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


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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When: Monday, September 28, 2020 - 10:30 AM - 11:00 AM
Where: Children's Storytime

Stories and activities to help preschoolers prepare for kindergarten.
When: Tuesday, September 29, 2020 - 4:00 PM - 5:30 PM

SEPT 2020: #MurderTrending by Gretchen McNeil. 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, September 30, 2020 - 10:30 AM - 11:30 AM
Where: Turrentine Room

Babies from birth to walking and their parents/caregivers enjoy great books, lively songs, and rhymes. Seating is limited, arrive early for a spot!
When: Thursday, October 01, 2020 - 5:30 PM - 6:45 PM

Take a Hint, Dani Brown by Talia Hibbert
When: Friday, October 02, 2020 - 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Where: Children's Storytime

Children of all ages and abilities enjoy stories and create art from favorite picture books. Pick up craft kits at the Youth Services Desk while supplies last.
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Escondido Public Library

239 South Kalmia Street



10 a.m. - 6 p.m

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