some people believe libraries are becoming obsolete because of the internet, others know that’s far from true. Libraries are more than a depository of information. A Pew Research Survey (September 15, 2015) had “two -thirds (65 percent) of all of those 16 and older say that closing their local public library would have a major impact on their community.”