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Saying Goodbye to 2013 

Sharing a Year of Memories
12/31/2013 Categories: Teen Librarian

This Year the Teens got creative with Keyboards, Bookmarks, making Friendship Bracelets and so much more!!

Design Bookmarks

Designing Bookmarks


Finished Bookmark


Using tools to make Jewelry



Staff helping with earring brackets


These programs and many others were created by the Teen Librarian, Joanna Axelrod. They were enjoyed by the many of you who came to the library every Wednesday afternoon around 4 pm or just happened to be in the Teen Area. 

Joanna was a super motivator for all things TEEN!

She served as  the teen librarian for several years. She was so AWESOME, that her energy has been snapped up with her recent promotion as Technical and Support Services Manager. She is not leaving our library, she is moving on to bigger and brighter adventures.

WE THANK HER for making Teen Services so special to our library. The Library is in the process of replacing her posistion, once they have made their decision we will share that news with you. We are excited to see what new ideas, crafts, and programs the new librarian will be planning for you.

Congratulations to Joanna and Thank YOU, Fabulous TEENS for making this an amazing 2013!


Here's to what's next in 2014!





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

Teen Summer Reading Grand Prize Winners! 

08/06/2013 Categories: summer reading club

Congratulations to everyone who participated in Summer Reading Club this year. You all deserve a big pat on the back for the hours and hours of reading that you've done. Below are our randomly selected Grand Prize Winners. If your name is listed below, call 760-839-4283 to set up a time to pick up your prize.Grand Prize

Melina Aguinaga
Mia Alexander
Hannah Blanscet
Alondra Cuevas
Joshua Fabel
Chris Fernando
Rania Higgins
Diana Martinez
Raquel Moore
Anna O'Donnell
CJ Pagharion
Eva Ramirez
Arturo Velasco

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, 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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