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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

 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.


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.

Weeeeeeeeeeeeee are the Champions!! 

08/16/2012 Categories: summer reading club things to know

We did it! Teens from the Escondido Public Library's Teen Summer Reading Club won the Minute to Win It Natinoal Teen Lock-In Challenge! And according to the judges, there was no competition! Check out our trophy! If you missed out on this year's Lock-In, you'll have another chance to participate during our next Teen Summer Reading Club.


Summer Reading Wrap-Up & Grand Prize Winners!! 

08/09/2012 Categories: summer reading club


Thank you to everyone who participated in the Teen Summer Reading Club. More than 270 teens read over 5,650 hours this summer, attended 9 amazing events, and posted great comments on this blog.


Congratulations to the following people who won grand prizes in the Teen Summer Reading Club.

You can pick up your prizes upstairs in the Children's Department. Please bring your school or other photo ID with you.

  • Nook – Jennifer Sanchez
  • Nintendo 3DS – Brandon Vinzon
  • $25 Barnes & Noble gift card – Xena Morataya
  • $25 Game Stop gift card – Anjesy Espinoza
  • $15 Jamba Juice gift card – Ruben Garza
  • $20 Jimbos gift card – Christina Openshaw
  • $10 iTunes gift card – Lauren Vida
  • $10 iTunes gift card – Raul Castaneda
  • $10 iTunes gift card – Amy Singbusch
  • 2 Free Domino’s Pizzas and 1 Free small gelato from Esco Gelato - Hector Ramirez
  • 2 Free Domino’s Pizzas and 1 Free small gelato from Esco Gelato – Peter McLeod
  • 2 Free Domino’s Pizzas and 1 Free small gelato from Esco Gelato – Tristan King
  • Creatures of the Night book prize pack – Hannah Blanscet
  • Creatures of the Night book prize pack – Lilly Dunn
  • Creatures of the Night book prize pack – Katia Gyetvai
  • Creatures of the Night book prize pack – Camila Narino
  • Creatures of the Night book prize pack – Breanne Pancarik
  • Creatures of the Night book prize pack – Claribel Solis
  • Creatures of the Night book prize pack – Grace Tick
  • Own the Night t-shirt – Scott Weston
  • Creature Feature t-shirt – Jeremy Wallace

Last Day to Join the Club, TODAY July 30, 2012 

Are you part of The Club? If you haven't signed up for the Teen Summer Reading Club yet it's not too late! Just click here for all the info!


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? 

Free Craft TODAY, June 11, 2012 

Keep those "Creatures of the Night" away from your bed with this adorable night light! Stop by and make one while supplies last.

TODAY, June 11, 2012
4 - 5 PM
Turrentine Room

Get Starry-Eyed @ the Library! Earn entries into the SRC Grand Prize Raffle 

Come learn what's up with the universe from a NASA consultant! All ages are welcome so bring your whole family!

Astronomy for Everyone

with Kevin Manning
Tuesday, July 10, 2012
5:30 - 7:30 PM

Turrentine Room


To earn an additional entry in the Summer Reading Club Grand Prize Raffle, comment on this post with an answer to this question:


If you discovered a constellation, what would you name it?

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