Escondido Public Library's Latest News

Monday, November 24, 2003

Library closed for Thanksgiving
The Escondido Public Library will be closed this Thursday and Friday, November 27th and 28th, in observance of the Thanksgiving holiday.

National Book Awards
Shirley Hazzard has won the National Book Award for Fiction with her novel, The Great Fire. For more winners see the National Book Foundation's web site:

Also, during Stephen King's acceptance speech for the Lifetime Achievement Award, he defended popular author's like himself:

10 cool library manuevers for writers
Writer Magazine has created a list of 10 ways writers can benefit from using their local library. This list is interesting for non-writers too, as they could discover some services the library provides that they never knew about before:

Children's reading skills have not improved
Despite the popularity of the Harry Potter series and numerous programs to encourage reading, children's reading skills have not improved in the last decade. One statistic shows only one in three public school children reading proficiently. Read more in the USA Today online article: