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Escondido Public Library Launches 1000 Books Before Kindergarten

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
CONTACT: Kristine Mirate, 760-839-5458

Escondido, CA – Learning to read is an early indicator of academic success. Even before school begins, kids get critical literacy skills from parents and caregivers. Reading, discussing books, and singing out loud contribute to a child’s language development skills. 1000 Books Before Kindergarten is intended for parents with children ages birth to 5 years old. Kickoff events will be held during Baby Lapsit storytime on Wednesday, September 5, 2018 from 10:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m., as well as during the Toddler Tales storytime on Thursday, September 6, 2018 from 10:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. in the Turrentine Room. The kickoff events will discuss how the program works, registration, and how to log progress. For more information on 1000 Books Before Kindergarten, visit www.escondidolibrary.org/1000books.

Library programs are free, open to the public and sponsored by the Friends of the Escondido Public Library. For more information on other Library programs for children, visit the Library’s website at www.escondidolibrary.org or call the Youth Services Desk at 760-839-5456. Escondido Public Library is located at 239 S. Kalmia St., Escondido, CA 92025.

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Escondido Public Library Invites You to Endless Exploration, 2018 Summer Reading Challenge for All-Ages!

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CONTACT: Katy Duperry, 760-839-4624

Escondido, CA – Escondido Public Library’s 2018 Summer Reading Challenge invites children, teens, and adults to “Endless Exploration.” The Challenge, which runs from June 9, 2018 to July 28, 2018, includes special events and celebrates reading for all ages. Participants log reading online at http://www.escondidolibrary.org/summer. Anyone can take part in the program from home, on a mobile device, or by using Library computers. Summer readers of all ages earn prizes donated by the Friends of the Library and local businesses.

This year has seen record breaking numbers for the Challenge! At week four, we have 131 babies (ages birth-3), 948 kids (ages 4-11), 244 teens (ages 12-18), and 343 adults enrolled, for a total of 1,666 people! Kids and teens have read over 5,000 hours already and over 3,000 books have been read!

Summer Reading Challenge programs for children, babies, and families include special storytimes, Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, and Mathematics (STEAM)-themed craft events, and Annie Banannie’s Big Balloon Adventure.

Teen events include a screen printing t-shirt craft event, a Burritos and Book Club chat discussing books by authors who explored far off worlds or those close to our own, and Esco Sings!, an annual talent show with cash prizes! Adult programs include book discussions, a special summer movie screening of Plan 9 From Outer Space, and Virtual Reality drop in sessions on the second and fourth Tuesdays of the month from 5 p.m. to 6:30 p.m.

For more information on the 2018 Endless Explorations Summer Reading Challenge, including program dates and times, prizes, sponsors, and rules for participation, visit www.escondidolibrary.org/summer.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.

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Escondido Public Library Survey Links

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
CONTACT: Deborah Joy,  301-540-5100 x2200

As the Escondido Public Library looks to the future and develops a strategic plan, we want to better understand patron views of the Library. Public participation in the 2018 Escondido Public Library Survey is very important and findings will help the Library better serve the citizens of Escondido. Please take about three minutes to complete the survey in either English or Spanish by May 31, 2018. 

The information citizens provide will be completely confidential and anonymous. Completed surveys will go directly to Opinion Research Specialists, LLC, an independent research company, which will collect and analyze the results.

Please direct questions about the survey or the strategic plan to Deborah Joy at debbie.joy@lsslibraries.com or 301-540-5100 x2200.

A Highlight of June Events at Escondido Public Library

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CONTACT: Monica Barrette, 760-839-4836

Escondido, CA – Escondido Public Library offers special events for adults during the month of June. All events are free, open to the public, sponsored by the Friends of the Library, and held in the Library’s Turrentine Room unless otherwise noted. 

  • Death Café North County on Saturday, June 2 from 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. Death Café provides a safe and agenda-free place to discuss death, dying, and end of life concerns, over coffee, tea, and tasty treats. Registration is encouraged at www.escondidolibrary.org/register
  • Summer Reading Challenge All-Ages Kickoff —Outside Portico. Saturday, June 9 from 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. Register for the Challenge and receive free samples from Chick-Fil-A and Baltimore Snowball. Participants who complete the Summer Reading Challenge earn chances to win gift cards and the grand prize, a Kindle Fire!
  • Escondido Writers Group Open Mic on Saturday, June 16 from 10:30 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. Writers of all genres are invited to participate in this special open mic event. Read your work to the audience and receive friendly critiques. Please arrive by 10:00 a.m. to secure a spot.

For more information about Library events, visit the website at www.escondidolibrary.org or contact Monica Barrette at 760-839-4836 or monica.barrette@escondidolibrary.org. Escondido Public Library is located at 239 S. Kalmia St., Escondido, CA 92025.

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Escondido Public Library Presents Endless Exploration 2018 Summer Reading Challenge for All-Ages!

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
CONTACT: Monica Barrette, 760-839-4836

Escondido, CA – Escondido Public Library’s 2018 Summer Reading Challenge invites children, teens, and adults to “Endless Exploration.” The Challenge, which runs from June 9, 2018 to July 28, 2018, includes special events and celebrates reading for all ages. Participants log reading online at http://www.escondidolibrary.org/summer. Anyone can take part in the program from home, on a mobile device, or by using Library computers. Summer readers of all ages earn prizes donated by the Friends of the Library and local businesses.

Summer Reading Challenge festivities kick off-on Saturday, June 9, 2018 from 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. on the Library’s front patio. Sign-up for the Challenge and receive free samples from Chick-Fil-A and Baltimore Snowball.

Summer Reading Challenge programs for children, babies, and families include special storytimes; Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, and Mathematics (STEAM)-themed craft events; a visit from reptiles; and a John Abrams Animal Magic Show.

Teen events include a chance to explore table top games, VR, and 3D Printing; Clue in Space; and a Burritos and Book Club chat discussing books by authors who explored far off worlds or those close to our own. Adult programs include concerts, book discussions, and a special summer movie screening of Plan 9 From Outer Space.

For more information on the 2018 Endless Explorations Summer Reading Challenge, including program dates and times, prizes, sponsors, and rules for participation, visit www.escondidolibrary.org/summer.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.

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Free Dads & Donuts All-Ages Event at Escondido Public Library!

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CONTACT: Monica Barrette, 760-839-4836

Escondido, CA – Escondido Public Library will host the first ever Dads & Donuts on Saturday, May 5, from 1:00-4:00 p.m. This interactive, all-ages event includes free giveaways and will celebrate Free Comic Book Day, Star Wars culture, and promote family bonding.

Dads (and male caregivers), bring your kids to the library to mingle with fellow dads, enjoy free donuts and coffee, pick out a free comic book (while supplies last), play a virtual reality game, and watch a 3D printer demonstration. Kids may come dressed as Star Wars characters and be entertained with educational, age appropriate activities.

This program is sponsored by Friends of the Escondido Public Library. Library programs are free and open to the public. Registration is not required, but early arrival is encouraged.  For more information on this and other programs, visit the Library’s website at www.escondidolibrary.org or contact Monica Barrette at monica.barrette@escondidolibrary.org or 760-839-4836. Escondido Public Library is located at 239 S. Kalmia St., Escondido, CA 92025.

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Escondido Public Library Hosts Strategic Plan Meeting

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
CONTACT: Faith McLaughlin, 760-839-4601

Escondido, CA – Escondido Public Library invites the community to attend a Strategic Planning meeting. This will be held in the Turrentine Room, upstairs at Escondido Public Library on Tuesday, May 1, from 6:30 p.m.-8:00 p.m.

By participating, you will have the opportunity to identify current conditions, create a vision of the library for the future, as well as develop the steps needed to achieve these goals. We want to hear your thoughts, comments, and suggestions. Please join us! RSVP by email: library@escondidolibrary.org or by phone: (760) 839-4601. Visit our website at library.escondido.org/strategicplan for the most up to date information, and to leave comments and suggestions.

The Library is located at 239 S. Kalmia Street in downtown Escondido. For more information, visit library.escondido.org, email library@escondidolibrary.org or call 760-839-4601.  

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Fight Fake News, and Other Amazing Events, at Escondido Public Library!

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CONTACT: Monica Barrette, 760-839-4836

Escondido, CA – Escondido Public Library offers special programming for adults during the month of May. All events are free, open to the public, and held in the Library’s Turrentine Room unless otherwise noted.

Escondido Public Library invites the community to Fight Fake News on Saturday, May 19, 10:00 a.m. – 11:30 a.m. Fake news is more than a label; it’s a problem that journalists must confront to gain the trust of their audience. Moderator Tom Jones, consumer/investigative producer for NBC 7, will talk with panelists about this growing phenomena and answer audience questions.

2nd Saturday Concert Series: From Beethoven to Broadway
Saturday, May 12, 3:00 p.m. - 4:30 p.m.

This horn-piano duo will perform the most requested pieces from their 25-year chamber music collaboration, with songs from Beethoven to Mancini.

Local Authors Night. Tuesday, May 29, 5:00 p.m. - 6:30 p.m.
You are invited to participate in a reading night with local authors and learn tips to improve your writing.

Library programs are free and open to the public. For more information on this and other Library programs, visit the Library’s website at www.escondidolibrary.org or contact Monica Barrette at monica.barrette@escondidolibrary.org or 760-839-4836. Escondido Public Library is located at 239 S. Kalmia St., Escondido, CA 92025.

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Escondido Public Library Hosts Spring Events for Families

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
CONTACT: Dan Wood, 760-839-4827

Escondido, CA – Escondido Public Library offers special programming for Children and their Families during the month of April. All events are free, open to the public, and scheduled to take place in the Library’s Turrentine Room.
 

  • P.J. Storytime- Hop into Spring for children ages 4-12 and their families on Tuesday, April 17, 2018 from 6:00 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. Wear your P.J.s and bring your favorite stuffed animal to an evening storytime at the library.
     
  • Composting for a Greener Planet for children ages 5-12 and their families on Thursday, April 19, 2018 from 3:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. Learn how composting can be good for the environment with the City of Escondido Recycling Department, and take home your own seeds to grow!
  • Dia de los Niños, Dia de los Libros Celebration for children ages 5-12 and their families on Thursday, April 26, 2018 from 3:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. Celebrate Children’s Day, Book Day and the joy of reading with bilingual stories and songs from Mexico and around the world. There will be traditional tissue paper flower bouquet and paper bag puppet crafts until 4:30 p.m. Participating children ages 5–12 may receive a free book (while supplies last).
     

All programs are generously sponsored by Friends of the Escondido Public Library. Escondido Public Library is located at 239 S. Kalmia Street in downtown Escondido. For more information about Lunar New Year programs visit library.escondido.org or contact Senior Librarian for Youth Services, Dan Wood, at 760-839-4827 or dan.wood@escondidolibrary.org.

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Escondido Public Library to Host Final Strategic Plan Meeting

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
CONTACT: Faith McLaughlin, 760-839-4601

Escondido, CA – Escondido Public Library invites the community to attend the final Strategic Planning meeting. This will be held in the Turrentine Room, upstairs at Escondido Public Library on Tuesday, April 3, from 10:00 a.m.-11:30 a.m.

By participating, you will have the opportunity to identify current conditions, create a vision of the library for the future, as well as develop the steps needed to achieve these goals. We want to hear your thoughts, comments, and suggestions. Please join us! RSVP by email: library@escondidolibrary.org or by phone: (760) 839-4601. Visit our website at library.escondido.org/strategicplan for the most up to date information, and to leave comments and suggestions.

The Library is located at 239 S. Kalmia Street in downtown Escondido. For more information, visit library.escondido.org, email library@escondidolibrary.org or call 760-839-4601.  

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