2020 Summer Reading Challenge goes Virtual!

Summer Reading Registration Begins Monday, June 1st


How Parents Can Keep Children & Teens Learning & Engaged All Summer Long!

The Kern County Library Summer Reading Challenge encourages children and teens to read what they want over the Summer months, which helps instill a love of recreational reading. Numerous studies show that those who read for fun during the Summer out-perform others once back in school. The KCL Summer Reading Challenge offers FREE virtual events and programs for all ages, exposing residents to new skills, ideas, and learning opportunities all from our Library Branch Facebook pages.

Take the Summer Reading Challenge!

Everyone, ages 0-100, is invited to take the Summer Reading Challenge! Register for the Summer Reading Challenge through Beanstack right from your phone or computer! Read titles you choose, & finish your digital Reading Log by Friday, July 31, 2020, to receive a FREE Book from the Friends of the Kern County Library, Inc. and other goodies. Register using Beanstack to track reading online or with the mobile app. (while supplies last)

Sign Up NOW!

Our SRC Go-To-Guide!

Discover everything you need to know about our 2020 Summer Reading Challenge. From virtual events & programs, Curbside Services, Grab-N-Go lunches and more!

Download NOW!

Access Our Contactless Services!

Say Hello to Curbside!

Starting June 15, the Kern County Library will offer curbside services at select locations.

During our curbside services you can pick up requested titles, pick up genre grab bags, return previously checked out materials, & more!

Select Curbside Locations

Arvin Branch
201 Campus Drive
Tuesdays – Thursdays @ 12-6pm

Beale Memorial
701 Truxtun Avenue, Bakersfield
Mondays – Fridays @ 12-6pm

Delano Branch
925 10th Avenue
Mondays – Thursdays @ 12-6pm

Tehachapi Branch
212 S. Green Street
Wednesdays – Fridays @ 12-6pm

Kern River Valley Branch
7053 Lake Isabella Boulevard
Wednesdays – Fridays @ 12-6pm

Ridgecrest Branch
131 E. Las Flores Avenue
Mondays – Thursdays @ 12-6pm

Taft Branch
27 Cougar Court
Mondays – Wednesdays @ 12-6pm


Grab-N-Go Lunches

Select Grab-N-Go Lunch Locations

Ages 2-18 can pick up FREE Grab-N-Go lunches, activities, & more!

Arvin Branch
201 Campus Drive

Grab-N-Go Lunch through July 30
Tuesdays – Thursdays @ 12-1pm

Beale Memorial
701 Truxtun Avenue, Bakersfield

Grab-N-Go Lunch through July 31
Mondays – Fridays @ 12-1pm

Delano Branch
925 10th Avenue

Grab-N-Go Lunch
Mondays – Thursdays @ 11:30am-12:30pm

Ridgecrest Branch
131 E. Las Flores Avenue

Grab-N-Go Lunch through July 24
Mondays – Thursdays @ 11:30am-12:30pm

Taft Branch
27 Cougar Court

Grab-N-Go Lunch through August 12
Mondays – Wednesdays @ 12-1pm



Virtual Programming

During June through July 2020, all Kern County Library branches are hosting a range of programming virtual!

Discover our virtual programming schedule below!

Introduce children to the magic of books!
Storytimes help children develop a lifelong love for reading, and is an important element of early literacy skills. Children learn how to interact with books, introduces children to new words, and introduces them to new concepts.

Baby Bounce

Boron Baby Bounce @ 10am

Rosamond Baby Bounce @ 10am

Bilingual Storytime

June 26 @ 10:30am ~ Ridgecrest Bilingual Storytime

Special Family Storytimes

June 12 & 19 @ 10:30am ~ Wofford Heights Family Storytime
July 10, 24, & 31 @ 10:30am ~ Wofford Heights Family Storytime

Daily Calendar of Events & Programs
Everyone gather round!
Families are invited to experience fun special events with our wonderful partners! Discover the world of magic, puppets, LEGOs, and more through our Zoom and Facebook Live platforms.


Tue | June 23

Tue | June 23

3:30pm Teen Advisory Club with Kern River Valey
Wed | June 24

Wed | June 24

3pm Omnipresent Puppet Theatre with Rosamond
3pm  Crafternoon with Delano
5:30pm Motherhood Support Circle with Ridgecrest
Thu | June 25

Thu | June 25

All Day LEGO Club with Delano
2pm LEGO Club with Rosamond
3pm Book BINGO with Ridgecrest
Fri | June 26

Fri | June 26

11am Magic of Christopher Lopez with Wofford Heights
11am Omnipresent Puppet Theatre with Boron
2pm Virtual STEAM Club with Rosamond
3pm Virtual STEAM Club with Boron

Ooh! Ahh! Special Programming
Enjoy magic and puppets with our virtual shows!
Families can enjoy shows with our favorite Magician and Puppet Master!



Magic of Christopher Lopez

Fri | June 19 @ 2pm Magic with Christopher Lopez with Kern River Valley

Fri | June 26 @ 11am Magic of Christopher Lopez with Wofford Heights

Omnipresent Puppet Theatre

Fri | June 19 @ 10:30am Omnipresent Puppet Theatre with Ridgecrest

Mon | June 22 @ 4pm Omnipresent Puppet Theatre with Baker

Wed | June 24 @ 3pm Omnipresent Puppet Theatre with Rosamond

Fri | June 26 @ 11am Omnipresent Puppet Theatre with Boron

Art & Crafts
Create virtually!
Create something new with virtual instruction!


Paper Crafts & More

Tuesday & Thursday Crafts with Beale Memorial Library:
June 25 @ 12pm
June 30 @ 12pm
July 2 @ 12pm
July 7 @ 12pm
July 9 @ 12pm

July 14 @ 12pm
July 16 @ 12pm
July 21 @ 12pm
July 23 @ 12pm

July 28 @ 12pm
July 30 @ 12pm

Wednesday Crafternoon with Delano Branch Library:
June 24 @ 3pm
July 1 @ 3pm
July 8 @ 3pm
July 15 @ 3pm
July 22 @ 3pm
July 29 @ 3pm
August 5 @ 3pm
August 12 @ 3pm
August 19 @ 3pm

Thursday & Friday Virtual Tat & Chat Crafts with Northeast Branch Library:
June 25 @ 5pm
June 26 @ 5pm
July 2 @ 5pm
July 3 @ 5pm
July 9 @ 5pm
July 10 @ 5pm
July 16 @ 5pm
July 17 @ 5pm
July 23 @ 5pm
July 24 @ 5pm
July 30 @ 5pm
July 30 @ 5pm

Get Crafty! – Create Bunny Ears
Get Crafty! – Faberge Eggs
Get Crafty! – Easter Corner Bookmarks
Get Crafty! – Paper Craft Butterfly
Get Crafty! – Paper Flower
Get Crafty! – Paper Animal Puppet
Get Crafty! – Spring Tree
Get Crafty! – 3D Sun
Get Crafty! – Secret Messages
Get Crafty! – Tin Robots
Art Class with Oscar – Dinosaur
Art Class with Oscar – Fox


Summer Reading Challenge at-home Activities
Enjoy our printable and video at-home activities!
Families can spend quality time together while having fun with our printable activities. 



YouTube Channel
Attend virtual events anywhere at anytime!
Check out our virtual events on YouTube! From crafts and science to how-to’s, we have fun events the whole family will love!


Virtual Arts & Crafts
Get Crafty! – Create Bunny Ears
Get Crafty! – Faberge Eggs
Get Crafty! – Easter Corner Bookmarks
Get Crafty! – Paper Craft Butterfly
Get Crafty! – Paper Flower
Get Crafty! – Paper Animal Puppet
Get Crafty! – Spring Tree
Get Crafty! – 3D Sun
Get Crafty! – Secret Messages
Get Crafty! – Tin Robots
Art Class with Oscar – Dinosaur
Art Class with Oscar – Fox

Crosswords, Puzzles, and Online Games
Use your creative thinking skills and play!
Mind games like these help develop logic and problem-solving skills



What's Going On In...

What’s Going On In This Picture?

Weekly images from the New York Times, stripped of their captions. An invitation for discussion.

What’s Going On In This Chart?

Weekly charts and graphs from the New York Times. An invitation for discussion.

Digital Escape Rooms

Abraham Lincoln’s Assassination

American Revolution: The British Are Coming

Ancient Egypt Digital Escape Room

Animal Adventure Digital Escape Room

Asteroid Collision Digital Escape Room

Brain Teasers

Bunnie Escape Digital Escape Room

Camouflage Caper

Cinderella Themed Digital Escape Room

Curious Case of the Dino Duplicator

Defeat COVID-19 Digital Escape Room

Ditchbook Digital Escape Room

Dogman Digital Escape Room

Doctor Who Digital Escape Room

Doctor Who Escape Room – LIVE

Dr. Seuss Digital Escape Room

Earth Day Digital Escape Room

Escape the Fairy Tale (Part 1)

Escape the Fairy Tale (Part 2)

Escape From Star Killer Base (Star Wars)

Escape From Wonderland (Alice in Wonderland)

Escaping Detention (Harry Potter)

Escape the Lion’s Den

Famous Americans

First Year Entrance Exam (Harry Potter)

Fortnite Digital Escape Room

Fortnite Reading Comprehension Battle Royale

Gilderoy Lockhart Fan Club Quiz (Harry Potter)

Goblet of Fire Quiz (Harry Potter)

Going to the Movies Digital Escape Room

Golden Girls Themed Digital Escape Room

Halloween Haunt

Harry Potter Themed Digital Escape Room

Historical Civil War Digital Escape Room

Hobbit Digital Escape Room (Lord of the Rings)

Horror Digital Escape Room

Hunger Games

Looney Tunes Themed Digital Escape Room

Magic Final Exam (Harry Potter)

Magical Disney Lock-In

Mandalorian Digital Escape Room (Star Wars)

Marvel Themed Digital Escape Room

Minecraft Themed Digital Escape Room

Minotaur Digital Escape Room

Mr. Awesome Digital Escape Room

Mr. Lemoncello’s Digital Escape Room

Mufaro’s Beautiful Daughters: A Book-Themed Digital Escape Room

Murder Mystery Digital Escape Room

Native Americans

North Carolina Digital Escape Room

Pete the Cat Themed Digital Escape Room

Pikachu Themed Digital Escape Room

Pokemon Panic

Rescue the Revolution

Roald Dahl Digital Escape Room

Save Sports: Math Digital Escape Room

Shakespeare Digital Escape Room

Sherlock Digital Escape Room

Smurfs Escape Room

Spy Apprentice Digital Escape Room

States of Matter

Storyland Escape

Stuck in Mt. Washington

Survive the Titanic! Digital Escape Room

Taneytown Library Fairy Tale Escape Room

The Marauder’s Map Quiz (Harry Potter)

The Snow Ball Digital Escape Room

Zombie Mayhem Digital Escape Room

Zoo Virtual Field Trip & Scavenger Hunt

Exercise and Active Play
Get your wiggles out – no matter your age!
It’s easy to spend your days at home sitting around, but it’s very important to get the blood pumping and stay active. 

Family-Friendly Exercise

Cosmic Kids Yoga

Yoga, mindfulness, and relaxation designed specifically for kids aged 3+.


Get your kids moving with fun and engaging games. Every dance party, yoga session, mindfulness activity, and game session is an opportunity for kids to wake up their bodies.

Koo Koo Kanga Roo

Join YouTubers, Koo Kool Kanga Roo, for dance-along shows. Some shows are for all ages, while others are for adult audiences.

Living Room Dance Parties with DJ Mel

Get you and your kids moving with non-stop dance party music!

Language Learning
Flex your bilingual skills today!
Practice important phrases and create digital immersion in your living room. It’s never too late to begin learning! 

Library Language Learning Resources

heading 'pronunciator' and eleven adults


Pronunciator is a fun and free way to learn any of 87 languages with self-directed lessons, live teachers, movies, music, and more. Track your progress and learn your chosen language in your preferred learning style.

Access with your Library Card  • Ages 3+   • 

Library of Congress
Access activities!
Read rare children’s books, record your family’s oral history with StoryCorps, or write a story or poem. The Library of Congress has curated lots of activities for your family!

Library of Congress Activities

All of these activities listed below can be found on the Library of Congress website.

Record Family Histories with StoryCorps

Build an oral history of your household. StoryCorps will walk you through the process with suggested questions and interview tips. Recordings are stored at the Library’s American Folklife Center.
FREE • Download StoryCorps App

Create an “Exquisite Corpse Story or Poem”

Jon Scieszka, the 2008-09 National Ambassador for Young People’s Literature, started the Library’s own “The Exquisite Corpse Adventure” with an all-star cast of fellow authors (Kate DiCamillo, Katherine Paterson, Lemony Snicket) to fill in the 27 chapters. You can play too! Players construct a story by stringing together disconnected sentences or phrases. It creates a “Frankenstein’s monster” type of tale, hence the “corpse” moniker. It can be as silly or serious as the player make it. First, find a photograph in the Library of Congress online catalog or use one of the suggested images from photographer Gordon Parks, or you can also use a family photo. Gather players in a virtual circle to examine the photograph. One person starts by writing a line or sentence about the image. They pass the paper or conversation digitally, and each person adds another line of text (without seeing the lines from before). Continue this until each person has written 3 lines.

Read a Rare Children’s book

The Library of Congress has digitized copies of rare children’s books, from Mother Goose Stories to Baseball ABCs.
FREE • Access Library of Congress Collection

Read and Write in Braille

Want to learn how to read with your fingers? Introduce your children to the basics of braille with the National Library Service for the Blind and Print Disabled (NLS). NLS is free for people with temporary or permanent visual impairment that prevents them from reading or holding a page. The NLS is part of the Library of Congress and can teach you how to get started.
FREE • Access the Basics of Braille

Write a Letter to Rosa Parks

Read about Rosa Parks’ life in her own words in the Library of Congress online exhibition. Have your child create a card or write a letter, imagining they are sending it to Mrs. Parks. Here’s some inspiration! What would you say to the mother of the Civil Rights movement?

Be a Kid Citizen!

Explore Congress and civic engagement through primary sources with the interactive Kid Citizen website, a Library of Congress partner organization.

Explore Everyday Mysteries

Why do onions make you cry? How does a stone skip across water? Select a mystery every day from the Library of Congress’ Science, Technology, and Business Division and find out. Explore the fun of research!

School in your living room!
School may now be at home, but there is a wealth of resources online to help make learning fun and easy!

List of Lessons and Academic Websites

Lesson of the Day

Short pre-planned lessons from the New York Times that emphasize current events.

TED-Ed Student Talks

Young learners can discover, explore, and present big ideas through short TED-style talks.

Scholastic Learn at Home

Twenty days’ worth of day-by-day projects to keep kids reading, thinking, and growing.


An engaging curriculum-aligned math platform, presented in a game-style interface.

Dream Learning

An instructional design that allows for exploration, builds conceptual understanding and establishes confidence.

Peachtree Publishing Teaching and Discussion Guides

Access teaching and discussion guides for books published by Peachtree Publishing.

Printable Activities
Print these at home!
Play printable games, create crafts, and more — all from the comfort of your home! 

Download Printable Activities

Library Census Activities

Through April 2020, the Kern County Library is emphasizing the importance of the Census in our community. Libraries believe that everyone counts, and #KernCounts. For more information about the Census, visit the Library’s Census pagePlease Note: All in-person Census-inspired programming for the Census has been canceled due to COVID-19.
DOWNLOAD Finger Puppet Craft
DOWNLOAD Avengers Coloring Sheet
DOWNLOAD British Royal Family Coloring Sheet
DOWNLOAD Fantastic Four Coloring Sheet
DOWNLOAD Futurama Coloring Sheet
DOWNLOAD Game of Thrones Coloring Sheet
DOWNLOAD Once Upon a Time Coloring Sheet
DOWNLOAD Star Wars Coloring Sheet
DOWNLOAD Full House Coloring Sheet
DOWNLOAD Malfoys and Potters (Harry Potter) Coloring Sheet
DOWNLOAD Simpsons Coloring Sheet
DOWNLOAD Weasleys (Harry Potter) Coloring Sheet
DOWNLOAD X-Men Coloring Sheet
DOWNLOAD Lion King Coloring Sheet
DOWNLOAD Coat of Arms Symbology Booklet

Visit Bakersfield Coloring Contest

Artists can enter the contest by posting photos of their colored pictures in the comments section of the Visit Bakersfield Facebook page. The photos with the most likes each week will be named the winner. For more information, visit Visit Bakersfield’s website.
DOWNLOAD Week 1 (by April 5th @5pm )
DOWNLOAD Week 2 (by April 10th @5pm)
DOWNLOAD Week 3 (by April 17th @5pm)

COVID-19 Time Capsule

We are living through history and this time capsule helps document this experience for your family. Included are pages to draw a family picture, a “how I am feeling” sheet, a “what I am doing at home” sheet, a letter from parents, and much more.
DOWNLOAD Time Capsule Sheets

Disney Coloring Sheets

Discover coloring sheets of children’s favorite characters! Download these coloring sheets!
DOWNLOAD Alphabet Sheets
DOWNLOAD Crayola Sheets
ACCESS Digital Coloring Sheets

Comic Books

Finish your very own comics with these blank comics and drawing/writing prompts!

Eric Carle Coloring Sheets

Do your little ones love The Very Hungry Caterpillar? Print these activities and coloring sheets for your children.

Kindness Bingo

Get together as a family and play kindness BINGO!

Create Thank You Cards

Download and print these Thank You cards for anyone and everyone in your life.

Matching Game

Print out these fun matching games and challenge each other at home!

Mini Books: Seasons

Create your own book at home!

Mini Book: Seeds

Create your own book at home!

Peachtree Publishing Activity Sheets

Access coloring and activity sheets that coincide with Peachtree Publishing books!
DOWNLOAD Alfred and Albert Activity Sheets
DOWNLOAD Am I Yours? Activity Sheets
DOWNLOAD Babies in the Park Activity Sheets
DOWNLOAD Claude at the Beach Activity Sheets
DOWNLOAD Claude on the Slopes Activity Sheets
DOWNLOAD Duck and Penguin Are NOT Friends Activity Sheets
DOWNLOAD Ebenezer Has a Word for Everything Activity Sheets
DOWNLOAD A Friend for Mole Activity Sheets
DOWNLOAD Hansel & Gretel Activity Sheets
DOWNLOAD Hat Tricks Activity Sheets 
DOWNLOAD Izzy Gizmo Activity Sheets
DOWNLOAD King & Kayla Activity Sheets
DOWNLOAD Lana Lynn Howls at the Moon Activity Sheets
DOWNLOAD Little Rabbit Lost Activity Sheets
DOWNLOAD Madeline Finn Activity Sheets
DOWNLOAD Mr. Penguin and the Lost Treasure Activity Sheets
DOWNLOAD Mr. Penguin and the Fortress of Secrets Activity Sheets
DOWNLOAD Mrs. McBee Leaves Room 3 Activity Sheets
DOWNLOAD One Fox Activity Sheets
DOWNLOAD P. Zonka Lays an Egg Activity Sheets
DOWNLOAD Paper Planes Activity Sheets
DOWNLOAD Poet Activity Sheets
DOWNLOAD Prince Ribbit Activity Sheets
DOWNLOAD Santa Trap Activity Sheets
DOWNLOAD Stanley the Farmer Activity Sheets
DOWNLOAD Zebra on the Go Activity Sheets

Writing and More
Get creative and begin writing!
Access writing prompts to begin writing today! Express your opinion, begin a story, and join written conversations.

Writing Prompts

Writing Prompts

Daily writing prompts from the New York Times. Included are picture prompts, student opinion prompts, and current events conversation.

Holiday Activities
Celebrate at home!
Access activity ideas to celebrate holidays for the whole family! Join in a craft or story at home.

Coloring, Printouts, and Activities

Library Crafts

Get Crafty! – Create Bunny Ears
Get Crafty! – Faberge Eggs
Get Crafty! – Easter Corner Bookmarks

Bakersfield Police Department Egg Hunt

Download BPD’s Easter egg or police badge printouts (or create your own), color them and tape them into a street-facing window. When officers on patrol see an Easter egg in a window, they’ll snap a picture and share your artwork on social media. Use #BakersfieldPDEggHunt when posting your artwork yourself online.

Printable Coloring Sheets

God Bless America Coloring Sheet #1

God Bless America Coloring Sheet #2

4th of July Coloring Sheet

Map of America Coloring Sheet

Happy 4th of July Coloring Sheet #1

Happy 4th of July Coloring Sheet #2

Happy Easter Coloring Sheet

Easter Day Coloring Sheet

Happy Easter Bunny Coloring Sheet

Easter Egg Coloring Sheets

Children’s Book Week (May 4-10) Coloring Sheets & Activity Bookmarks

Lion Bookmark

Scarecrow Face Bookmark

Dreaming Bookmark

Read Dream Share Bookmark

Things I Like Bookmark

Library Scavenger Hunt Bookmark

Book Art Coloring Pages

Children’s Book Week Reading Challenge Checklist

Read Dream Share Coloring Sheet

Brainstorm the Books You Love Activity 

Storybooks & Title Recommendations


Head to the zoo!
Visit the lions, the tigers, and the bears! Live cams of the animals in some of the biggest zoos, and much more!

National Parks
Head to the park!
See nature’s most amazing waterfalls, highest mountain peaks, beautiful trees and plants, and much more! *Virtually with Google Earth, supported in Firefox browser. 

Theme and Adventure Parks
Discover the magic of theme parks!
Watch Disney’s newest parade, ride some of the most exciting roller coasters, and discover online exhibits. Many of the included experience are in 4K and are 360° immersive experiences.   

Rides and Coasters

Disney Animal Kingdom’s Dinosaur

Disney Animal Kingdom’s Expedition Everest – Legend of the Forbidden Mountain

Disney Animal Kingdom’s Kilimanjaro Safaris

Disney Animal Kingdom’s Na’Vi River Journey

Disney Animal Kingdom’s Primeval Whirl

Disney Animal Kingdom’s TriceraTop Spin

Disney California Adventure’s Guardians of the Galaxy, Mission: Breakout!

Disney California Adventure’s Incredicoaster

Disney California Adventure’s Monsters, Inc. Mike & Sulley to the Rescue!

Disney California Adventure’s Radiator Springs Racers

Disney California Adventure’s Soarin’ Around the World

Disney Hollywood Studio’s Alien Swirling Saucers

Disney Hollywood Studio’s Mickey and Minnie’s Runaway Railroad

Disney Hollywood Studio’s Rise of the Resistance

Disney Hollywood Studio’s Millennium Falcon: Smuggler’s Run

Disney Hollywood Studio’s Rock ‘n’ Roller Coaster Starring Aerosmith

Disney Hollywood Studio’s Slinky Dog Dash | Nighttime Ride

Disney Hollywood Studio’s The Great Movie Ride!

Disney Magic Kingdom’s Astro Orbiter

Disney Magic Kingdom’s Buzz Lightyear’s Space Ranger Spin

Disney Magic Kingdom’s Dumbo

Disney Magic Kingdom’s Haunted Mansion

Disney Magic Kingdom’s Seven Dwarfs Mine Train

Disney Magic Kingdom’s Space Mountain

Disney Magic Kingdom’s Splash Mountain

Disney Magic Kingdom’s The Barnstormer

Disney Magic Kingdom’s Tomorrowland Transit Authority PeopleMover

Disneyland’s Alice in Wonderland

Disneyland’s Autopia

Disneyland’s Big Thunder Mountain Railroad

Disneyland’s Haunted Mansion Holiday

Disneyland’s Indiana Jones Adventure

Disneyland’s It’s A Small World

Disneyland’s Jungle Cruise

Disneyland’s Mad Hatter Tea Party

Disneyland’s Matterhorn Bobsleds

Disneyland’s Mr. Toad’s Wild Ride

Disneyland’s Pinnochio’s Daring Journey

Disneyland’s Pirates of the Caribbean

Disneyland’s Railroad

Disneyland’s Roger Rabbit’s Car Toon Spin

Disneyland’s Snow White’s Scary Adventures

Disneyland’s The Many Adventures of Winnie the Pooh

Epcot Frozen Ever After

Epcot Gran Fiesta Tour Starring The Three Caballeros

Epcot Journey Into Imagination with Figment

Epcot Test Track

Universal Studios Orlando’s E.T. Adventure

Universal Studios Orlando’s Hagrid’s Magical Creatures Motorbike Adventure

Universal Studios Orlando’s Hogwarts Express

Universal Studios Orlando’s Transformers

Walt Disney World’s Disney Skyliner

Walt Disney World’s Peter Pan’s Flight

Walt Disney World’s Pirates of the Caribbean

Walt Disney World’s The Twilight Tower of Terror

Walt Disney World’s Under the Sea with the Little Mermaid


Explore the universe!
Launch rockets, build a Moon Habitat, solve spacey puzzles, go on interstellar adventures, and more!

Science is all around us!
Explore different science topics virtually. STEM includes math, technology, engineering, natural sciences, and more!

Music and Theatre
Celebrate performance art!
Get dressed up, or get dressed down and attend a virtual musical or theatrical performance!


One World: Together at Home Benefit Concert broadcasting on Saturday, April 18 @ 5pm on ABC, NBC, ViacomCBS Networks, and iHeartMedia. Also streaming online on Amazon Prime Video, Apple, Facebook, Instagram, TuneIn, Twitch, Twitter, Yahoo, and YouTube. Broadcasting and streaming on many additional networks and services.

Music for Families

Mr. Jon and Friends

Singalong with Emily Arrow daily @ 10am

Paint, create, or draw something beautiful!
Create something new with virtual instruction!


Summer Reading Challenge Kick-Off

We've got spirit, yes we do! We've got spirit, how about you?

Join us Monday, June 1 through Saturday, June 6 to Kickoff Summer Reading with our Virtual Spirit Week! Dress up, post pictures of you and your family to our Facebook page, share your pictures below in the comments, tag us @KernCountyLibrary, or use the #SRCVirtualKickoff and be featured!
Find us on Facebook!

Spirit Week Schedule

Monday, June 1 thru Saturday, June 6:

  • Monday ~ Library Card Selfie
  • Tuesday ~ Silly Hat Day
  • Wednesday ~ Bookish Clothing Day
  • Thursday ~ Dress Up Your Pet
  • Friday ~ Fancy Friday
  • Saturday ~ Dig Deeper

Tag us @KernCountyLibrary or post to our Facebook page at Kern County Library Facebook.




A special thanks to the Friends of the Kern County Library, Inc. and individual branch Friends' groups for their support of the Summer Reading Challenge.

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