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Posted: Friday, June 28, 2019 3:43 pm

One hundred and eleven different book titles have been nominated to be the 2020 Coronado Community Read, which will be celebrated next spring. This summer the library and the Cultural Arts Commissions’ literary arts team are diligently reading and reviewing them all with the goal of presenting the top twelve selections at a special meeting at the library on July 13th.

The meeting, which is only open to representatives of Coronado book clubs, will help the library further whittle down the nominations. The idea of the Coronado Community Read is to encourage residents to read the same book. “The program creates a shared community experience and dialogue,” said Library Director, Shaun Briley.

The library will work with the Cultural Arts Commission and other partners to put on related programs designed to capture the collective imagination. But before the title is picked, organizers are collecting feedback from readers. “If your book club wasn’t included last year,” said Principal Librarian Franklin Escobedo, “we would love you to participate this year.” Escobedo said book club information is kept confidential.

To take part in the July meeting, email fescobedo@coronado.ca.us. Last year, the five final suggested titles were put to a community vote with “The Practice House” chosen as the final selection.

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