From the Escondido Public Library, we are joined by Sheila Rodriguez, Assistant Literacy Coordinator, Cynthia Chisum, President of the Friends of the Escondido Public Library, and Yvonne Brett, Treasurer for the Friends group. We learn more about the Escondido community and the services and programs offered by the library to support library patrons. The adult literacy program is highlighted. Also highlighted is the Scrabblethon, recognized as the largest Scrabble competition in the region. The event is now in its 16th year and will take place on Saturday, March 7, 2020, in Escondido.

Also on the show is Patrick Farenga, President & Publisher with JohnHolt/GWS, the “GWS” standing for Growing Without Schooling. The mission of Patrick’s group is to reintegrate children in adult society by supporting self-directed education and homeschooling. Patrick’s group sends a message…that schools are not always necessary and are sometimes the problem…and that standard curricula and techniques are not essential to the education of our young people.

1 Escondido Public Library, programs, literacy, and Scrabblethon
2 JohnHolt/GWA and Patrick Farenga...on homeschooling