Escondido, CA

Library offers kids programs in May

Escondido Public Library offers special programming for children in May. All events are virtual, free and open to the public.

Virtual Tea Time for Kids for children ages 5-12 years old will be on Friday, May 14, 2021 at 4 p.m. Enjoy English tea and snacks, learn about tea etiquette, do a craft, and listen to stories on Zoom with The Grand Tea Room. 

Registration is required online at Once participants receive confirmation, craft and snack kits can be picked up at the Grand Tea Room beginning Tuesday, May 11. The Grand Tea Room is open Tuesday through Saturday, 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. at 145 West Grand Ave. in Escondido.

The San Diego Poetry Annual hosts its annual workshop, Kids! San Diego Poetry Annual for children ages 6-12 virtually on Saturday, May 22, at 11 a.m. Registration is required online at 

Francisco Bustos and Ying Wu will lead writing activities that stimulate creativity and self-expression. This workshop is free and open to young poets (ages 6 – 12) that reside in San Diego County. Children’s poems and artwork can be submitted via email for consideration in the 2021 KSDPA anthology.

 Ying Wu is a poetry editor of Writers Resist and the Kids! San Diego Poetry Annual. More examples of her work can be found online at and, as well as in the material world at the San Diego Airport ( Francisco Bustos is poet, musician and member of the spoken work/music collective Frontera Drum Fusion. He is a professor of English composition at Southwestern College (SWC) and hosts SWC Guest Writers Series.

All programs are sponsored by Friends of the Escondido Public Library. Escondido Public Library is located at 239 S. Kalmia St. Questions? Visit or contact Outreach Coordinator, Eveleen Crouthamel, at 760-839-5457 or

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