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. […]

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, […]

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 […]

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. […]

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 the 2020 Census & Programming

WHAT IS THE CENSUS? CENSUS PROGRAMMING During January through April 2020, all Kern County Library branches are hosting a range of census-inspired programming, including workshops on how to research your family genealogy, coloring stations full of fictional family tree coloring sheets, family-themed storytime, and more! Library workshops, performances, and events are FREE and open to […]

The One Book Project

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. […]

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: […]