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Celebrate Earth Day at the Library!

We are celebrating Earth Day by making paper clay at the Canyon Lake Library

Beginning at 11 a.m., join Mentoring Tiny Humans

at the library for a special story time and learn how to make paper clay out of recycled paper and household items upcycling them into something completely new! Attendees will get to create their own paper clay earth, medallions, bowls, and other items to take home and decorate or paint as they like.

If unable to attend the event and presentation, patrons can also stop by during library hours to pick up ready-made paper clay to mold at home.

“I thought it would be fun to show [our patrons] how to upcycle one of the most commonly found items we tend to waste, paper,” said head librarian Kimberly Pike. “We get so much paper in our packages, newspapers, and magazines.”

Ordinarily, the library recycles these items, but Pike hopes to spread awareness of Earth Day and recycling in a creative and fun way.

Typhanie Sharfner, owner of Mentoring Tiny Humans and a library partner agrees.

“Introducing big concepts to children in a fun and hands-on way gives the learner a memorable way to recall their knowledge on the subject. Earth day is a wonderful opportunity to showcase the concepts of reduce, reuse, and recycling in a tangible way.”

While there, patrons can also enter to win the monthly giveaway provided by Mentoring Tiny Humans. Each giveaway includes a book handpicked by Mentoring Tiny Humans and available to read all month long and then available for check out after that.

April’s book of the month is “The Christmas Bunny's Wild Adventure” by Alma Hammond and the winner will also receive a Spring Sensory Bin created by Sharfner.

Space is limited. Reserve your spot by signing up on the library’s website. Children must be present for pick up. The Canyon Lake Library is located at 31594 Railroad Canyon Rd, Canyon Lake, CA 92587. For questions contact the Canyon Lake library at (951) 244-9181 or Typhanie Sharfner at

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