on Sat. October 21 @ 5-8pm

The County of Kern presents the First Annual “Hart Park After Dark” — on Sat. October 21st @ 5-8pm, in Section 7 of Hart Memorial Park in Bakersfield. This is a FREE family-fun event. Activities will include: -Star Gazing @ 7:15pm with Kern County Astronomical Society -The PopUp Library Presents Spooky Stories for Families @ […]

@ the Beale Memorial Library

Friends of the Kern County Library, Inc. Used Book Sale @ the Beale Memorial Library, 701 Truxtun Ave., Bakersfield. Books – DVDs – CDs – Audiobooks – Featuring Art Books & Vinyl Records Members Only Pre-Sale – Wed. Oct. 11 @ 3-6:30pm, Memberships will be sold at the door, $10/individual or $15/family Everyone Welcome! – Thu. Oct. 12 […]

Summer Reading in 2017 Was a Success!

With the community’s support, over 48,000 children, teens, and families actively participated in Summer Reading and went on an adventure this last Summer. Attendance has increased by  this year. Over 10,000 children, teens, & adults signed up for the program. Over 3,900 children & teens received reading incentives. Over 49,000 books were read countywide. Over 300+ STEM / STEAM events […]


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Wed. Sept. 13 @ 10am at Bakersfield College Campus

You are invited to kickoff this year’s One Book Project on Wed. September 13 @ 10am at the Bakersfield College campus, on 1801 Panorama Ave., Bakersfield. A Resource Fair will immediately follow. At 10am, representatives from the Kern County Library, California State University, Bakersfield, Kern High School District, Bakersfield College, & Taft College will speak about […]

Ages 16-24 are invited to the EPICenter!

Among the country’s most populous metro areas, Bakersfield ranks near the top with some of the highest rates of disconnected youth in the nation.  One fundamental indicator of societal progress and well-being is how young people are faring in their transition to adulthood. Disconnected youth are teens and new adults between the ages of 16-24 who […]

FREE Events @ Your Library

There will be a Solar Eclipse on Monday, August 21, 2017. During an Eclipse, the moon covers the sun and the sun’s tenuous atmosphere – the corona – can be seen. Kern County will see a Partial Solar Eclipse, where the moon covers part of the sun. How to view a Solar Eclipse Safely: The only way […]