The Coronado Public Library is much more than just a building.  While we are unable to get together in person, we’ve been working on ways to bring our community together through virtual programs that help connect us during this time of isolation. You may be at home in Coronado, but you’re not alone!

Here are some of our featured programs:

For children:

We are streaming a regular Facebook Live Storytime with popular Coronado children’s librarian Katia Graham. Storytime will be streamed Monday through Friday from 10:30 to 11 a.m. via the Coronado Public Library’s Facebook Page. Graham “would like our kids to continue seeing the familiar face they are used to seeing each week.” In addition to the regular Preschool and Spanish Storytime, a newly designed Mindfulness Storytime and S.T.E.M. Storytime have been added to the schedule.

To help maintain math skills, we’ve come up with a Coronado Math Magicians challenge accessible on the Coronado Public Library’s Instagram.

For Kids, Tweens and Teens:

Tinker Time at Home. Our longtime Teen Librarian, Jacqueline Luna has been filming make-at-home demos for this series using items found around the house. Each segment includes step by step instructions on a variety of activities such as a tug-of-war dog toy, mini pinata, TP launchers, spinning CD tops, bottle cap maracas and more! Start saving toilet paper rolls, newspapers, tin cans, and wine corks to follow along. All crafts are suitable for the whole family, from kids to teens.

Coronado Steams into Reading provides the opportunity for tweens and teens in grades 4 through 12 to read, complete fun activities, and write book reviews sharing what they love or did not love about what they read. Participants can earn fun digital badges for each step completed. Each week, different STEAM based activities and challenges will be posted. Challenges will promote literacy, learning, and community. Sign up at coronado.beanstack.org. If you’ve signed up for a reading program in the past with us, you can use your previous login information. Questions? Problems logging in? Email Teen Librarian Jacqueline Luna at jluna@coronado.ca.us.

For Young Adults:

Things to Know (T2K)

Have you ever wondered how to fold a fitted sheet? How to properly tie a tie? How to address an envelope? This series will give teens and young adults a fast and approachable way to learn quick tasks that we all should know how to do! Lasting between 2-5 minutes, you’ll end each video with skills that will help you out in the real world.

For Adults:

An Exploration of Wuthering Heights taking place on our Facebook page. Just type your thoughts in the comment section. Connect with your neighbors by discussing this beloved classic, rich with symbolism concerning the physical landscape. What would Catherine Earnshaw say today? How do the West Yorkshire moors remind you of what is going on in Coronado? If you don’t have a physical copy at home, it is accessible to the public online for free here: http://www.gutenberg.org/ebooks/768.

Way Back Wednesday History Challenge: Each week we post a historical photo from our archives on Facebook. Community members can guess the occasion. You can search for clues using the library’s online digital newspaper collection of the Eagle & Journal. Answers will be posted each Friday.

Special Online Talk:

Dr. Laura MacKenzie, Ed., an educator for the past twenty years, discusses how we can take “Comfort in the Classics.”

Finally, please join our Instagram story by tagging yourself or a friend who is reading in “Quaranado!” Use hashtag #holedupreading #coronadopubliclibrary-and post a picture on Instagram.

To discover our programs, visit our website coronadolibrary.org regularly. Programs are also accessible through the Coronado TV web channel at http://tv.coronado.ca.us/, Spectrum Cable, Channel 19 and AT&T Cable, Channel 99. We invite the public to subscribe to our youtube channel at https://tinyurl.com/Connect-to-CPL. We will continue to add new ways to engage the community in the comfort of your home.

Stay well—we’ll see you online soon!

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