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 […]

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: […]

Hundreds of FREE Events Everyday!

Summer Reading Registration NOW OPEN!    Register online, via the Beanstack platform. Track Books online. Meet Reading Goal. Claim Prize!  The Summer Reading Challenge (June – July) is the Kern County Library’s annual summer learning, reading, and exploration program for all ages and abilities. No library card?  No problem!  All of Kern County is invited to […]

Bilingual Events

Select Kern County Library branches offer various events in foreign languages or bilingually. Don’t see what you’re looking for? We are always looking for volunteers to develop more bilingual events at our branches. Email us! In Library Only  • Scheduled event

Learn more about NOW AVAILABLE Library Services, including indoor service and curbside appointments, at select branches.
The Library is now at 50% capacity at 13 branches. Stop by our library locations during our open hours!
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