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Escondido Public Library Begins Teen Advisory Board

Escondido, CA Escondido Public Library announces the formation of a new Teen Advisory Board, “TAB,” for teens ages 12 – 18 years old. The first meeting will be held on Wednesday, September 7, 2016, in the Turrentine Room from 3:30 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.

TAB provides teens the opportunity to connect with their community and gives them a voice in creating and sustaining services for their age group. As an added benefit, TAB provides teens with opportunities to develop leadership and advisory skills.

All teens are invited to attend Escondido Public Library’s first TAB meeting. Following this first meeting, participants will meet monthly with Teen Librarian Cathy Janovitz to define projects they would like to focus on and determine how to accomplish their goals. TAB members should plan to volunteer around 8 hours per month by assisting with programs, projects, displays, crafts, and writing book reviews. Participants will receive community service hours for attending meetings and project participation. These community service hours will be beneficial when applying for employment or admission to college or university.

This program is generously sponsored by the Friends of the Escondido Public Library.

Library programs, events, and services are free and open to the public. Escondido

Public Library is located at 239 South Kalmia Street in Escondido, California 92025. For more information about teen programs, contact Teen Librarian Cathy Janovitz at 760-839-4283 or Additional information about the Library can be found at

Teen Boredom Busters at the Escondido Public Library

Escondido, CA –Escondido Library Youth Services offers the following free monthly programs for teens and ‘tweens, ages 11+, to earn community service hours, meet new friends, and share reading fun.

“Crafty C.A.T.S.”, (Community Action Teen Service) is a creative, arts-based program providing teens with a venue for earning community service credit while developing artistic skills. Crafty C.A.T.S. meets on the first and third Wednesdays during September, October, and November in the Turrentine Room from 4:00-5:30 PM.

At “Teen Crafternoon” teens learn a new craft technique, make gifts for friends or family members, or just have fun. Teen Crafternoon meetings are on the second Wednesday of September, October, and November in the Teen Area of the Library from 4:00-5:00 PM.

Join the “Review Crew” and earn community service credits from the comfort of your home by writing book reviews of favorite books. In addition, Crew members will receive a free book after submitting their first 3 reviews and will be entered into monthly drawings to win fabulous freebies! Submit a Review Crew Participation Form to begin reviewing books

Library programs, events, and services are free and open to the public. Programs are sponsored by the Friends of the Escondido Public Library. The Escondido Public Library is located at 239 South Kalmia Street in Escondido. Please contact Senior Youth Librarian, Cindi Bouvier, for further information on this and other Teen programs at 760-839-5456 or at Other programs and events can be viewed on the Library’s monthly calendar or at

Escondido Public Library Chess Club Volunteer Opportunity

The Escondido Public Library is seeking adult volunteers to help run the Knight’s Realm Chess Club for Kids. Volunteers provide instruction and monitor chess games for children ages 6-12. The chess club meets in the Children’s Room weekly, in the afternoon from 3:30-5:30. The Knight’s Realm Chess Club is a popular children’s program and runs throughout the year.

Chess Club Volunteer qualifications include: 

  • Knowledge of how to play chess
  • Chess rules, terminology and strategy
  • Ability to work well with children and parents
  • Willingness to commit to a regular schedule, usually for 9 to12 months
  • Ability to work independently
  • Dependability

Volunteers must be interviewed and Live Scan fingerprinted. For more information, contact the Escondido Public Library’s Volunteer Coordinator, Cookie Allen at 760-839-4819.