Get Your Free Hamburger! March 2 – April 13

Join us for the Cover-to-Cover Reading Challenge! Children, ages 4-12, can sign up at any Kern County Library branch anytime between March 2nd and April 13th, 2019. Children who read 5 books can turn in their reading logs and are eligible for a FREE In-N-Out hamburger or cheeseburger. Children can earn up to 3 certificate meals, by […]

An easier way to access your Library.

It’s the Kern County Library. In your pocket! The ValleyCat app is available on Google Play and Apple app stores. Search “SVJLS” or “ValleyCat.” With ValleyCat, you can Search our Library’s catalog Place requests & renewals Download eBooks or eAudiobooks View account fines & fees Discover the nearest Kern County Library location Scan ISBN barcodes to […]

Zip Books, a free alternative to ILL

The Kern County Library is pleased to announce Zip Books, a FREE alternative to ILL (Interlibrary Loan). What is Zip Books? Thanks to funding provided by the California State Library, Zip Books is a FREE SERVICE for customers to request books that no SJVLS Library owns or is not requestable from another SJVLS library. The item is […]

Apply for a Library Scholarship

Adults can earn their high school diploma in as few as 5 months. It’s online, flexible, and free! A personal academic coach will be assigned to you and help you succeed. You will have 24/7 access to your online classroom. Quick Facts It may be possible for you to transfer credits from previously completed accredited high […]

Seed Library at Arvin & Lamont Branches

Access to Homegrown Food: Take Seeds ~ Leave Seeds Much like a lending library for books, seed libraries allow Kern residents to freely “check out” seeds to plant in their home gardens. Grassroots seed sharing has been grown to be standard in many libraries across the country and helps spread seed knowledge, leading to healthier […]