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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

Gamers

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 jaxelrod@escondido.org.

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 dmlopez@escondido.org 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 jaxelrod@escondido.org

Take a Virtual Tour of Your Library! 

10/10/2012 Categories: new stuff things to know videos

For those of you who have never been inside the fantastic Escondido Public Library, we've created a virtual tour to give you an idea of what to expect when you stop by. In the meantime, hopefully you're taking advantage of our excellent free online homework tools and ways to find great books to read - all available from home on this very website! Watch the video, share it with your friends & family, and come visit us!

 

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 jaxelrod@escondido.org

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

TRW books

Perks of Being a Wallflower 

  • Have you ever felt completely unnoticed? 
  • Like a misfit who doesn't fit in?
  • Nervous about being a freshman in a new school?

Then you can totally relate to the upcoming movie based on the critically acclaimed movie, The Perks of Being a Wallflower due out in theaters this month starring Emma Watson (Hermione from Harry Potter) and Logan Lerman (Percy Jackson).

Check out the trailer and find a copy of the book at the library.

 

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