Wednesday, January 30, 2013

Paranormal Romance

Well it's almost February, which means tis the season to celebrate love.  All sorts of love. Zombie love, vampire love, werewolf love, ghost love....and that's just the tip of the iceberg!  Paranormal love stories give a bit of a twist to your typical boy meets girl story.  Our newest display is all about those love stories with a supernatural twist!


If you're looking for a good paranormal romance, check out our title suggestions:

Wednesday, January 23, 2013

e-Books at the Library!

The Coronado Library has an ever-growing ebook collection that is a great option for anyone who uses an ereader! These books check out for 7, 14, or 21 days and you never get a late fee using them! We have a lot of popular titles and old favorites on there for you to check out!


The ebook collection is particularly helpful if you need a book for school. Using our Gutenberg Collection you can access hundreds of titles, mostly classics, that you can keep for as long as you want. The best part of the Gutenberg Collection is that there isn't a limit to how many people can have the books checked out at once, so even if your entire class is doing a report on Siddhartha, you can still check one out yourself! 


All you need to check out ebooks is your library card and an ereader. That could be an iPad, Nook, your smartphone, Kindle, or even a computer (there's a full list of supported devices at:  http://www.overdrive.com/resources/drc/)


Check out our ebook collection by going to: http://serra.lib.overdrive.com

Wednesday, January 16, 2013

A Great Site if You're Bored and Love to Read

I recently came across a really interesting website you should check out if you're bored.

The site is called figment.  At figment, people submit short stories for others to read and critique. Most of them only take a few minutes to read, and you can search for stories written about genres that you love. The site has featured authors that change constantly and it spotlights stories that have gotten good reviews from figment members.  One feature on the site that I really like is that it tells you how long typically takes to read a story. I thought that was really helpful, especially since they just give a word count for the story which makes it hard to know how long it actually is in a real sense.

One of the coolest features about figment is that anyone can submit their stories for other people to read and critique. They allow short stories about anything, but do have some guidelines (mainly no plagiarism and keeping it legal). It's a novel way to get feedback from complete strangers.

Figment is a great place to spend some time if you like to read!  Figment.com

Wednesday, January 9, 2013

Not Sure What To Read Next?

The teen library has a few new book lists out for you to check out! These lists are great places to start if you aren't sure what to read next!

So if you liked The Hunger Games, check out these:


If you like books that are more serious, try these:


We've got lots of other suggestions at the teen library, come check them out!