We are always looking for ways to improve your Library experience. On June 19, 2014, we switched to a brand new check-out system and online catalog called Encore.

In order to help you get acquainted with our new system, we are offering you some guidance:

Escondido Public Library’s 2014 Summer Reading Club

Escondido Public Library’s 2014 Summer Reading Club

Take time out of your hectic summer schedule and “Paws to Read.” We have something for everyone: adults, teens, children and babies!

One Book, One San Diego

2014 One Book, One San Diego

This year's One Book, One San Diego title has been selected. Join readers all over the county as we read "Monstress" by Lysley Tenorio!

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Lives Change @ Your Library

Lives Change @ Your Library

Check out our Facebook page to read stories of how the Escondido Public Library has changed lives throughout the community.

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When: Wednesday, July 23, 2014 - 3:30 PM - 4:30 PM
Where: Children's Room

Children read aloud to Murphy, Hank, Bosley or Samantha, certified pet therapy dogs, for fun or to help improve their reading skills. Pre-Registration is required, call 760 839-5456 to register. Ages 5-12 years.
When: Wednesday, July 23, 2014 - 4:00 PM - 5:30 PM
Where: Turrentine Room

Drop in to challenge your friends at video, board, and Minute to Win It games and enjoy snacks.
When: Thursday, July 24, 2014 - 2:00 PM - 2:45 PM
Where: Turrentine Room

Fun and interactive program to guess which animals we're about to see by looking at their footprints! Learn why animals have different types of feet and what their feet help them to do in nature.
When: Saturday, July 26, 2014 - 3:30 PM - 4:45 PM
Where: Turrentine Room

Selected title: Un boda en Haiti / A Wedding in Haiti by Julia Alvarez. Monthly bilingual book discussion facilitated by Miriam Ruvinskis.
When: Monday, July 28, 2014 - 11:00 AM - 11:30 AM
Where: Turrentine Room

Join Mrs. Cox as she tells stories and leads activities to help preschoolers prepare for kindergarten. Ages 4-5 years.

When: Monday, July 28, 2014 - 3:30 PM - 5:00 PM
Where: Children's Room

A hands-on learning experience with the goal of having fun, gaining knowledge, and enjoying true sportsmanship. Ages 6-12 years.
When: Tuesday, July 29, 2014 - 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Where: Turrentine Room

Make your own magic monster pet.
When: Wednesday, July 30, 2014 - 10:30 AM - 11:15 AM
Where: Turrentine Room

Infant and toddler summer reading club designed to develop a love of books and reading. Parents and caregivers may bring their little ones to storytimes over the summer and complete other early childhood development activities to earn a free baby book.
When: Wednesday, July 30, 2014 - 4:00 PM - 5:30 PM
Where: Turrentine Room

Create & decorate a Book Hedgehog and a DIY Serving plate (with a twist). Supplies are limited.
When: Thursday, July 31, 2014 - 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Where: Turrentine Room

Enjoy silly kid's rock music that will bring out the giggles in everyone!

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Phone Notifications & Renewals

Phone notifications and renewals are back in business! 

To renew items & hear account details by phone,
call the Library's
Phone Renewal Line


Receive email notifications by updating your online account with your email address. To add your email address over the phone, call Customer Service during business hours 760-839-4684.


Locations & Hours

Main Library

239 S. Kalmia St.

Main Library

Mon, Tues: 10-8
Wed, Thurs, Fri: 10-6
Sat: 10-5

Technology Center

2245 E. Valley Parkway

Mon - Thurs: 12-6

See all locations and get driving directions.

Escondido Recreation
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