Escondido, CA

Library offers virtual programs

To protect the health and safety of staff and community, Escondido Public Library is closed to the public until further notice. Due dates are extended until it reopens, and no overdue fees will be accrued during the closure. No returns will be accepted and book drops are closed.

Questions? Call or text the library at 442-777-3799 or email between 8:30 a.m., and 5:30 p.m. Monday – Friday for assistance. But while you’re home, check out the new resources available below.

Join the Spring Virtual Activity Challenge

April 20, 2020-May 31, 2020

Participate in Escondido Public Library’s Spring Virtual Activity Challenge by signing up at or via the Read Squared app, available through the app store or Google Play store. For each activity you complete, you will be entered into a weekly drawing for digital gift cards. Each activity can be completed multiple times, and drawing winners will be notified via email and sent their prize.

Register for the Spring Virtual Activity Challenge

Stream eAudiobooks, Music, Video & eComics with Hoopla

Get 5 downloads each month. Hoopla is a site where you can get digital videos, eAudiobooks, and eComics. Visit Hoopla’s website at

On a smart phone or tablet, go to the app store and search for “hoopla.” On either the website or app, create an account with an email address and password. Once you’ve created the account, enter “Escondido Public Library” in the library search. It will then prompt you to enter your card number.

Read eBooks and eAudiobooks with Libby/OverDrive

The library offers thousands of eBooks and eAudiobooks for download through OverDrive. Using your PC, go to the OverDrive catalog and log in with your library card to check out eBooks and eAudiobooks. You can send them to your eReader (Kindle, Nook, Kobo, and more!) or read in the browser. If you are using a tablet or phone, download the Libby by OverDrive app for a more streamlined experience.

Get started with OverDrive/Libby

Read eMagazines on Flipster

Escondido Public Library offers eMagazines through Flipster. Download the app on your tablet or phone, enter your library card number, and start reading issues of your favorite magazines immediately. Titles like People, The New Yorker, Cosmopolitan, Forbes, O Magazine, and more!

Get started with Flipster.

Escondido Public Library offers virtual programs

During the closure, the Library offers virtual programs. Virtual events and programs are offered weekly and throughout the month. They also have past virtual events recorded and available to watch on the library’s YouTube channel.

Upcoming programs include:

Instagram/Facebook Programs:

Mondays: Teen Book Giveaways

Mondays at 10:30 a.m.: Rhymes and Reading with Ms. Kristine.

Tuesdays at 6 p.m.: PJ Storytime with Ms. Abril.

Wednesdays: Kids Writing Club prompts posted! Recommended for ages 6-11.

Wednesdays at 10:30 a.m.: Baby Lapsit with Ms. Eveleen.

Thursdays at 10:30 a.m.: Toddler Tales with Mrs. Garcia.

1st and 3rd Fridays at 10:30 a.m.: Inclusive Art Club

2nd Saturdays at 3 p.m.: 2nd Saturday Concert Series

Zoom Programs:

1st and 3rd Tuesday of each month at 1 p.m.: Escondido Writers Group; e-mail for a Zoom invite.

1st Thursday of each month at 5:30 p.m.: Between the Covers Book Club; e-mail for a Zoom invite.

2nd Tuesday of each month at 5:30 p.m.: 2nd Tuesday Book Club; e-mail for a Zoom invite.

3rd Saturday of each month at 10:30 a.m.: Rincón Literario Bilingual Book Club; e-mail for a Zoom invite.

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