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Escondido Public Library Hosts 16th annual Scrabble-Thon Tournament

 Escondido Public Library and the Friends of Literacy Services will host the 16th Annual Scrabble-Thon Tournament & Fundraiser on Saturday, March 7, 2020 from 8 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. 

The event will be held in the Auditorium of the Park Avenue Community Center, located at 210 Park Ave, Escondido. Doors open for player check-in at 8 a.m. and tournament play begins at 9 a.m. Players must pre-register by March 4 online at, by mail, or in person at the Literacy Services office, located on the 2nd floor of the Library. 

The event is sponsored by the Pala Band of Mission Indians.

The registration fee for adults is $25; registration for high school students is $15.

The Scrabble® tournament consists of five 30-minute games and is open to adults and high school students. Players sign-up to play in one of three divisions: Novice, Intermediate, or Advanced. Participants can compete individually or as a part of a group affiliation. Players can participate as special groups that will be recognized for their participation during the tournament. Players compete for prizes at the end of each game as well as the final awards for highest individual and team scores.

Scrabble-Thon raises funds to benefit the Library’s Literacy Services program. Sponsored by the Friends of Literacy Services, 100% of the proceeds will be used to provide literacy materials and resources. There will be opportunity drawings, a Pick-a-Tile game, and silent auction items throughout Scrabble-Thon. Donations are tax-deductible.

Escondido Public Library is located at 239 S. Kalmia St. in downtown Escondido. For more information on Scrabble-Thon and library services visit or contact Principal Librarian for Literacy Services, Dan Wood, at 760-839-4827 or

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