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Children's Library
Find great books to read and fun stuff to do in the Children’s area of the Coronado Public Library.

Discover a wide variety of books and other materials suitable for children of all ages. Picture books, early readers, juvenile fiction and nonfiction are available. The Library also has movies, both fiction and non-fiction, audio-books on CD, magazines, and music CDs. Children and caretakers are invited to learn and experience together with board games, puppets and puzzles available for use in the Library. 
The entry to the Children's Library is marked with a unique Wizard of Oz glass panel portal. The Children's Library also features a large diorama case with changing exhibits, a working model railroad, and a doll house. The Ruby Room hosts story hours, science programs, art projects, and other children's activities to stimulate lifelong learning.

Children's Programs

Story Hours are held on Tuesdays and Fridays in the Ruby Room
Toddler Time: 10:10 am for infants up to 3 years old

A 20 minute session for our youngest library users. Caregivers and toddlers sing, play, and read stories geared for the very young.

Pre-Schooler Storytime: 10:45 am for children 3 to 6 years old

A 30 minute session of songs, finger plays, puppets and a variety of stories chosen for older pre-schoolers.

Spanish Song & Story Time:  Wednesday mornings at 11:00 am for all ages

A 20 to 30 minute session of songs and stories chosen for both the Spanish speaker and Spanish learner.

A variety of children's programs are offered monthly. 
Check the Library calendar for dates and activities. 

Junior Volunteers 
The Junior Volunteers meet each Thursday at 3:15 p.m. during the school year. The members help with children's programs and work on two plays a year to perform for younger kids. In the summer, the Junior Volunteers run the Summer Reading booth and help with Summer Reading programs. Junior Volunteers must have finished the 5th grade to join. Applications to join the Junior Volunteers are available at the three reference desks throughout the Library.
Summer Reading Program
The Summer Reading Program is for all children -- babies through 5th graders. (Students who have completed the 5th grade may join the Teen Reading Program). Children are challenged to listen to stories or read themselves all summer, and come to the Library to receive incentives to acknowledge their reading accomplishments. 
Contact Information
If you have any questions regarding these services, please contact us at 619-522-7390.

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