2019 Amnesty Program

I Can See Clearly Now, The Fees Are Gone. August 2019 | All Library Branches All ages have the opportunity to clear fees on their Kern County Library card by reading, donating, or returning materials. This limited offer does not apply to accounts already in collections. Other exceptions may apply. Clear fees by reading, donating, or returning: […]

Brochure of Events – Summer Reading Challenge 2019

Bakersfield Branches Baker Beale Holloway Northeast Rathbun Southwest Wilson Buttonwillow East Kern Branches Boron California City Mojave Rosamond East Kern Branches Kern River Valley Wofford Heights Frazier Park North Kern Branches Delano McFarland Shafter Wasco Ridgecrest South Kern Branches Arvin Lamont Taft Tehachapi

What’s your Reading Challenge?

Sign up at your local Kern County Library branch or on Beanstack. EARLY LEARNERS, Ages 0-4 — Read 10 books to your child & turn in the reading log. KIDS, Ages 5-10 — Read 10 books YOU choose & turn in your signed log. TWEENS, Ages 11-12 — Choose to follow the Kids’ or Teens’ challenge. TEENS, Ages 13-18 — Read for 10 […]

Summer Reading Book List

PRESCHOOL Elvis: The Story of the Rock and Roll King by Bonnie Christensen An only child, a mama’s boy—Elvis was a shy kid who struggled to make friends and found comfort singing in church and learning guitar. While in high school, he continued his music but was often ridiculed by students. On a whim, he […]

One Book Project – Discussion Resources

Further Reading Resources for One Book Project Titles. Interested in reading more and delving further into this year’s One Book or accompanying titles? Check out these resources, including books, DVDs, and online links.  The Boy Who Harnessed The Wind by William Kamkwamba  “The Boy Who Harnessed the Wind” Review: Saving a Village, Using Books and Brains […]

Graphic Standards

Our Brand The Kern County Library’s (KCL) new brand kicks off an exciting new era for Kern County Libraries and coincides with several exciting departmental projects in 2015. As a county library system, we continue to value the entirety of the community, including rural areas and aim to bring technology, learning, accessibility, and more to […]