Digital Programs


LIVE every Wednesday starting April 1st at 3 PM: Behind the Curtain--Join host & Arts Engagement Laura Zablit and guests artists in this FREE workshop that shows the magic of making theatre. Learn from Costume & Set Design to Props & More from theatre professionals live on the The Old Globe Arts Engagement Facebook page!


  • Penguin Kids Instagram Storytime @Penguinkids

Every week day at 11 AM EST


  • Storyline Online: The SAG-AFTRA Foundation's Daytime Emmy nominated, Storyline Online, is a free literacy program where celebrated actors read to children!

Online Family Resources

All Booklist & Book Links content is freely available until further notice--including more than 25 yrs of recommended print & audiobook reviews, features, interviews, classroom connections & more!


The Escondido Union High School District has compiled a collection of enrichment activities for remote learning.


SDCOE content coordinators have developed a list of resources specific to subject matter to support distance learning. Please click the link below to view resources that have been curated for each discipline.


Day-by-day projects to keep kids reading, thinking, and growing.



  • Check out Tumblebooks- animated, talking books for children!


  • KidLit TV - Read aloud, practice writing, arts and crafts, and more!


  • Annual 4th Grade Water Awareness Poster contest - Join the tradition! Since 1991, 4th graders in the Escondido water district have participated in our annual poster contest. Winning students and their teachers are awarded prizes and will have their art featured in a regional calendar and on the city website. Poster submission deadline is June 15, 2020.


Age of Learning, Inc.®, is a leading education technology innovator, creating engaging and effective learning resources to help children build a strong foundation for academic success. Age of Learning educates children around the world, including English language learning in China through its partnership with Tencent and in Japan through its partnership with Rakuten.

Virtual Tours

  • Visit museums

Google Arts and Culture partnered with over 2,500 museums and galleries around the world to offer virtual tours of their spaces. Some of the options include New York’s Museum of Modern Art and Amsterdam’s Van Gogh Museum. The Louvre, based in Paris, is also offering its own virtual tour online for free.


  • Explore national parks

National parks are providing virtual tours of America’s most popular parks. Virtual visitors can travel through the trails of Yellowstone National Park, as well as the Yosemite National Park.


  • Tour California State Parks with a Park Ranger

Parks Online Resources for Teachers and Students (PORTS) program provides FREE live interactive videoconference programs (virtual field trips) to expand learning beyond the classroom walls. K-12 students from California and around the world are connecting with live interpretive rangers and learning academic content standards within the context of California’s dynamic state park system.


  • Visit the Zoo

Spaces like the San Diego Zoo, the Georgia Aquarium and the Monterey Bay Aquarium are offering live webcam viewings of pandas, penguins and beluga whales.


  • Tour the Great Wall of China

A tour of the Great Wall of China is available for anyone who’s ever wanted to visit this wonder of the world.


  • Go to Mars

NASA partnered with Google to offer a tour of a 3D replica of the Martian surface recorded by the Curiosity rover.

Click here for Online Databases!

Click here for Hoopla!

Click here for eBooks from OverDrive and CloudLibrary!

Click here for new Biblioboard resources!

Instagram/Facebook Programs:

Select Dates: Virtual Author Chat Series

Mondays: Teen Book Giveaways!

Mondays at 10:30 AM: Rhymes and Reading with Ms. Kristine.

Tuesdays at 6:00 PM: PJ Storytime with Ms. Abril.

Wednesdays: Kids Writing Club prompts posted! Recommended for ages 6-11.

Wednesdays at 10:30 AM: Baby Lapsit with Ms. Eveleen.

Thursdays at 10:30 AM: Toddler Tales with Mrs. Garcia.

1st and 3rd Fridays at 10:30 AM: Inclusive Art Club!

2nd Friday of the month at 3:30 PM: R.E.A.D. Book Club (March, May, July) / R.A.T.E.D. G Book Club (April, June, August)

2nd Saturdays at 3:00 PM: 2nd Saturday Concert Series!


Zoom Programs:

1st and 3rd Tuesday of each month at 1:00 PM: Escondido Writers Group

1st Thursday of each month at 5:30 PM: Between the Covers Book Club

2nd Tuesday of each month at 5:30 PM: 2nd Tuesday Book Club

3rd Saturday of each month at 10:30 AM: Rincón Literario Bilingual Book Club

Select Thursdays (June 26-September 17): Virtual Career Guidance Series




Stream eAudiobooks, Music, Video & eComics with Hoopla!


  • On a computer, visit Hoopla's website at
  • On a smart phone or tablet, go to the app store and search for “hoopla”.
  • On either the website or app, create an account with an email address and password. Once you’ve created the account, enter "Escondido Public Library" in the library search. It will then prompt you to enter your card number.

Download an eBook or eAudiobook.



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Get Started with Biblioboard!

Biblioboard is an awesome eBook platform that allows you to read eBooks by local authors! Click the link above to get started. You can also download the Biblioboard app for Android and Apple devices!

Are you thinking about self-publishing your own book? You can now create, edit, format and generate print-ready and eBook formats for your book—no matter how far along it may be by using the Pressbooks service by Biblioboard! You can even choose to register your book with the Indie Author Project! After submitting to the Indie Author Project,  your book can be shared with patrons of participating libraries across your region. If your book is selected by our curation partners, it will also be available alongside other great indie reads in participating libraries across the U.S. and Canada.



Read a digital magazine


Flipster has awesome eMagazines you can check out with your library card!! Click a magazine cover below to get started! To see more titles, click here!


  • Find a job & build your resume using templates.
  • Find new business prospects.
  • Perform background checks.
  • Find detailed business profiles.
  • Locate relatives, long-lost friends & plan reunions.

Biography Reference Center

  • Find biographical information on famous people through history and from around the world.
  • Search by name, occupation, nationality, or country.

Brittanica School

  • Brittanica School is the go-to site for learning more about any subject—for all grades and all reading abilities—offering thousands of up-to-date, curated, and curriculum-relevant articles, images, videos, audio clips, primary sources, maps, research tools, recommended Web sites, and three separate databases—Elementary, Middle, or High.

Chilton Auto Repair Library

  • Step-by-step service and repair procedures, and labor estimating tool to help you confidently determine your next move.
  • Maintenance and specification tables that provide the unique data you need for each specific vehicle.
  • Vacuum diagrams to simplify troubleshooting.
  • Wiring diagrams to help explain system operation.
  • Close-up photographs and illustrations for visual support.

Consumer Health Complete

  • Search for information on diseases and conditions.
  • Get information about prescription drugs and alternative medicine.
  • View images, diagrams, videos, and animations.

Driver's License Practice

  • Prepare for your California Driver's License test by taking practice tests.
  • Tests in English and Spanish.


  • Escolar is the leading knowledge-building resource that is universally trusted for accurate and age-appropriate content in Spanish.

Government Environmental Documents

  • Chatham Bros Environmental Clean-up updates

Learning Express Library

  • Prepare for an exam or job
  • Practice for academic, military or vocational tests
  • Take business courses including Microsoft Office.

Legal Information Reference Center

  • Search for legal information (real estate, family, business, and more).
  • Browse and download legal forms.
  • Browse popular Nolo Press legal eBooks online.


  • Search millions of articles on a variety of subjects.
  • Browse by publication (title of magazine) or subject.
  • E-mail, print, or save articles.

NoveList Plus

  • Find your next great read.
  • Browse by author, title, or series.

Points of View

  • Read different points of view on a variety of topics.

Pronunciator- Learn a new Language!

  • Pronunciator is a fun and free way to learn any of 87 languages with self-directed lessons, live teachers, movies, music, and more.


Citizenship Resources/Clases De Ciudadanía Locales

COVID-19 Information

Coronavirus: A Book for Children by Elizabeth Jenner, Kate Wilson, and Nia Roberts


Up-to-Date Health Alerts & Information:

You can get preparedness tips, the latest details and a host of resources (videos, fact sheets, etc.) on the County’s website. The County also has information relating to the virus on Facebook County of San Diego - Government.


Look to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention for some of the most comprehensive information available regarding the coronavirus outbreak.


COVID-19 FAQs from WHO, a United Nations agency dedicated to world public health. Information covered in FAQs includes how the virus is spread, symptoms, prevention methods, information regarding treatment, and more.


The National Library of Medicine is part of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. As the largest biomedical library in the world, the National Library of Medicine can provide access to clinical studies, public health literature, and scholarly work about the virus.

Community Resources

Feeding San Diego works with hundreds of distribution partners to provide food and resources to the community.


Diaper Distribution List:

  • Escondido Child Development Center

Jacobs and Cushman San Diego Food Bank
VISTA, CA 92084


  • Vista Community Clinic

Jacobs and Cushman San Diego Food Bank
(760) 631-5000
Suite A
VISTA, CA 92083


  • Vista Community Clinic Durian

Jacobs and Cushman San Diego Food Bank
Suite 202


  • Summit Christian Church

Jacobs and Cushman San Diego Food Bank


  • Food and Nutrition Center

Jacobs and Cushman San Diego Food Bank
760-744-1150 Ext 7540
RAMONA, CA 92065


  • Fallbrook Spanish Seventh-day Adventist Church

Jacobs and Cushman San Diego Food Bank
(760) 468-4783
Suite B


Free Downloadable Games

Interested in trying out Dungeons & Dragons? Set in a medieval fantasy world, D&D allows you to experience stories and adventures full of endless possibilities and amazing surprises.

This website has 8 free print and play games for all ages.


Cards Against Humanity is a hilarious game for more mature groups.


The Metagame is a party game that asks players to answer questions of opinion based on the cards they have in their hand.


Funemployed is the crazy party game where each player is handed four random Qualification Cards to “build their resume.”


Lasers & Feelings is a space-themed role-playing game that is fairly simple to play.