All the King’s Men

9th One Book, One Bakersfield Read February – March, 2007 The One Book Project was lead by the Kern County Library and the Kern County Superintendent of Schools.

Fast Food Nation

10th One Book, One Bakersfield, One Kern Read January – April, 2008 The One Book Project was led by the Kern County Library, with the Kern County Superintendent of Schools as a supporting agency. The One Book Project adds Kern County to its title for the first time, to refelect the county-wide participation in the One […]

Their Eyes Were Watching God

2009 – The Big Read January – February, 2009 Coordinated by the Bakersfield Museum of Art, with Kern County Library as a lead supporting partner, the museum staff wrote for a Big Read award from the National Endowment from the Arts and the Museum for Museum and Library Services for Zora Neale Hurston’s Their Eyes Were Watching […]

Burro Genius

11th One Book, One Bakersfield, One Kern Read September – November, 2010 This read was the first in which the Kern County Library and CSUB’s First Year Experience program became the lead coordinating partners. The Runner Reader program for the First Year Experience requires that the author be living and willing to present at a […]

The Other Wes Moore

12th One Book, One Bakersfield, One Kern Read September – November, 2011 The One Book Project was led by the Kern County Library and California State University, Bakersfield’s First Year Experience Program. Almost 2,000 students, community members, and families gathered to hear a charismatic, powerful presentation by the author, Wes Moore. An auxiliary room had […]

The House on Mango Street

13th One Book, One Bakersfield, One Kern Read September – November, 2012 The One Book Project was led by the Kern County Library and California State University, Bakersfield’s First Year Experience Program. A juvenile companion title was offered, Pelitos by Sandra Cisneros as well. The author presented on two days, with funding for the second day underwritten […]

The Big Thirst

16th One Book, One Bakersfield, One Kern Read September – October, 2016 The One Book Project was led by the Kern County Library and California State University, Bakersfield’s First Year Experience Program. Several juvenile companion titles were offered, including One Well: The Story of Water by Rochelle Strass, All the Water in the World by George Ella Lyon, […]

@ the Beale Memorial Library

Join us at Beale Memorial Library for these County & Public Officials as Guest Readers! Cole Karr, Rep. for Congressman Kevin McCarthy – Tue. June 27 @ 11am Lito Morillo, Kern County Aging & Adult Services – Wed. June 28 @ 11am Monica Martin, Rep. for Congressman Kevin McCarthy – Wed. June 28 @ 11:45am at Lunch at the […]