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 hours & turn in your signed log.

ADULTS, Ages 18+ — Challenge yourself to read over  the Summer. We recommend reading 3 books. Turn in your reading log.

Complete your Challenge by July 31st to become an Award Winner.

 

More than just a place for children and teens to eat this Summer!

Locations in Bakersfield:
NEW this Summer! Lunch will be offered at
all Bakersfield branch library locations.

Baker Branch Library
Mondays & Wednesdays at 11 – 11:30am
June 3 – July 26
Children, ages 2-18 – FREE
Parents & Caregivers – $4

Beale Memorial Library
Mondays – Fridays at 11:30am – 12:30pm
June 3 – July 26
Children, ages 2-18 – FREE
Parents & Caregivers – $4

Holloway Branch Library
Wednesdays & Fridays at 10 – 10:30am
June 5 – July 26
Children, ages 2-18 – FREE
Parents & Caregivers – $4

Northeast Branch Library
Tuesdays & Thursdays at 11:30am – 12pm
June 4 – July 25
Children, ages 2-18 – FREE*
Parents & Caregivers – $4

Rathbun Branch Library
Tuesdays & Thursdays at 11:15 – 11:45am
June 4 – July 25
Children, ages 2-18 – FREE*
Parents & Caregivers – $4
ATTENTION: The Rathbun Branch Library will be TEMPORARILY closed for maintenance repairs and upgrades.

Southwest Branch Library
Tuesdays – Fridays at 12 – 1pm
June 4 – July 26
Children, ages 2-18 – FREE*
Parents & Caregivers – $4

Wilson Branch Library
Mondays, Wednesdays, & Fridays at 12 – 12:30pm
June 3 – July 26
Children, ages 2-18 – FREE
Parents & Caregivers – $4


Locations Across Kern County:

Arvin Branch Library
Mondays – Thursdays at 12 – 1pm
June 4 – July 25
Children, under 18 – FREE
Parents & Caregivers – $4

Delano Branch Library
Tuesdays – Thursdays at 11:30am – 12:30pm
June 11 – July 25
Children, ages 2-18 – FREE
Parents & Caregivers – $4

Frazier Park Branch Library
Tuesdays – Fridays at 12 – 12:45pm
June 18 – July 26
Children, ages 2-18 – FREE
Parents & Caregivers – $3

McFarland Branch Library
Wednesdays & Thursdays at 11:30am – 12:30pm
June 5 – July 3
Children, ages 2-18 – FREE
Parents & Caregivers – $3.75

Ridgecrest Branch Library
Tuesdays – Fridays at 11:30am – 12:30pm
June 4 – July 19
Children, ages 2-18 – FREE
Parents & Caregivers – $2

Rosamond Branch Library
Tuesdays, Thursdays, & Fridays at 12 – 1pm
June 4 – July 26
Children, ages 2-18 – FREE
Parents & Caregivers – $4

Tehachapi Branch Library
Mondays, Wednesdays, & Fridays at 12 – 12:30pm
June 12 – July 26
Children, ages 2-18 – FREE
Parents & Caregivers – $4

Our Breakfast Location:

Rosamond Branch Library
Fridays at 9 – 10am
June 7 – July 26
Children, ages 2-18 – FREE
Parents & Caregivers – $4

*Disabled, under 21 are also FREE.

The Lunch at the Library program is a statewide collaboration between the California Library Association, the California Summer Meal Coalition, the Institute for Local Government, and our local school sponsors.

Thank you to our Sponsors:

  • Arvin Union School District
  • Delano Union School District
  • El Tejon Unified School District
  • Kern County Superintendent of Schools
  • Kern High School District
  • McFarland Unified School District
  • Sierra Sands Unified School District
  • Southern Kern Unified School District
  • Tehachapi Unified School District

 

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:

KIDS & TEENS: Pick up a “Read As Much As You Can” Reading Log or sign-up on Beanstack. Turn it in.

ADULTS: Donate one item from the donation list.

LOST / NOT-RETURNED ITEMS: Return not-returned or lost books to your local Library branch.

Accepted donations include:

Baby Wipes
Bubbles
Classic LEGO Pack
Clorox Wipes
Crayons & Markers

Coloring Pencils
Coloring Books
Craft Kits
Disposable Tablecloths
Duplo LEGO Pack

Glue Sticks
Napkins
Paper Plates
Play-Doh
Sidewalk Chalk
Trash Bags

For branch-specific wishlists, visit our support page.

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