Snakes, Lizards, and More! 

EcoViVarium today at 2pm


Reptile Show presented by EcoVivarium, Creep, Crawl, Slither, and Hop!

When: Thursday, June 26, 2014 - 2:00 PM - 2:45 PM

Where: Turrentine Room

Program that covers ecology, environmental impacts, threatened and endangered species, and pet responsibility. A variety of live animals are presented. Come share in the fun and fascination that is all about these wonderful creatures! Bring your Camera!

Library Closure 

Wednesday, June 18, 2014


The library will be closed to the public on Wednesday, June 18th for a software and online catalog upgrade.

We will reopen on Thursday, June 19th at 10 am.


Thank you in advance.


Youth Staff

R.E.A.D Book Club Friday, May 30th @3:30-4:30 pm 

For Ages 9-12
05/29/2014 Categories: 2014 Ages 9-12 Book Club R.E.A.D Reading

Reminder if you have already read or are planning on reading the latest book in the R.E.A.D bookclub, is this Friday.

We will be discussing the One And Only Ivan by Katherine Applegate.


When Ivan, a gorilla who has lived for years in a down-and-out circus-themed mall, meets Ruby, a baby elephant that has been added to the mall, he decides that he must find her a better life.

Call the children's desk at 760-839-5456 to reserve your spot or to place a hold on a copy to check out on your next visit.

This is the final book for this series of book club discussions scheduled. Stay tuned for a complete list in the fall.


Youth Services



Dia de los Ninos, Dia de los libros, Day of the Children, Day of the Books 

Celebrate on Tuesday, April 22, 2014
04/21/2014 Categories: Dia de los Ninos

Every year the library celebrates the Day of the Children, Day of Books with a wonderful celebration filled with stories, music and crafts.


Families are encouraged to come celebrate this book festival on Tuesday, April 22, here in the library's Turrentine Room  from 3:30-4:30 pm. This program is geared for kids ages 5-12 years.

Make this a memoriable family event at the library and help turn kids into lovers of books and reading.


Youth Staff



National Library Week! Let's Celebrate!! 

April 13-19, 2014

Come Celebrate National Library Week with us April 13- April 19, 2014.

This year's theme is Lives Change @ your Library!

Lives Change


If you have a story you would like to share, please stop at the children's desk and let us know. We would like to feature your story this week with other library fans.

Thought Bubble

It could be  about when you got your first library card, or how attending one of our many children's programs has effected your family as well as  helped instill the joy of books and reading with your child.

Tell us how exciting it is to find your favorite book on the shelf just waiting to be checked out by you!!

We are  always happy to help you discover how the library can change your life, one book, one program, one day at a time!


Happy National Library Week from your Youth Services Staff!




New Picture Books! 

Ready for Checkout!!

Here are some great new titles waiting to be checked-out and read tonight!


Chick and Pug

Chick 'n' Pug Meet the Dude by Jennifer Sattler - Juvenile Picture Book Sattler

This fun picture book shares the story of Chick and Pug and their adventures with a new friend. Kids who have a pet dog  (or any pet for that matter) will see the fun as Chick tries to save the day.



Chupi: El Binky Que Regreso' A Su Hogar For Thalia illustrated by Ana Martinez Larranaga- Spanish Juvenile Picture Book Thalia

This is an adorable book about baby's binky (pacifier) and the love a child has for their binky, while playing in the park, going shopping, even at bathtime. However, binky comes from Binkyland and must return to his loving parents who miss him so.. Will Binky return to Binkyland and be reunited with his family or will he stay as your child's best friend forever? Parents who are wanting to ease their child away from their binky (pacifier) will enjoy reading this with their child.This book is in Spanish, but the illustrations are adorable enough to get the interpretation of the story.

Elephants Story

Elephant's Story by Tracey Campbell Pearson - Juvenile Picture Book Pearson

"The day Gracie lost her favorite book, Elephant found it." so starts the first page to this delightfully, funny story of how Elephant gets the words all jumbled up inside his trunk and asks his friends for help only to discover they are not as enthusiastic about books and reading as he is. Follow along as Gracie comes back and helps Elephant see how words and reading can be fun.


Green is a Chile Pepper A Book of Colors by Roseanne Greenfield Thong- Juvenile Picture Book Thong

A beautiful picture book illustrated by John Parra, who's drawings take you through a journey of color through a Hispanic neighborhood. You are drawn to this story your child will love learning to see, say and learn about the colors around them.


Look What I Can Do. A First Concepts Book by McBratney - Juvenile Picture Book McBratney

Teach your child their concepts with this the author of Guess How Much I Love You. Your child will learn their colors, animals, weather, actions, shapes and sounds. A fun and easy read.


Pete the Cat, Old MacDonald Had a Farm by James Dean - Juvenile Picture Book Dean

Pete the Cat has been busy driving buses, wearing new shoes, now he is on Old MacDonald's Farm, E-I-E-I-O! Another fun story as told by Pete the Cat.


Run, Dog! by Cecile Boyer- Juvenile Picture Book Boyer

Pictures make up most of this mostly wordless adventure of one dog, and his red toy ball. Wordless books are a great way to interact with your child. Gets their little creative minds thinking and sharing the story with you. Check out more wordless books at the library.  


Splat Says Thank You! by Rob Scotton - Juvenile Picture Book Scotton

When Splat's friend Seymour is sick he shares a story to help make him feel better and smile. Instead he learns another valuable lesson of friendship, how to say Thank You.

A very sweet tale to share with your friends.


What's Your Favorite Animal? by Eric Carle -Juvenile Picture Book Carl

Beloved author Eric Carl created  another masterpiece with this book. He asks several famous authors, such as Nick Bruel, Lucy Cousins, Mo Willems and more this very important question, "What's your favorite animal?" you and your child will love the stories each author shares.. Hmm, now I'm curious "What's your favorite animal?" I love so many, its so hard to pick just one!


These were just a few of the great new picture books to share with you. Come on in and find these great new books or stop by our desk and ask tell us about a new one you discovered!


Happy Reading!


Youth Staff




California Center for the Arts Escondido Presents 

Center's Children's Chorus Free Concert!
04/02/2014 Categories: Kids Choir



The Center  Children's chorus in conjunction with the library's spring Cultural Series, will perform selections from their Multi-Cultural Repertoire at the library on two separate dates.

Monday, April 7th, 3:30 pm


Monday, May 5th, 3:30 pm

Both concerts are free and open to the public. They are an hour long and will feature students from our local community.

Come help support their efforts and show your community spirit.

More information can be found at their website:


Youth Services Staff


San Diego Symphony Presents 

Going for Baroque
04/02/2014 Categories: San Diego Symphony


Youth Services staff welcomes The San Diego Symphony, Thursday, April 3, 2014. 
They will perform 2 Kinder Koncerts, “Going for Baroque!” at
10:00-10:40 and 11:15-11:50 in the Turrentine Room.  Children from  two local elementary schools have been invited to attend this special school program.  Juniper's 2nd graders will attend the first performance and Central's Kindergarten classes will attend the second performance. 

Due to room capacity this is an invite only presentation. We regret that not everyone can attend.

According to San Diego Symphony regulations, no photography or recording devices are allowed.


Youth Services Staff



R.E.A.D Book Club 

For Ages 9-12












PICKLE by Kim Baker is the latest book selected for this months R.E.A.D

Book Club for kids ages 9-12 years.


Join us this Friday, April 4, 2014 at 3:30 pm in the Library's Turrentine Room as we enjoy a fun book discussion with snacks related to Kim Baker's book Pickle. The author wil be skyping live with attendees. Children are not required to read the book, although it is encouraged to read it prior to the club, so they can participate in the discourse. Books are available to checkout at the Children's Desk.

Come with questions to ask author, Kim Baker and her wonderfully funny tale of Ben Diaz and his gang of friends who make up the infamous pickle prankster's of Fountain Point Middle School.


Readers are encouraged to register with the staff at the Children's Desk if they will be attending.

Stop on in or call us at 760-839-5456.





Kinder Craft Time 

4th Thursday of the Month
02/25/2014 Categories: Crafts Kids Programs

Kinder Craft Time is scheduled on the 4th Thursday of each month at 10:30 am

Children ages 3-5 year old are invited to come have fun creating crafts especially designed with them in mind. Last month we created animals on the farm. What fun we had as we listened to stories, sang songs and created pigs or cows!

This month we will be creating monkeys!! The fun starts at 10:30 am, hope to see you here!

Craft Time

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