New Teen Books 

04/08/2014 Categories: new stuff things to know

A huge pile of new teen books were donated to the library by Patty Campbell, a Young Adult Literature Specialist who resides here in North County. Here are a few of the fresh and tasty titles!

Panic No One Else Can Have You Something Real

Panic

Panic began as so many things do in Carp, a dead-end town of twelve thousand people in the middle of nowhere: because it was summer, and there was nothing else to do. Heather never thought she would compete in Panic, a legendary game played by graduating seniors, where the stakes are high and the payoff is even higher. She'd never thought of herself as fearless, the kind of person who would fight to stand out. But when she finds something, and someone, to fight for, she will discover that she is braver than she ever thought. Dodge has never been afraid of Panic. His secret will fuel him, and get him all the way through the game; he's sure of it. But what he doesn't know is that he's not the only one with a secret. Everyone has something to play for. For Heather and Dodge, the game will bring new alliances, unexpected revelations, and the possibility of first love for each of them.

No One Else Can Have You

As sixteen-year-old Kippy of Friendship, Wisconsin, reads her best friend Ruth's diary, she is shocked at what she learns and spurred to solve Ruth's murder, certain that the boy who was arrested is innocent.

Something Real

Since the cancellation of her family's reality television show, seventeen-year-old Bonnie Baker, one of twelve siblings, has tried to live a normal life with real friends and a possible boyfriend, until her mother and the show's producers decide to bring "Baker's Dozen" back on the air.

New Teen Books 

March 29, 2014
03/29/2014 Categories: new stuff things to know

New Books, new books, how I love new books! Here are two of our recent books purchased for the teen collection.

    

Tin Star

On their way to start a new life, Tula and her family travel on the Prairie Rose, a colony ship headed to a planet in the outer reaches of the galaxy. All is going well until the ship makes a stop at a remote space station, the Yertina Feray, and the colonist's leader, Brother Blue, beats Tula within an inch of her life. An alien, Heckleck, saves her and teaches her the ways of life on the space station.

When three humans crash land onto the station, Tula's desire for escape becomes irresistible, and her desire for companionship becomes unavoidable. But just as Tula begins to concoct a plan to get off the space station and kill Brother Blue, everything goes awry, and suddenly romance is the farthest thing from her mind. 

Faking Normal

Alexi Littrell hasn't told anyone what happened to her over the summer by her backyard pool. Instead, she hides in her closet, counts the slats in the air vent, and compulsively scratches the back of her neck, trying to make the outside hurt more than the inside does.

When Bodee Lennox—"the Kool-Aid Kid"—moves in with the Littrells after a family tragedy, Alexi discovers an unlikely friend in this quiet, awkward boy who has secrets of his own. As their friendship grows, Alexi gives him the strength to deal with his past, and Bodee helps her summon the courage to find her voice and speak up.

Exciting news! Instagram & Tumbler @ EPL 

Do you love Instagram? Tumbler? Well I have great news, so hold onto your smartphones and tablets!

The Escondido Public Library is now on both Instagram and Tumbler and you can follow us right now! Here on the teen homepage just click on the icon for either site and bing-bang-bong....there we are in all our social media glory. Here is some cool stuff from our pages:

 

 

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August 10, 2013 Deadline to Pick up SRC Prizes 

PrizesThe Summer Reading Club has officially ended, but you still have until Saturday, August 10, 2013 at 5 PM to pick up your 10 hour (free book) and 15 hour (free food and museum pack) prizes.

 

You have automatically been entered into the grand prize raffle if you logged 15 hours (1 entry) or 20 hours (5 entries) so there is nothing more that you need to do.

 

Grand Prize winners will be announced here on the website this week and will be personally notified.

Share your vision of our future library! 

07/09/2013 Categories: opinions wanted things to know
  • Do you have ideas about how to improve the library?
  • Do you want a sneak peak of what the new library expansion could look like?
  • Do you want your voice to be heard?

If you answered "YES!" to any of these questions, then bring your friends and family to one of the following Community Meetings.

Tuesday, July 23, 2013
6:00 - 8:00 PM
Escondido Public Library
Turrentine Room (upstairs)

Wednesday, July 24, 2013
6:00 - 8:00 PM
Escondido Police & Fire Headquarters
Community Room
1163 N. Centre City Parkway

Free Crafternoon Wednesday 7/10/13 

Let your creative juices flow and celebrate how "Reading is SOOOO Delicious" by designing your own apron! Supplies are provided while they last. Teens only please!

Wednesday, July 10, 2013
4 PM - 5 PM
Turrentine Room (upstairs)

Decorating aprons

Are You Part of the Club? 

Reading is so delicious  

Teen Summer Reading Club is in full swing. More than 230 teens have already joined, and it's not too late for you to join too! But don't procrastinate. The last day to sign-up is  Don't miss out on our fantastic free events coming up in July.

  • July 10
    Crafternoon - Decorate an Apron
  • July 24
    Eat pie and enjoy a free showing of the movie Life of Pi (rated PG)
  • July 31
    Games & Grub - challenge your friends to food-themed board, Wii, and Minute to Win It games

If you log 25 hours of reading and attending library events by July 28, you'll earn an invite to our exclusive after-hours lock-in party. Come dressed as your favorite character from Alice in Wonderland for the Mad Hatter's Tea Party, compete in fun contests, and earn prizes!

Do You Have a Secret to Share? 

05/01/2013 Categories: cool stuff things to know

"Secrets can take many forms -- they can be shocking, or silly, or soulful." Frank Warren, the founder of PostSecret.com, shares some of the half-million secrets that strangers have mailed him on postcards.

Your Opinion Matters! 

04/15/2013 Categories: new stuff opinions wanted things to know

Under contruction

 

The library is planning to expand - big time - and we need your opinions on what our new building should look like, how much space should be given to teens, and what's most important to you. This is your chance to have your voices heard by the people who can do something about it!

  • Saturday, April 27 At the Escondido Public Library’s booth at the Día de los Niños festival in Grape Day Park, 321 North Broadway in Escondido, from 11:00 A.M to 4:00 P.M.     
  • Tuesday, April 30 At a public meeting at the Escondido Public Library (Turrentine Room), 239 South Kalmia Street in downtown Escondido, from 6:00 to 8:00 P.M.      
  • Wednesday, May 1 At a public meeting at Oak Hill School (Multipurpose Room), 1820 Oak Hill Drive in Escondido, from 6:00 to 8:00 P.M. This meeting’s agenda will be the same as the April 30 public meeting. Community members are welcome to attend both meetings.

Spread the word (especially with your parents, teachers, neighbors, and friends)!

Learn more here.

Summer Reading Club Volunteer Apps Available! 

Teen Volunteers

Do you want to volunteer to help us run the Summer Reading Clubs this year? If you'll be 14 - 18 by June 17, 2013 then head over to our Summer Reading Club Volunteer page to download the application and get answers to all your questions!

 

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