Escondido Public Library


Kids Summer Reading Challenge!

Kids SRC Sign Up Here

How It Works

  1. Sign up for the Summer Reading Challenge between June 8 and July 27, 2019 at the Escondido Public Library or online using the link above.
  2. Read books, magazines, graphic novels, listen to audiobooks, or read to others. Win prizes for 5, 10, 15, and 20 or more hours of reading.
  3. Record your time spent reading during the Summer Reading Challenge on a paper log (available to pick up at the Library) or online using the link above.
  4. Come to the library to claim your prizes (while supplies last) after reading 5, 10, 15, and 20 hours or more. If you use the paper log be sure to bring it in to show completion.

Prizes are awarded beginning June 15 and must be claimed by August 3.

Online Sign-Up/Logging Instructions

Signing up:

  1. Click on the banner at the top of this page to go to the Kids Summer Reading Challenge page.
  2. Click on “Register”in the upper right corner. Choose “Myself” for individual registration or “Myself and Children” for family registration, and answer the questions.
  3. For Family Registration, create the Adult account first, then answer the questions to add each child. After each child has been added, click on “Done Adding Children.”


Logging Your Reading:

  1. Click on the banner at the top of this page to go to the Kids Summer Reading Challenge page.
  2. Click the "log in" button in the upper right hand corner.
  3. Enter your username and password and click "login".
  4. Under “Log Activity”, choose “Enter Activity” and fill out the form. Click Submit.
  5. For Family Accounts, select the name of the child from the drop down menu under “Family Accounts.” Repeat step 3 for logging reading.


If you need assistance please visit or call the Youth Services Desk at 760-839-5456 and we will be happy to help!


Level 1: 5 hours or 300 minutes of reading: Coupon and Silver Treasure Chest

Level 2: 10 hours or 600 minutes of reading: Free Book!

Level 3: 15 hours or 900 minutes of reading: Gold Treasure Chest

Level 4: 20 hours or 1,200 minutes of reading: Free Book!


Thank You!

The Summer Reading Challenge would not be possible without the help of our wonderful sponsors! 

Click here to see the list.


Kids SRC Events

When: Thursday, July 18, 2019 - 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Where: Turrentine Room

Weird Al as Children's Librarian. Parodies of rock songs from the 80's, mashed up with fun characters from picture books. Your little ones will love singing and dancing to bands from REM, the Go-Go's, & the Clash, while hearing about books from Melanie Watt and Margaret Wise Brown.
When: Friday, July 19, 2019 - 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Where: Turrentine Room

Children of all ages and abilities enjoy stories and create art from favorite picture books.
When: Thursday, July 25, 2019 - 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Where: Turrentine Room

Acrylic Pour Rock Painting
Gravity! Paint! Rocks! These forces combine to create art that is unique as you!