In-N-Out Cover to Cover Reading Challenge

Get Your Free Hamburger! March 6 – April 17

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 6th and April 17th, 20219. 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 […]

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The One Book Project

The One Book Project is a community-wide reading and discussion project inviting everyone to read and discuss the themes of innovation and aspiration. About the Primary Title: The history of technology you probably know is one of men and machines, garages and riches, alpha nerds and brogrammers. But female visionaries have always been at the vanguard of technology […]

The Summer Reading Challenge goes Virtual Sign Up Now!

2020 Summer Reading Challenge goes Virtual!

Summer Reading Registration Begins Monday, June 1st 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!   Grab-N-Go Lunches   […]

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2019 Read – The Boy Who Harnessed the Wind

This September – November, One Book, One Bakersfield, One Kern (The One Book Project) is encouraging the entire community to share experiences related to a single book’s themes through discussions, educational programming, and entertainment. The read is meant to pull a community together, cross cultural divides, and enhance understanding of our diversity, all while supporting literacy. […]

All Kern County Library Branches Are Closed: We Apologize For the Inconvenience.

Virtual Programming and Library Services Updates During COVID Closure

 The Kern County Library, at the direction of the Kern County Administrative Office and Kern County Department of Public Health, in an effort to address the recommendations made by Governor Gavin Newsom and the State of California for COVID-19, will be making significant changes to Library operations. For the safety of the families we serve, […]

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Stay At Home Reading Challenge

You might be worried about coronavirus (also known as COVID-19) and how it could affect your life. This may include being asked to stay at home or avoid other people. This might feel difficult or stressful. But there are lots of things you can try that could help your well-being! Join us in doing the […]

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What You Need to Know About Coronavirus & More

Your health matters to the Kern County Library! Below you will find researched information from authentic resources regarding health information, including information about relevant viruses. Please be aware, the Kern County Library does not provide medical advice, nor are the materials we provide a substitute for a professional medical opinion. The Kern County Library strictly provides […]

In-N-Out Cover to Cover Reading Challenge

Get Your Free Hamburger!

Join us for the Cover-to-Cover Reading Challenge! Children, ages 4-12, can sign up online March 7th, 2020 and throughout the closure of the Kern County Library. Children who read 5 books can turn in their reading logs and are eligible for a FREE In-N-Out hamburger or cheeseburger. Certificate pickup will occur when branches reopen from the COVID-19 closure. […]

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Sing With AndyZ at Kern County Library on Nov. 6 & 7

AndyZ is a multiple award-winning children’s performer, singer/songwriter, and educator who combines music, movement, storytelling, and colorful characters to create an experience that keeps kids engaged and families entertained. Andy’s performances have earned him rave reviews and high-profile appearances on the Pandora Video Series, Pottery Barn Kids Stylehouse website, and his Andyland Band has been […]

Learn more about NOW AVAILABLE Library Services, including curbside appointments at select branches.
The Library is now at full capacity at 12 branches. Stop by our library locations during our open hours!
The Zip Books program has ended (for now). Stay tuned for updates and further news concerning the return of Zip Books; thank you for participating in this fabulous opportunity with us.
Our eLibrary is open 24/7! Get your reads ANYtime when you get them online; all you need is your FREE Kern County Library card!
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