Escondido Public Library - Summer Reading Challenge

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Escondido Public Library’s Summer Reading Challenge for Kids, Teens and Adults starts June 13, 2016!  Read, attend a variety of special events and craft times, and earn prizes along the way! Find out more at

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Check out the great programs offered at Escondido Public Library and Click the image above to register online now and reserve your spot!

Basic ESL

Basic ESL will help you improve your English listening, speaking, reading, and writing skills. Click the image above to start learning now!

Make a Purchase Suggestion

When: Saturday, July 30, 2016 - 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Where: Our Shop - Friends Bookstore

50% off almost everything in the Friends of the Library Bookshop
When: Saturday, July 30, 2016 - 3:30 PM - 4:45 PM
Where: Turrentine Room

Our bilingual book club will be discussing El Marciano/The Martian by Andy Weir.
When: Sunday, July 31, 2016 - 1:00 PM - 1:10 PM
Where: Other Locations

Today is the last day to add to your Escondido Library Summer Reading totals.
When: Tuesday, August 02, 2016 - 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Where: Turrentine Room

Improve your writing by participating in monthly readings and group critiques. Writers of fiction, non-fiction, and memoirs are all welcome! Registration required:
When: Wednesday, August 03, 2016 - 1:00 PM - 2:30 PM
Where: Turrentine Room

Bring your eReader or tablet and learn how to download free eBooks and eAudiobooks from the Library’s collection. Remember to bring any login information that you might need, such as Apple ID or Amazon account information.

Space is very limited and registration is required, please register today at!
When: Tuesday, August 09, 2016 - 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Where: Board Room

Library Board of Trustees Board Meeting
When: Tuesday, August 09, 2016 - 6:00 PM - 7:30 PM
Where: Turrentine Room

There’s Something I Want You to Do by Charles Baxter.
The request sounds simple: “There's something I want you
to do.” Baxter crafts ten complex, interrelated stories, each playing out with this request at the center.
When: Thursday, August 11, 2016 - 3:30 PM - 5:00 PM
Where: Turrentine Room

Harry Potter fans of all ages are invited to help us celebrate “The Boy Who Lived” with our Magical Harry Potter Party! Come dressed as your favorite witch or wizard to enjoy an exclusive magic show by The Amazing Dana, capture the moment in our Potter-themed photo booth, and participate in fun craft activities. Plan to arrive early as space and supplies are limited.
When: Monday, August 22, 2016 - 11:00 AM - 11:30 AM
Where: Turrentine Room

Join Mrs. Cox for stories and activities to help pre-schoolers prepare for kindergarten.

When: Monday, August 22, 2016 - 3:30 PM - 5:30 PM
Where: Turrentine Room

Learn to play or challenge your friends. All levels welcome. Ages 6-12 years.

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Escondido Public Library

239 S. Kalmia St.

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Mon, Tues: 10 a.m.- 8 p.m.
Wed, Thurs, Fri: 10 a.m.- 6 p.m.
Sat: 10 a.m.- 5 p.m.

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