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Woodcrest

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BRANCH EVENTS

Community room
Mon, Jun 25, 1:00PM - 2:30PM
Come and enjoy the current movie, Early Man, on the community room big screen.  The Friends Group will provide free popcorn and you can beat the heat here at the library.

Community room
Mon, Jun 25, 3:00PM - 4:30PM
Come practice reading, out loud, to Latte the Therapy Dog.  Latte loves to be read to and is very friendly.

Community room
Tue, Jun 26, 12:00PM - 3:00PM
Have your face painted or have Goldie the Clown make you a balloon animal.  Spin the prize wheel for a surprise and make a craft to decorate the Children's area. Play guessing games for prizes, visit with the Chick-Fil-A Cow, and much more.

Community room
Thu, Jun 28, 11:00AM - 12:00PM
Small children learn from playing.  Preschool Playtime gives them the opportunity to do just that.  We will have a kitchen, puzzles, a tunnel, puppets, books and a bubble machine for children to play with.  Playtime will include sensory stimulation, imagination and more.

Community room
Thu, Jun 28, 1:00PM - 2:00PM
You say that you've always wanted to learn how to crochet, now is your chance. Woodcrest Library is offering instructions for beginning crochet. Appropriate for tweens, teens and adults.  Practice supplies are available.

Community room
Fri, Jun 29, 12:00PM - 1:00PM
Come and learn beginning Sign Language with instructor  Mishelle.  Hands on practice for children of all ages.

Community room
Fri, Jun 29, 2:00PM - 3:00PM
Come play Bingo, and win a pizza from Magoo's Pizza, located here in Woodcrest.  Magoo's Pizza is partnering with the library, to provide prizes for Pizza Bingo and a prize for 5 books read.  Their help will go a long way to making this summer program a big success.

Community room
Sat, Jun 30, 1:00PM - 2:30PM
Come and enjoy the current movie, Jumanji, on the community room big screen.  The Friends Group will provide free popcorn and you can beat the heat here at the library.

Community room
Mon, Jul 02, 1:00PM - 2:00PM
Come and enjoy the current movie, Wrinkle in Time, on the community room big screen.  The Friends Group will provide free popcorn and you can beat the heat here at the library.

Community room
Mon, Jul 02, 3:00PM - 4:30PM
Come practice reading, out loud, to Latte the Therapy Dog.  Latte loves to be read to and is very friendly.

Tue, Jul 03, 1:00PM - 2:00PM
Learn the science behind weird and wacky stuff.  Make a batch of Designer Slime, Find out about Oobleck, What happens when you mix Mentos and soda? Let's make a lemon volcano.

Community room
Thu, Jul 05, 11:00AM - 12:00PM
Small children learn from playing.  Preschool Playtime gives them the opportunity to do just that.  We will have a kitchen, puzzles, a tunnel, puppets, books and a bubble machine for children to play with.  Playtime will include sensory stimulation, imagination and more.

Community room
Thu, Jul 05, 1:00PM - 2:00PM
You say that you've always wanted to learn how to crochet, now is your chance. Woodcrest Library is offering instructions for beginning crochet. Appropriate for tweens, teens and adults.  Practice supplies are available.

Community room
Fri, Jul 06, 12:00PM - 1:00PM
Come and learn beginning Sign Language with instructor  Mishelle.  Hands on practice for children of all ages.

Community room
Fri, Jul 06, 2:00PM - 3:00PM
Come play Bingo, and win a pizza from Magoo's Pizza, located here in Woodcrest.  Magoo's Pizza is partnering with the library, to provide prizes for Pizza Bingo and a prize for 5 books read.  Their help will go a long way to making this summer program a big success.

Community room
Mon, Jul 09, 1:00PM - 2:03PM
Come and enjoy the current movie, Coco, on the community room big screen.  The Friends Group will provide free popcorn and you can beat the heat here at the library.

Community room
Mon, Jul 09, 3:00PM - 4:30PM
Come practice reading, out loud, to Latte the Therapy Dog.  Latte loves to be read to and is very friendly.

Community room
Tue, Jul 10, 1:00PM - 2:30PM
Step back in time to learn about prehistoric earth with Dino Encounters.  Dino Encounter uses humor, facts, and audience participation to  make learning fun.  Children will interact with several extremely realistic prehistoric insect and dinosaur puppets.  The Dino Zoo will be on the library grounds too, and with the use of a phone and a free app you can find giant dinosaurs at the library.

Community room
Thu, Jul 12, 11:00AM - 12:00PM
Small children learn from playing.  Preschool Playtime gives them the opportunity to do just that.  We will have a kitchen, puzzles, a tunnel, puppets, books and a bubble machine for children to play with.  Playtime will include sensory stimulation, imagination and more.

Community room
Thu, Jul 12, 1:00PM - 2:00PM
You say that you've always wanted to learn how to crochet, now is your chance. Woodcrest Library is offering instructions for beginning crochet. Appropriate for tweens, teens and adults.  Practice supplies are available.

Community room
Fri, Jul 13, 12:00PM - 1:00PM
Come and learn beginning Sign Language with instructor  Mishelle.  Hands on practice for children of all ages.

Community room
Fri, Jul 13, 2:00PM - 3:00PM
Come play Bingo, and win a pizza from Magoo's Pizza, located here in Woodcrest.  Magoo's Pizza is partnering with the library, to provide prizes for Pizza Bingo and a prize for 5 books read.  Their help will go a long way to making this summer program a big success.

Community room
Sat, Jul 14, 1:00PM - 2:30PM
Come and enjoy the current movie, Black Panther, on the community room big screen.  The Friends Group will provide free popcorn and you can beat the heat here at the library.

Community room
Sat, Jul 14, 3:30PM - 4:00PM

Community room
Mon, Jul 16, 1:00PM - 2:30PM
Come and enjoy the current movie, Paddington 2, on the community room big screen.  The Friends Group will provide free popcorn and you can beat the heat here at the library.

Community room
Mon, Jul 16, 3:00PM - 4:30PM
Come practice reading, out loud, to Latte the Therapy Dog.  Latte loves to be read to and is very friendly.

Community room
Tue, Jul 17, 1:00PM - 2:30PM
Step back in time and learn about prehistoric earth with Professor Jessica Miller, from UCR.  Become a Paleontologist and excavate dinosaur bones, mosasaur teeth, dino poop fossils and rocks on the library grounds.

Community room
Thu, Jul 19, 11:00AM - 12:00PM
Small children learn from playing.  Preschool Playtime gives them the opportunity to do just that.  We will have a kitchen, puzzles, a tunnel, puppets, books and a bubble machine for children to play with.  Playtime will include sensory stimulation, imagination and more.

Community room
Thu, Jul 19, 1:00PM - 2:00PM
You say that you've always wanted to learn how to crochet, now is your chance. Woodcrest Library is offering instructions for beginning crochet. Appropriate for tweens, teens and adults.  Practice supplies are available.

Community room
Fri, Jul 20, 12:00PM - 1:00PM
Come and learn beginning Sign Language with instructor  Mishelle.  Hands on practice for children of all ages.

Community room
Fri, Jul 20, 2:00PM - 3:00PM
Come play Bingo, and win a pizza from Magoo's Pizza, located here in Woodcrest.  Magoo's Pizza is partnering with the library, to provide prizes for Pizza Bingo and a prize for 5 books read.  Their help will go a long way to making this summer program a big success.

Community room
Mon, Jul 23, 1:00PM - 2:30PM
Come and enjoy the current movie, Peter Rabit, on the community room big screen.  The Friends Group will provide free popcorn and you can beat the heat here at the library.

Community room
Mon, Jul 23, 3:00PM - 4:30PM
Come practice reading, out loud, to Latte the Therapy Dog.  Latte loves to be read to and is very friendly.

Community room
Tue, Jul 24, 1:00PM - 2:00PM
A Wild Wonders Show is where kids and adults can "tame" their curiosity for wildlife.  Join us to see an assortment of wild animals, up close and personal.  This is an interactive show, with audience participation.

Community room
Thu, Jul 26, 11:00AM - 12:00PM
Small children learn from playing.  Preschool Playtime gives them the opportunity to do just that.  We will have a kitchen, puzzles, a tunnel, puppets, books and a bubble machine for children to play with.  Playtime will include sensory stimulation, imagination and more.

Community room
Thu, Jul 26, 1:00PM - 2:00PM
You say that you've always wanted to learn how to crochet, now is your chance. Woodcrest Library is offering instructions for beginning crochet. Appropriate for tweens, teens and adults.  Practice supplies are available.

Community room
Fri, Jul 27, 12:00PM - 1:00PM
Come and learn beginning Sign Language with instructor  Mishelle.  Hands on practice for children of all ages.

Community room
Fri, Jul 27, 2:00PM - 3:00PM
Come play Bingo, and win a pizza from Magoo's Pizza, located here in Woodcrest.  Magoo's Pizza is partnering with the library, to provide prizes for Pizza Bingo and a prize for 5 books read.  Their help will go a long way to making this summer program a big success.

Community room
Mon, Jul 30, 1:00PM - 2:30PM
Come and enjoy the current movie, Sherlock Gnomes, on the community room big screen.  The Friends Group will provide free popcorn and you can beat the heat here at the library.

Community room
Mon, Jul 30, 3:00PM - 4:30PM
Come practice reading, out loud, to Latte the Therapy Dog.  Latte loves to be read to and is very friendly.

Tue, Jul 31, 1:00PM - 2:30PM
Enjoy an afternoon at the beach, at the Woodcrest Library.  Build sandcastles, run through the sprinklers, little ones can splash in the swimming pools and everyone can play beach volleyball while listening to the Beach Boys on the radio.  Bring a beach chair and get comfortable in the shade.

Community room
Thu, Aug 02, 11:00AM - 12:00PM
Small children learn from playing.  Preschool Playtime gives them the opportunity to do just that.  We will have a kitchen, puzzles, a tunnel, puppets, books and a bubble machine for children to play with.  Playtime will include sensory stimulation, imagination and more.

Community room
Thu, Aug 02, 1:00PM - 2:00PM
You say that you've always wanted to learn how to crochet, now is your chance. Woodcrest Library is offering instructions for beginning crochet. Appropriate for tweens, teens and adults.  Practice supplies are available.

Community room
Fri, Aug 03, 12:00PM - 1:00PM
Come and learn beginning Sign Language with instructor  Mishelle.  Hands on practice for children of all ages.

Community room
Fri, Aug 03, 2:00PM - 3:00PM
Come play Bingo, and win a pizza from Magoo's Pizza, located here in Woodcrest.  Magoo's Pizza is partnering with the library, to provide prizes for Pizza Bingo and a prize for 5 books read.  Their help will go a long way to making this summer program a big success.

Community room
Sat, Aug 04, 1:00PM - 2:00PM
Come and learn how to paint with water colors. Supplies are free. Instruction by Nicole, former employee and art teacher at Poly High School. 

Community room
Mon, Aug 06, 1:00PM - 2:30PM
Come and enjoy the current movie, Wonder, on the community room big screen.  The Friends Group will provide free popcorn and you can beat the heat here at the library.

Community room
Mon, Aug 06, 3:00PM - 4:30PM
Come practice reading, out loud, to Latte the Therapy Dog.  Latte loves to be read to and is very friendly.

Off-site
Tue, Aug 07, 12:00PM - 2:00PM
Join us for our Summer Reading Program Grand Finale Prize Drawing.  Children have been earning tickets, all summer long, for reading and attending events.  Our Prize Drawing will have over 100 prizes up for grabs.  Two bikes, tickets to museums, and local entertainments and toys.  We will start with a lunch catered by Magoo's Pizza and Chick-Fil-A. Then we will have our Grand Prize Drawing and finish with cake and ice cream.  We will be handing out Goodie Bags to all of the children when they leave.

Community room
Thu, Aug 09, 11:00AM - 12:00PM
Small children learn from playing.  Preschool Playtime gives them the opportunity to do just that.  We will have a kitchen, puzzles, a tunnel, puppets, books and a bubble machine for children to play with.  Playtime will include sensory stimulation, imagination and more.

Community room
Thu, Aug 09, 1:00PM - 2:00PM
You say that you've always wanted to learn how to crochet, now is your chance. Woodcrest Library is offering instructions for beginning crochet. Appropriate for tweens, teens and adults.  Practice supplies are available.

Community room
Fri, Aug 10, 12:00PM - 1:00PM
Come and learn beginning Sign Language with instructor  Mishelle.  Hands on practice for children of all ages.

Community room
Fri, Aug 10, 2:00PM - 3:00PM
Come play Bingo, and win a pizza from Magoo's Pizza, located here in Woodcrest.  Magoo's Pizza is partnering with the library, to provide prizes for Pizza Bingo and a prize for 5 books read.  Their help will go a long way to making this summer program a big success.

Community room
Sat, Aug 11, 1:00PM - 2:30PM
Come and enjoy the current movie, Ready Player One, on the community room big screen.  The Friends Group will provide free popcorn and you can beat the heat here at the library.

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Today's hours

We're open 10:00AM to 4:00PM

Tomorrow's hours

Closed

Mon, Jun 18 10:00AM to 7:00PM
Tue, Jun 19 10:00AM to 7:00PM
Wed, Jun 20 10:00AM to 7:00PM
Thu, Jun 21 10:00AM to 4:00PM
Fri, Jun 22 12:00PM to 5:00PM
Sat, Jun 23 10:00AM to 4:00PM
Sun, Jun 24 Closed

Branch manager
Connie Rynning
Address
16625 Krameria
Riverside
California 92504
Tel: (951) 789-7324
Fax: (951) 789-2812

The Woodcrest Library began as a stop on the Riverside County Bookmobile schedule in 1999. The bookmobile stopped in front of the Stater Bros. Market located in the Woodcrest Plaza shopping center.    By 2001 it was decided that the Woodcrest area needed a library building of its own.  Space was leased in the same shopping center and two suites were combined to make an 1,800 square foot area to house the new library.  The library opened October 21, 2001.  This store front had all of the necessary requirements.  It had public computers, a children’s area, tables for studying, magazines and comfortable chairs to read them in.  The library was an instant success.

By 2006 we had outgrown the store front location.  The county built a beautiful 10,080 square foot LEEDS Certified building to house the new Woodcrest Community Library. The Grand Opening was held on November 10, 2007.  This new building had many improvements. The library has a large children’s area, featuring computers, tables and chairs to scale, a cozy nook for reading and it has its own rock.  There are two study rooms located next to the dedicated Teen area, and many more tables and chairs for studying throughout the library. We also have many comfortable chairs for reading and lounging.  The library building and surrounding grounds have wireless access so that patrons can use their own laptops in the library and the collection is tagged with Radio Frequency Identification (RFID) circulation allowing self-checkout. 

The Woodcrest Library has the prestige of being the first County Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEEDS) certified building.  Some of the features of a Leeds Certified building include overhangs eliminating solar heat and glare in the library, a daylight diffusion control skylight, a storm water-permeable parking lot composed of decomposed granite, task specific lighting, low VOC (volatile organic compounds) emitting materials, water-conserving plumbing fixtures, day lighting at Children’s Reading Area and Forest Stewardship Council Certified Wood for tables, chairs and paneling.   Along with making the library a sustainable site these features provide the library with water efficiency and good environmental quality.  The surrounding grounds include shaded and light colored paving to reduce heat near the library and a water-wise garden.  


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