2014 Teen Summer Reading Club 

08/14/2014 Categories: book club cool stuff summer reading club

Thank you to all of those who participated in this year's Teen Summer Reading Club. Over 200 teens registered this year and read a total of 3500 hours. Fun was had by the teens who attended our events, especially Burritos & Books and Games & Grub. For those teens that read 25 or more hours, they were further entertained by attending our Teen Lock-In.

The theme for this year's Lock-In was "Welcome to the Jungle" and so the Turrentine Room was transformed into a dense jungle, teens enjoyed chomping on jungle-themed food, "hunted" exotic animals in the children's room and crafted their own jewelry. We are sad to see the summer end, but are excited about what lies ahead for the 2015 Summer Reading Club.

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.

Rot & Ruin Book Club Wednesday, July 25 EARN GRAND PRIZE RAFFLE ENTRIES! 

07/23/2012 Categories: author visit book club summer reading club

Have you been reading your copy of Rot & Ruin? We'll be discussing the book, creating zombie cards, and brainstorming questions to ask author Jonathan Maberry when we Skype with him at the Creatures of the Night After-Hours Party.

 Rot & Ruin












To earn an additional entry into the Summer Reading Club's Grand Prize raffle, comment on this post and answer this question:

If there were a zombie apocalypse, what is the most important thing you would want to have with you to survive and why? 

Rot & Ruin Now Available! 

Come and get 'em! Free copies of Rot & Ruin are now available for pick-up at the Media desk for those of you who are planning to come to the book club event.

In BeT(w)een Book Club
Wednesday, July 25
4 - 5 PM

We will have snacks, do an activity, talk about this crazy zombie book, and brainstorm questions to ASK THE AUTHOR when we MEET HIM LIVE at the Creatures of the Night Lock-In!! Don't miss this!


Rot and Ruin cover

Celebrate Banned Books Week! 

09/26/2011 Categories: book club

Censorship Causes Blindness Read September 26 - October 1, 2011 is Banned Books Week

Why should you care?

Have you read the Harry Potter books? How about Crank by Ellen Hopkins,The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins, or Twilight by Stephenie Meyer?

These are just a few books that are on the "frequently challenged" list for having content that some people think is inappropriate for teens to read. If it wasn't for librarians, teachers, parents, and teens speaking out and fighting this attempted censorship you may not be allowed to read these books.  Can you even imagine that?!? 

So celebrate your First Amendment rights & read a banned book - not just this week but as often as possible.

Joins us this Wednesday, September 28, at 4 PM for the In BeT(w)een Book Club.  We'll be discussing The Chocolate War by Robert Cormier, a frequently challenged book, & sampling chocolate!