The One Book Project

This September – November, One Book, One Bakersfield, One Kern (The One Book Project) is encouraging the entire community to share experiences related to a single book’s themes through discussions, educational programming, and entertainment. The read is meant to pull a community together, cross cultural divides, and enhance understanding of our diversity, all while supporting literacy. […]

FREE Library Card Replacement Through July 2018

The Kern County Library Unveils 8 NEW Library Card Designs Get your ticket to anywhere, by picking up your FREE replacement Kern County Library card through July 2018. Library cards give you access to explore countless books, movies, music, and more, expanding your mind and providing countless active learning opportunities. To get you even more […]

Hundreds of FREE Events Everyday!

Summer Reading Registration Begins Friday, June 1st in-person at ALL Kern County Library branches!* Special Events & Programs: Reading Incentives & Support for the Summer Reading Challenge were generously donated by the following: A special thanks to the Friends of the Kern County Library, Inc. and individual branch Friends’ groups for their support of the Summer Reading […]

Discover the One-Time Amnesty Program

Mon. June 25 – Sat. June 30 & Mon. July 30 – Sat. Aug 4 For the first time ever, the Kern County Library is holding a one-time Amnesty Program. We want you back! Kids, teens, & adults have the opportunity to receive a clean slate by reading, donating, or returning materials. Remember, you have FREE […]