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Escondido Public Library will reopen for limited in-person services on Monday, September 21, 2020.


Library hours will be 10 a.m. – 6 p.m. Monday through Saturday. Holds can be picked up on the self-service shelves during Library open hours. Additionally, curbside pickup service for holds will be offered Tuesdays and Thursdays from 11 a.m. – 1 p.m., and Wednesdays from 2 p.m. – 3 p.m. For information on how curbside pickup works, visit Due to limited seating, library users are limited to two hours per day inside the library.


For health and safety, all persons who enter the Library building are required to wear a mask over their nose and mouth, and maintain six feet of distance from others. In-person services are subject to change per the State and County Public Health Orders.


At this time, the Friends Book Shop, Literacy Learning Center and Pioneer Room remain closed. Donations are not being accepted at this time. No overdue fees will be charged until January 1, 2021. All items can be returned in the outdoor book drops, located in the Library parking lot, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Items will be checked in after a 5 day quarantine period.

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Upcoming Events

When: Thursday, October 22, 2020 - 10:30 AM - 11:30 AM
Where: Children's Storytime

Toddlers and their parents/caregivers enjoy interactive bilingual stories and action songs. Seating is limited, arrive early for a spot!
When: Monday, October 26, 2020 - 10:30 AM - 11:00 AM
Where: Children's Storytime

Stories and activities to help preschoolers prepare for kindergarten.
When: Tuesday, October 27, 2020 - 3:00 PM - 4:45 PM

Join our Japanese American panelists Frank Abe, Kiku Hughes, Sarah Kuhn, MariNaomi, Tamiko Nimura, and Yuko Ota as they discuss cultural identity and finding their voices through art and storytelling. This panel will be moderated by Jessica Buck, Adult Services Librarian. This program is part of the One Book, One San Diego. Books by the authors are for available for purchase from Mysterious Galaxy Bookstore. Select books will come with signed bookplates.

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When: Tuesday, October 27, 2020 - 4:00 PM - 5:30 PM

OCT 2020: They Called Us Enemy by George Takei. Sign up to attend at and you will receive a copy of the book (to keep) and the Zoom meeting link will be emailed to you the day prior to the event. One attendee will be chosen to win a food-related gift card!
When: Wednesday, October 28, 2020 - 10:30 AM - 11:30 AM
Where: Children's Storytime

Babies from birth to walking and their parents/caregivers enjoy great books, lively songs, and rhymes. Seating is limited, arrive early for a spot!

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Main Library

Escondido Public Library

239 South Kalmia Street



10 a.m. - 6 p.m

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