Showing posts from 2014

Have a Safe and Wonderful Thanksgiving Break!


Banned Books Week!

Did you know this week is Banned Books Week? Books are contested for a variety of reasons, like inappropriateness or violence, but the questions of whether there should be broad scale regulation of what you can read is a big one. Celebrate your right to read this week! And check out this funny list of 19 books we know and love if they were made more "inoffensive". Banned Books if they were G Rated

Movie Today!

Come enjoy some air conditioning and watch Captain America 2  with us today at 2:30 pm in the Winn Room!

Special Beat the Heat Movie Today!

Come watch Rio 2 with us and beat the heat! This special movie showing will be tomorrow at 1pm in the Winn Room. All Ages are welcome. Feel free to bring your lunch or some snacks. It's a great way to cool off!

Mockingjay trailer released!

In case you haven't seen it, the trailer for Mockingjay Part 1 has been released! I think it looks like it's going to be a great movie!

The Truth About Alice

by Jennifer Mathieu a 1 Minute Book Talk

Welcome Back to School!!

Welcome back everyone! As you might have noticed we've made a few changes in the teen area. We have new carpets and a few new lamps to spruce things up! I hope you enjoy them. The teen area also has a few tray tables you can use to do homework on, feel free to take them anywhere in the teen library! Teen events will resume next week starting Tuesday with Teen Book Club, and continuing Wednesday with Games & Grub! There are lots of exciting and fun events happening this fall, so make sure to check them out!


by Katherine Howe a 1 Minute Book Talk


by Amanda Maciel a 1 Minute Book Talk

After the End

by Amy Plum a 1 Minute Book Talk

We Were Liars

by E. Lockhart a 1 Minute Book Talk

Nearly Gone

by Elle Cosimano a 1 Minute Book Talk

A Breath of Eyre

by Eve Marie Mont a 1 Minute Book Talk

You still have time to enter!

Love Oz? Love Coronado? Take a picture that shows Oz in Coronado and submit it to the library as a part of this contest! You have until Friday, July 25th to submit a picture. Entry forms are available at the library.

Movie Today!

Come beat the heat and watch a movie with us! We'll be watching Dr. Dolittle today at 2pm in the Winn Room. Come have some snacks and relax!

Want to go Private?

by Sarah Darer LIttman a 1 Minute Book Talk

Every Day

by David Levithan a 1 Minute Book talk

Torn Away

by Jennifer Brown a 1 Minute Book Talk

Photo Contest!

Love Oz? Love Coronado? Take a picture that shows Oz in Coronado and submit it to the library as a part of this contest! You have until July 25th to submit a picture. Entry forms are available at the library.

Expiration Day

by William Campbell Powell a 1 Minute Book talk

Don't forget to sign up!

Teen Summer Reading runs until July 29th! Sign up to get great prizes today!

Cupcake Decorating Contest Today!

 Summer Reading Program Teen Event: Animal Cupcake Decorating Contest!  We provide the supplies, you create an animal inspired cupcake!   There will be prizes for the Best Mythical, Best Zoo Animal, Best Animal You’d Find at Home, Most Creative, and Judges Choice! And you'll get to eat your creation after judging! This event is for those entering 6 th -12 th grade in the fall


by Chris Wooding a 1 Minute Book Talk

Teen Summer Reading Program Kick Off Party!!!

Come join us as we kick off our summer reading program! We'll have ice cream, board games, and the Wii and xBox ready to play!  There will also be great door prizes to win! This event is for all teens in 6th through 12th grade. We'll meet in the Winn Room! Don't forget to sign up for the Teen Summer Reading Program! It's a fun way to get great prizes just for reading!

Before I Fall

by Lauren Oliver a 1 Minute Book Talk

Teen Summer Reading Program Begins Today!

The Teen Summer Reading Program has officially begun! You can come in anytime the library is open to sign up or report on the books you read. For a chance to win prizes you just need to come into the library with the book, or books, you read and fill out a short review about them. For the first 3, 6, and 9 books you read you automatically get a prize AND a chance to enter out grand prize drawing.  The Grand Prizes are a bike, generously donated by  Hollands , and a Google Nexus Tablet! You also get a ticket to enter our weekly raffle for every book you read. Weekly raffle prizes range from movie tickets to gift certificates to local restaurants and shops! We will have events every Wednesday at 2pm. We’ll start with a kick off party with cupcake decorating and games. The rest of the summer will include crafts, movies and events like a cupcake decorating contest so make sure to check the dates! The summer reading program runs from June 9 th  thru July 30 th , so

Summer Opportunities at the Library!

Congrats to all graduates and everyone who made it through the school year! Don't forget that the Teen Summer Reading Program begins on June 9th! Sign up at the adult reference desk from June 9-July 29th. We have great prizes for reading 3, 6, or 9 books. Our Grand Prizes this year are a bike and a Galaxy tablet! Make sure you are reading and reporting your books for a chance to win some great prizes! With summer coming, you might be looking for a fun way to occupy some of your time. Look no further than our Junior Volunteers Program!  To be a Junior Volunteer you need to be entering grades 6-12 in the fall.  All you have to do is come to the children's reference desk and fill out an application!   We have lots of great opportunities for you to volunteer, from working in the summer reading booth helping kids report on the books they read, to helping with all the events!  Some of the most popular events include the Fourth of July T-Shirt Decorating Day, Harry Pot

The Rule of Thre3

by Eric Walters


by Donna Jo Napoli a 1 Minute Book Talk

Teen Tech Team!

Need Volunteer Hours? Join the Teen Tech Team ! As a volunteer with the Teen Tech Team you will be helping people set up or use their smart mobile devices, including but not limited to iPhones, iPads, iPods, Kindles, Galaxys, etc. This volunteer opportunity is limited to Juniors and  Seniors. We ask that you are proficient in using at least some of these mobile devices and are able to instruct people in the basics and more of using them. You must commit to at least  two 2 hour sessions.   For more information or to sign up, please contact  Jacqueline Luna, Teen Librarian at or 619-522-2479.  Applications can be picked up at the adult or teen   reference desks.

When Audrey Met Alice

by Rebecca Behrens a 1 Minute Book Talk

Picture Perfect

by Elaine Marie Alphin a 1 Minute Book Talk

For Older Teens Looking for a Gym

Why not check out our community center?! Check out the free day pass offered by the Recreation Department for first time users! You need to be 15 or older and your parent will have to go with you the first time you go, but it's a great facility you should check out if you're old enough!

No Place

by Todd Strasser a 1 Minute Book Talk

Star Wars Day!

Find some awesome deals for Star Wars Day (May 4th- Today!) at:

Free Comic Book Day!

The first Saturday in May is Free Comic Book Day!  Stop by a participating store to get free comics!  Here's a list of stores near Coronado that are participating this year:  ON COMIC GROUND 1629 University Ave San Diego, CA, 92103 (619) 683-7879 VILLAINOUS LAIR COMICS AND GAMING 3220 Adams Avenue San Deigo, CA, 92116 RISING SUN CREATIONS 1620 Camino De La Reina Suite D Located At The Mission Valley Trolley Station San Diego, CA, 92108 SAN DIEGO COMICS COLLECTIBLE 6937 El Cajon Blvd. San Diego, CA, 92115 CRAZY FREDS COMICBOOK LOUNGE 5575 Baltimore Drive  Suite 107 La Mesa, CA, 91942 COMICKAZE COMICS BOOKS & MORE... 5517 Clairemont Mesa Blvd  Suite Ab San Diego, CA, 92117 For more information about Free Comic Book Day check out the website at

Oz CON Poster Contest Announced

Want a chance to use your artistic abilities to win $100? One lucky student will! Students are being asked to create a poster for this summer's Oz Con using the  Wizard of Oz  as inspiration and our lovely and historic downtown. Oz Con is a fun filled series of events taking place from August 1-10th of this year. It's going to be a great time for all and posters will be displayed in local businesses downtown. The contest is open to students in grades 9-12. All entries must be received by June 2, so get drawing! For full contest rules and more information, check out:

The Winner's Curse

by Marie Rutkoski a 1 Minute Book Talk

Scholarship Opportunity!

The Gensler Group in Coronado is offering Coronado High Seniors a chance at a $500 scholarship! In order to be considered, students should submit a 300-500 word essay and an application form by May 15th. The essay prompt is: "Is money the measure of success?" For application forms and more information to go:  Gensler Group Scholarship

Landry Park

by Bethany Hagen a 1 Minute Book Talk

COSA Visual Arts Exhibit

Stop by this week to check out COSA's Visual Arts Student exhibit! Sure to impress and delight, these works by students in grades 9-12 are definitely impressive. Stop by at the times listed above. For more information check out:

The Impossible Knife of Memory

by Laurie Halse Anderson a 1 Minute Book Talk

You Still Have Time to Submit Your 4th of July T-Shirt Design!

The Library is holding a contest to design our annual 4th of July t-shirt!!!  Your design needs to be 8"x10", and must be all in one color. The design needs to have plenty of places for the kids to embellish with fabric pens, t-shirt paint and glitter.  You need to include the words  "Coronado Library" "4th of July" and "2014" in your shirt design.   Designs and the design contest coupon must be submitted to the library by April 30, 2014 .  Coupons with the rules and more information are available at the library!  


by Aimee Carter a 1 Minute Book Talk

Something Real

by Heather Demetrios a 1 Minute Book Talk

Love Books?

Check out this funny article about Book Addiction at Buzzfeed:  14 Stages of Book Addiction I know I've definitely been there many times with great books! (like Hunger Games, or Divergent, or Legend, or Fault in Our Stars)

Six Months Later

by Natalie Richards a 1 Minute Book Talk


by Lucy Christopher a 1 Minute Book Talk

True Blue

by Deborah Ellis a 1 Minute Book Talk

Looking for a Chance to Volunteer?

Sometimes it can be hard to find volunteer opportunities if you are under 18. Volunteer Match is one website that tries to match volunteers with volunteer opportunities! When you search you just want to make sure to select Advanced Search and then click the box for "good for teens." You can narrow your search area and select what areas you are interested in volunteering for, like animals or the environment. It's smart to double check the postings to make sure you can volunteer if you are under 18 and to contact the host to make sure. Check out:


by Jennifer Donnelly a 1 Minute Book Talk

Love John Green?

Check out this great compilation of John Green Quotes:  here ! Photo from the linked Buzzfeed Article.

App Creation Contest

Have a great idea for an app? Why not enter the House App Contest! " This year marks the first annual Congressional Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) Academic Competition, the “House App Contest.”  This new competition is designed to engage student’s creativity and encourage their participation in STEM education fields.  Established by Members of the U.S. House of Representatives in 2013, this competition is a nationwide event that allows high school students from across the country to compete by creating and exhibiting their software application, or “app,” for mobile, tablet, or computer devices on a platform of their choice.  Throughout the completion period, participating students will be provided opportunities to engage with various STEM educational partners located within the community to mentor and assist them with their app development."  This competition is open to high schoolers whose House representative has opted into the program. If you live in

Eleanor & Park

by Rainbow Rowell a 1 Minute Book Talk

Feeling Artsy?

The Library is holding a contest to design our annual 4th of July t-shirt!!!  Your design needs to be 8"x10", and must be all in one color. The design needs to have plenty of places for the kids to embellish with fabric pens, t-shirt paint and glitter.  You need to include the words  "Coronado Library" "4th of July" and "2014" in your shirt design.   Designs and the design contest coupon must be submitted to the library by April 30, 2014.  Coupons with the rules and more information are available at the library!  

The Girl of Fire and Thorns

by Rae Carson a 1 Minute Book Talk

Love Google Doodles?

Google is having a competition open to students in K-12th grade to create your own Google Doodle! The theme this year is " If I Could Invent One Thing to Make the World a Better Place…". Use your imagination to create something that might end up being featured on the Google home page! Prizes include scholarship money and more! Entries are grouped by grade into 5 categories: K-3, 4-6, 6-7, 8-9, &10-12.  For more information check out the  Doodle 4 Google  web page!  Rules and entry regulations can be found  here .  The deadline to submit an entry is March 20th!

These Broken Stars

by Aime Kaufman & Meagan Spooner a 1 Minute Book Talk

Art Poster Contest

In honor of the USS Coronado coming to San Diego in April, the Coronado Cultural Arts Commission is holding a contest open to all Coronado school children. Participants must make a poster which reflects pride in our city. See the rules below! You have until Thursday, February 20th to submit your poster Contest Rules  and  More Information

Do you use Facebook?

Here's an interesting article that explains a way to tell if your account has been hacked. It's always smart to have passwords that aren't easy to guess, and change them if you are hacked. This also goes for emails or any other accounts you might have online. How To Tell if Your Facebook Has Been Hacked by Slate

Counting by 7's

by Holly Goldberg Sloan a 1 Minute Book Talk

Ketchup Clouds

by Annabel Pitcher a 1 Minute Book Talk

Teen Advisory Board

Looking for a new Volunteer opportunity?  Want to add your voice to the library?  Join the Teen Advisory Board! What does the Teen Advisory Board (TAB) do? TAB members work with the teen  Librarian by proposing ideas to benefit the teen  library. This includes program suggestion and  advising on what materials should be added to the library.  Come help our library continue to be a  place that teens like you want to be! It’s a great  opportunity to earn some community service hours, and there’s free pizza! TAB meets the last Tuesday of every month  at 3:30pm in the Winn Room.  Our next meeting is Tuesday, January 25th!

Dare Me

by Eric Devine a 1 Minute Book Talk

Hostage Three

by Nick Lake a 1 minute book talk

Back at it in January!

Welcome back from winter break! As school resumes we also resume our regular Wednesday programming here at the library! Remember, every Wednesday at 2:30 there is a teen event at the library! From movies, to games, to crafts and fun events there is always something great going on. Make sure to check out our calendar to see what's going on each month! Today we have our monthly Games & Grub! Stop by for video games, board games, ping pong and more!