The Coronado Public Library is accepting suggestions for the 2021 Community Read Program through Nov. 5. If you have a book you’d like to recommend for the next Coronado Community Read, visit to submit a title.

The intent of the program is to encourage a shared community experience of reading and discussing the same book. The program also invites the community to participate in related public events, discussions of the ideas raised in the featured books, and examination of how these ideas connect with our daily lives and local communities. Community partners include the Friends of the Coronado Public Library, the Coronado Cultural Arts Commission, the Coronado Historical Association, Coronado Unified School District and Bay Books.

Prior selections, starting with Coronado’s first Community Read, Rebecca Skloot’s “The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks,” included: “Stamped from the Beginning” by Ibram X. Kendi, “The Library Book” by Susan Orlean, local author Laura McNeal’s “The Practice House,” Ernest Cline’s “Ready Player One.”

Nominated titles should have broad appeal, compelling elements and promote the exchange of ideas. The criteria applied to selections can be found on the Community Read website. 

The Coronado Community Read committee hopes to receive a variety of nominations and will review the titles, apply the criteria and ask Coronado Book Clubs and community members to help select a finalist. The Community Read program and events will take place from March 1-April 2, 2022.

For those who would prefer to submit nominations in person, nomination boxes will be stationed at the Library and at locations around town. Check the Community Read website for locations.

The Community Read, like all of the Library’s programs, is possible through financial support from the Friends of the Coronado Public Library.

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