Halloween stuff: Crafternoon & Spooky Reads 

10/07/2013 Categories: Craft Halloween

LED Eyeball

 Join us Wednesday, October 9 at 4pm in the Teen Area for a fun Halloween Crafternoon activity. We will be making eyeball (eek!) LED lights! And while you're at it, here are a few book recommendations to get you into the spooky spirit!

Anna Dressed in Blood





Anna Dressed in Blood by Kendare Blake

 For three years, seventeen-year-old Cas Lowood has carried on his father's work of dispatching the murderous dead, traveling with his kitchen-witch mother and their spirit-sniffing cat, but everything changes when he meets Anna, a girl unlike any ghost he has faced before. --catalog description


End Games





End Games by T. Michael Martin

In the rural mountains of West Virginia, seventeen-year-old Michael Faris tries to protect his fragile younger brother from the horrors of the zombie apocalypse.--catalog description










Midwinterblood by Marcus Sedgwick

In 2073 on the remote and secretive island of Blessed, where rumor has it that no one ages and no chldren are born, a ritual sacrifice takes place... --catalog description






This is not a test





This is Not a Test by Courtney Summers

Barricated in Cortege High with five other teens while zombies try to get in, Sloane Price observes her fellow captives become more unpredictable and violent as time passes. --catalog description










Bonechiller by Graham McNamee

Four high school students face off against a soul-stealing beast that has been making young people disappear in their small Ontario,Canada town for centuries --catalog description

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!

Make Free Stuff @ Teen Crafternoon 

01/14/2013 Categories: Craft free stuff new stuff things to know
  • Bored and looking for something fun to do?
  • Want to learn some new craft techniques?
  • Need a gift for a friend or family member and just a little short on cash?

Then come check out Teen Crafternoon the 2nd Wednesday of every month in the teen area from 4 - 5 PM. There's no need to sign up, just show up ready to have fun! Here are the projects we'll be making...

  • February - Friendship Bracelets
  • March - Teen Tech Week computer parts craft
  • April - Recycled, reusable shopping bag
  • May - Scented Closet Bags (great for Mother's Day gifts)
  • June - Duct Tape Wallets (perfect for Father's Day presents)

Friendship braceletsKeyboard pushpinsrecycled bagDryer Sheet SachetDuct tape wallet

The End is Almost Here...Twilight Breaking Dawn Part 2 FREEBIES 

Breaking Dawn posterWhether you're sad that the Twilight series movies are about to be over or happy to no longer have to hear about Team Edward vs. Team Jacob, you probably have a strong feeling one way or another about Twilight. We have FREEBIES to give away to celebrate the final movie, Breaking Dawn Part 2, premiering Friday, November 16, 2012.

Come make a Thanksgiving craft and pick up a Twilight poster, pen, bracelet, temporary tattoo, or keychain while they last at

Teen Crafternoon
Wednesday, November 14, 2012 
4-5 PM
Teen Area

If you have questions contact Teen Librarian, Joanna Axelrod, at 760-839-4283 or jaxelrod@escondido.org

Back-to-School Must-Haves 

Is your library on the top of your back-to-school supplies list?!? School is right around the corner and you're probably shopping for a backpack, pens, and notebooks, but as you make your list and check it twice, don't forget to add ESCONDIDO PUBLIC LIBRARY to the top!

Your library has so many things that will help you be successful this school year.

supply list



 We also have un-timed computers for homework use with printing capabilities.

School doesn't have to be all work and no play! 

Don't forget to feed your brain with pleasure reading. We have over 11,000 teen books, magazines, graphic novels, manga, and video games not to mention the rest of the library which is filled with other books, magazines, and movies for your entertainment pleasure!

When you need a break from the daily grind of school, come check out our monthy events.

Free Craft TODAY, June 11, 2012 

Keep those "Creatures of the Night" away from your bed with this adorable night light! Stop by and make one while supplies last.

TODAY, June 11, 2012
4 - 5 PM
Turrentine Room