The New York Times

Having won the Pulitzer Prize more times than any other newspaper, The New York Times is the 2nd most circulated newspaper in the nation and has worldwide readership. Explore breaking news, world news, multimedia, opinion pieces, and more. Topics in the newspaper include world topics, U.S. news, politics, business, technology, science, health, sports, arts, books, style, food, travel, […]

Local History Room

The Local History Room is located, on the second floor, within the Beale Memorial Library. The collection contains books, pamphlets, periodicals, newsletters, vault materials, and vertical files on over 900 subjects. The Local History room’s most popular items include Bakersfield City Directories dating back to 1899; Kern County Telephone directories dating back to 1940; and donated elementary, […]

Cool Math Games

Cool Math Games is focused on making mathematics fun, convincing millions of people that cool+math is an equation that makes sense. The website includes logic games, trivia games, strategy games, and much more. Ages 13-100 

Bilingual Events

Select Kern County Library branches offer various events in foreign languages or bilingually. Don’t see what you’re looking for? We are always looking for volunteers to develop more bilingual events at our branches. Email us! In Library Only  • Scheduled event

Live Tutoring

Select Kern County Library branches offer various tutoring events and homework help. Don’t see what you’re looking for? We are always looking for volunteers to develop more tutoring opportunities at our branches. Email us! In Library Only  • Scheduled event

CK-12

CK-12 is a free, online classroom where students can learn math, science, english, and many more concepts. Students can explore subject-based videos and join the cafe to ask for help from others. Ages 5 – 17 

TypingClub

TypingClub is a free web-based way to learn to type. It is an engaging and interactive experience that turns learning typing into a game, with levels, badges, stars, voiceover, and typing playback. All ages