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Free Downloadable Games

  • Dungeons & Dragons - 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.

  • Jellybean Games - This website has 8 free print and play games for all ages.

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

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

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

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

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Click here for Hoopla!

Click here for eBooks from OverDrive and CloudLibrary!

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Virtual Library Programs!

Instagram/Facebook Programs:

Zoom Programs (Click on the image for more information):

    

    

 

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Hoopla

Stream eAudiobooks, Music, Video & eComics with Hoopla!

 

  • On a computer, visit Hoopla's website at https://www.hoopladigital.com/
  • 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.

OverDrive

 

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CloudLibrary

 

 

Biblioboard

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. The Indie Author Project offers free monthly webinars to help you get started, answer questions and more! Check out Indie Author Project Expert Sessions to get started!

 

 

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!

Online Resources Available from Home!

Ancestry.com

  • PLEASE NOTE: This resource is only available on Library computers and the wireless network in the Library.
  • Search for birth, death, and census records. Also includes directories, maps, photos, and more.

AtoZdatabases

  • 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.

Brainfuse JobNow and VetNow

  • Get free live online assistance for job seekers, veterans, and their families
  • Use the Resume Lab to receive personalized resume assistance from experts
  • Receive job interview assistance through live online practice and resources
  • Get personalized assistance from a VA navigator to learn more about your eligibility for VA benefits
  • Access Veteran Resource Center to discover local and nationwide resources in education, employment, housing, and healthcare

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

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

FamilySearch.org

  • PLEASE NOTE: This resource is only available on Library computers and the wireless network in the Library.
  • Search for birth, death, and census records.
  • You will need to create an account with your personal email address, or "Log In" if you already have created an account.

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.

MasterFILE

  • 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:

  • San Diego County COVID-19 - 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.
  • CDC: Coronavirus Disease 2019 - Look to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention for some of the most comprehensive information available regarding the coronavirus outbreak.
  • World Health Organization (WHO) - 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.
  • National Library of Medicine - 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

 

Diaper Distribution List:

  • Escondido Child Development Center
    Jacobs and Cushman San Diego Food Bank
    760-839-9361
    1000 VALE TERRACE DR
    VISTA, CA 92084
  • Vista Community Clinic
    Jacobs and Cushman San Diego Food Bank
    (760) 631-5000
    105 DURIAN ST STE A
    Suite A
    VISTA, CA 92083
  • Vista Community Clinic Durian
    Jacobs and Cushman San Diego Food Bank
    760-631-5000
    292 E BARHAM DR STE 202
    Suite 202
    SAN MARCOS, CA 92078
  • Summit Christian Church
    Jacobs and Cushman San Diego Food Bank
    760-471-6267
    1140 W MISSION RD
    SAN MARCOS, CA 92069
  • Food and Nutrition Center
    Jacobs and Cushman San Diego Food Bank
    760-744-1150 Ext 7540
    773 MAIN ST
    RAMONA, CA 92065
  • Fallbrook Spanish Seventh-day Adventist Church
    Jacobs and Cushman San Diego Food Bank
    (760) 468-4783
    550 W WASHINGTON AVE
    Suite B
    ESCONDIDO, CA 92025