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Library launches “1000 Books Before Kindergarten”

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

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 or call the Youth Services Desk at 760-839-5456. Escondido Public Library is located at 239 S. Kalmia St., Escondido, CA 92025.

Chamber Networking Breakfast

The Escondido Chamber of Commerce will have a Network Breakfast Friday, August 24, 

7:15 a.m. – 9 a.m. at J&M’s Family Restaurant, 1215 E. Valley Parkway.

Business License Compliance w/ The City of Escondido

The Chamber of Commerce is sponsoring a business license compliance workshop with the City of Escondido on Tuesday, August 28, 7:30 a.m. – 9 a.m. Escondido Chamber of Commerce, 720 North Broadway. The event is one of the monthly Chamber Coffee Exchanges. 

Each month the Escondido Chamber invites community members, civic leaders, and others to exchange information with Chamber members. This is an informal, small group setting.

Join the group for coffee this month with our guests Jim Kurupas, senior code enforcement officer, and Cristyn Alspaugh from the City of Escondido to learn all about Business License Compliance. This event is sponsored by AT&T. 

Lunch ‘n Learn on Digital Presence

Escondido Chamber of Commerce will host Digital Presence Seminar w/ DexYP Wednesday, August 29, 11 a.m.-1 p.m. Escondido Chamber of Commerce, 720 North Broadway


This is part of the Lunch & Learn series. It requires registration. 

Once upon a time all you needed to run a successful business was a good product and nice storefront. Times have changed. Now running a business in today’s mobile environment, while maintaining a personal life can feel like an impossible ask. The secret weapon, Thryv, is an all-in-one management software, built for small business.

The seminar will cover; Building an effective online presence, How is your business being FOUND online? How come your business is not being FOUND. Things that impact your business online, and things to protect your business online.

Fees/Admission: This seminar is free for members and for non-members $5. Light lunch is included.  Reservations are required.

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