Escondido Public Library 2017 Teen Summer Reading Challenge

Escondido, CA – Escondido Public Library’s 2017 Teen Summer Reading Challenge invites students entering grades 7-12 next fall to “Design Your World”. The Challenge, which began Monday, June 19, 2017 and runs through Monday, July 31, 2017, includes a variety of educational, recreational, and cultural events and encourages reading for fun and lifelong learning. Teens log reading and event participation online at to earn prizes donated by Friends of the Library and local businesses. As participants log their reading, they can earn prizes such as coupon packs and free books. Additional reading earns entries into the grand prize drawing, giving teens the chance to win items like a Kindle Fire, iPod Nano, or a Bluetooth speaker.

July events for teens include:

  • Screen Printing for teens on Wednesday, July 12, 2017 from 2:30 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. Learn how to transfer a basic design onto a t-shirt using paint and a screen. All supplies will be provided.  
  • Burritos & Book Club for teens on Wednesday, July 19, 2017 from 3:30 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. Choose from the list of books found on the Teen SRC Reading Log and drop by to chat about what you read. Enjoy yummy burritos and leave with a free book.
  • Escondido’s Got Talent for teens on Wednesday, July 26, 2017 from 3:30 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. Register to compete in our talent show and you could go home with a cash prize. Pre-registration is required by July 12 at
  • Teen Summer Bash for teens on Monday, July 31, 2017 from 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. Teens who complete ten hours of reading are invited to enjoy food, friends, games, and much more at this exclusive party. Check-in begins at 4:30 p.m.                           

For more information on all the 2017 Summer Reading Challenge: Design Your World events, including challenges for children and adults, program dates and times, prizes, sponsors, and rules for participation, visit Summer Reading events are free, open to the public, and generously sponsored by Friends of the Escondido Public Library and local businesses. Escondido Public Library is located at 239 South Kalmia Street, Escondido, CA 92025.