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.

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!

Escondido R.O.C.K.S. Logo Contest - Win $250! 

01/15/2013 Categories: contest free stuff new stuff things to know

Win $250Win $250 and showcase your graphic design skills by creating a logo to represent the Escondido R.O.C.K.s (Recreational Opportunities for City Kids) - a community-wide initiative to encourage youth ages 8 to 18 to participate in meaningful community activities.

  • Contest is open to all high school students
  • Entries must be emailed to by January 23, 2013 with your name, school, grade, and contact info
  • Submit your entry as a scalable vector graphic in EPS format or as a JPEG

Get more information.


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

Hobbit Freebies! 

Hobbit movie posterTo celebrate the release of the movie, The Hobbit, we have goodies to give away!

  • Posters
  • Bookmarks
  • Buttons
  • Activity books
  • Temporary tattoos

Stop by the media desk near the teen area anytime before Monday, December 31, 2012 to choose an item.

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

BINGO contest for Teen Read Week 2012! 

TRW 2012

Celebrate Teen Read Week 2012 with us by playing our Book BINGO game! Pick up your game card in the library at the Media desk (near the teen area) starting October 15, 2012.

  • Read any of the books and attend the events on the BINGO card. If you’ve already read a book, that counts too! X them off as you finish them
  • When you get 5 ACROSS, DOWN, or DIAGONAL (this can include the free Teen Read Week center square) bring this paper back to the Media Desk by Monday, November 12, 2012 to claim your prize!
  • If you have questions, contact Teen Librarian Joanna Axelrod  760-839-4283 or

 Win a fabulous prize when you turn in your completed BINGO card to the Media desk.

TRW books

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.

Last Day to Join the Club, TODAY July 30, 2012 

Are you part of The Club? If you haven't signed up for the Teen Summer Reading Club yet it's not too late! Just click here for all the info!


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