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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!


Help Support Teen Crisis Text Line by Shopping! 

03/19/2013 Categories: new stuff things to know

Your extra pennies could help teens across the country!

The best part about spring cleaning your closet is filling it back up again! If you're in the market for new stuff, please consider shopping at JC Penney and participating in their JCP Cares program.

During the month of March, if you round up your shopping total to the next dollar, those extra cents will go to support the CRISIS TEXT LINE - a free texting hotline where teens can reach out to trained counselors 24/7.

Find out more about this program.

San Diego Teen Stars in Oscar-Winning Movie 

03/16/2013 Categories: new stuff things to know

Watch the award-winning true story of how this 15-year old San Diego teen is accomplishing her dream of being an artist despite being a homeless, undocumented immigrant.

Are You A Gamer? 

02/27/2013 Categories: opinions wanted


If you are, then I need your advice. I want to buy more video games for the library's collection. So what should I buy?

They have to be...

- Rated "E" for Everyone or "T" for Teen

- on a Nintendo platform (Wii, DS, Game Cube)

Email your suggestions to me at

Crafty C.A.T.S. in the News! 

01/31/2013 Categories: Crafty C.A.T.S. things to know

Our very own teen community service group, Crafty C.A.T.S., was featured on p.40 of the December 2012 edition of VOYA Magazine! VOYA (Voice of Youth Advocates) magazine is the leading library journal dedicated to the needs of teen librarians, the advocacy of teens, and the promotion of teen literature and reading. This is a big deal!!

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

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