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The Friends of The Coronado Public Library Invite You to

Summer Book Sale

Saturday, August 19, 2023

10:00 a.m.- 3:00 p.m.

in front of the Coronado Public Library


Items for sale include a large  selection of  soft and hardcover books for children, teens and adults. Stop by & shop to refresh your summer reading books!!


All sale proceeds fund Library programs sponsored by the FOL.


Congratulations to the
023 High School Scholarship Recipients!


Left to right:  Bette Sherman; Marianne Dick (Wilf & Ruth Seaman
Scholarship); Natalia Avanni, Camelia Pzadok, and Stella Perez (Jim & Bette
Sherman COSA & Fine Arts Scholarships); Lillian Adams (Susan Stark
scholarship); and, Becky Seaman Geiss.   All scholarship awardees are
Coronado High School graduating seniors. 

An Evening with Bestselling Author Lisa See

Nautilus Room - Coronado Community Center

Thursday, June 8, 2023

7:00 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.

The Friends of the Coronado Public Library present author Lisa See in-person, in partnership with Warwicks Bookstore, as she discusses and signs her new book, Lady Tan’s Circle of Women.

This event is a fund-raiser for the Friends of the Coronado Public Library and a paid ticket is required to enter. Ticket options are: 

  • $10 entry only

  • $28 for admission for one person and one copy of Lady Tan's Circle of Women, to be picked up at check-in the evening of the event

  • $38 for admission for two people and one copy of Lady Tan's Circle of Women, to be picked up at check-in the evening of the event

  • All seating is unnumbered and first-come, first-served.

  • "With Book" ticketholders will receive a copy of Lisa See's book when they check in.

  • Additional books will be available for purchase at this event.

For tickets, visit:

Please call the Warwick's Book Department at (858) 454-0347 for more information.

Lisa See is the New York Times bestselling author of  The Island of Sea Women, The Tea Girl of Hummingbird Lane, Snow Flower and the Secret Fan, Peony in Love, Shanghai Girls, China Dolls and Dreams of Joy, which debuted at #1. She is also the author of On Gold Mountain, which tells the story of her Chinese American family’s settlement in Los Angeles. See was the recipient of the Golden Spike Award from the Chinese Historical Association of Southern California and the Historymaker’s Award from the Chinese American Museum. She was also named National Woman of the Year by the Organization of Chinese American Women.


Annual Membership Meeting

Many thanks to those who attend our FOL Annual Membership Meeting On Friday, April 14, 2023.  We had a wonderful program with the Friends of the Coronado Public Library recognizing six students from Silver Strand Elementary School as winners in a contest that celebrated reading. The students presented their book projects at the meeting. Pictured left to right are Elise Peterson, 2nd grade, Yuhan Zheng, 4th grade, Alexandria Robledo, 4th grade, Andrew Kennedy, 4th grade, Theodore Lopez, 2nd grade, and Jarek Young, 2nd grade.


2023 Membership Meeting

It truly takes a village. The Friends of the Coronado Public Library held its 51st Annual Book Fair last Saturday.  It was a huge success, only because of the hundreds of people who helped bring this popular community event to life.  


There are those readers who donate their gently used books to FOL, year after year after year and there are those FOL volunteers who sort, price and store the donations year after year after year.  As the event approached, the City of Coronado Police Department secured parking for the event, City Public Works ensured trash and recycling cans were provided and the City Recreation Department delivered much needed tables.  


On the day of the event, dozens and dozens of volunteers came out to be of help. BSA Troop 806 and its sister Troop 1806, sailors from the USS Lincoln, students from the Coronado High School National Honor Society, the dedicated Library staff and a force of committed Coronado residents spent a tiring, but rewarding, day volunteering their time for the benefit of our Library.  A shout out goes also to Starbucks, High Tide and Donut Beach Coronado for providing much needed sustenance to the volunteers throughout the day.

Old friends came and new friends were made.  And best of all, every penny of the money earned will go to support the many and varied programs presented to our community by our wonderful Library.  


Thanks and kudos to all,

Carl Luna, President. Friends of the Coronado Library


2023 Book Fair

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