Your child can get a library card, but you must sign the application form and show ID if they are under the age of 18.
We care about your child’s safety. Please do not leave children under 10 years of age alone in the library. (Please see our Code of Conduct)
Visiting the library
Attend storytime - We host storytime for babies and children up to five years old, with crafts and games included. Get more information about days, times, and ages here.
Read aloud to animals - For children ages 5-12. Pre-registration is required.
- Paws for Reading - Read aloud to certified Love on a Leash pet therapy dogs for fun or to help improve reading skills.
- Read to a Dragon - Read aloud to bearded dragons for fun or to help improve reading skills.
Use our computers – Your child can use our computers to access the internet, do their homework, and play educational games. We also have Parent Computers so you can keep your child company in the Children’s Department.
*Children have to use their own library cards to access our computers.
The Escondido Union School District (EUSD) has online resources to help your child with their school subjects:
- Language Arts
- History/Social Science
- Computer skills with mouse and keyboarding lessons
- EUSD also provides a Resources & Tools page on their website that outlines what your children are learning in all grade levels: https://eusd.org/parents/resources/academic-resources/
Use our Online Databases - You and your child can access our databases in two ways:
- Through our library computers
- At home with your library card
Check out a San Diego Children’s Discovery Museum Pass - The pass offers free admission for one week for 2 parents and their children. Call the Youth Services Desk or visit the library for more information.
Discounts at Local Stores - Read Local Shop Local is a partnership with VisitEscondido that allows you to receive discounts at participating businesses. Some participants include EcoVivarium, Baltimore Snowball, Kettle Coffee & Tea, and many more.
Need help finding a book for your child?
Novelist K-8 lets you find reading recommendations to books and authors your child enjoys. This database can be found on the Library webpage in the Kids Section. It can be accessed through our computers or your own electronic device with your library card.
AR Book Finder allows you to enter the name of a book and find out its AR Points and Interest Level.
Lexile Framework for Reading helps you find books that are within your child’s Lexile Range.
Read Kiddo Read was created by James Patterson (author of the Middle School and I Funny series) and lists the latest books for children.
Juvenile Series and Sequels helps you find the next book in your favorite series.