New library under construction
Crews make progress on the new library. A new roof is going up this week. Photo by J.P. Crumrine

While construction continues on the new library, the existing Idyllwild Library is still active and vibrant. Here are some events taking place there during the next few weeks:

Art Display
Currently on display at the Idyllwild Library is the work of local artist Cher Townsend. Among her pieces of art are etchings, linoleum block, silkscreen and prints. She will be featured until May.

Food for Thought
The Idyllwild Library is doing a reading program — Food for Thought. Children, ages 4 to 12, who read five books, will receive a certificate with a coupon for a free hamburger or cheeseburger at In-N-Out. Parents may read to those yet unable to read.

Children may receive up to three certificates. The program ends April 14.

Bilingual story time
At 10:30 a.m., April 16, the Idyllwild Library will have Día de los Niños, Día de los Libros (Day of the children, Day of the books). Besides a bilingual story, music and refreshments will be provided and all children attending will receive a book.

During the whole week of April 16, all children applying for a new library card or a replacement will receive a book bag with a book and other goodies.

For Pacific Crest Hikers
As a welcome gesture to these intrepid adventurers and to promote reading, the Idyllwild Library is giving each hiker a fee paperback of their choosing. Computers are available for their use to check their email or trail conditions. There is no charge for this use.

Contact librarian Teresa Brouwer at (951) 659-2300.