The One Book Project

The Primary Title The One Book Project is a community-wide reading and discussion project inviting everyone to read and discuss the themes of immigration and assimilation. About the Primary Title As an immigrant in an unfamiliar country, with an indifferent mother and abusive father, Reyna had few resources at her disposal, but she is determined to […]

2021 Story Tours Ours to Share & Yours to Discover Powered by KCL & CAPK "Bookmobile Stops"

Kicks Off on Monday, May 3

The Kern County Library has partnered up with Community Action Partnership of Kern (CAPK) to launch Story Tours, a new bookmobile service that will bring library services to communities across Kern County through 2021. This partnership is funded by the Virginia & Alfred Harrell Foundation. Bookmobile Stops Mondays – East Kern 10:15-11:15am – Mojave Branch […]

Lunch (and More) at the Library

Grab ‘n Go Drive-Thru Lunches Through August 2021 Snacks in the Stacks Homework Hang-Out and Dinner Through October 2021 Beale | Mondays – Fridays, 12-1pm Arvin | Tuesdays – Thursdays, 3-5pm Beale | Mondays – Fridays, 3-5pm (beginning Sept. 7) Delano | Wednesdays – Fridays, 3-5pm Wasco | Mondays – Tuesdays, 3-5pm Meals are for children, ages 2-18, and must […]

Join Our Virtual Book Clubs & Subscribe to Our Email Booklists!

Book Talk Podcasts, Book Clubs, and More!

Subscribe to Library Booklists  From Armchair Travel to Christian Fiction to Picture Books, choose your booklist interests and get handpicked recommendations straight to your inbox with direct links to our collection (including direct links to our eBooks!). To get started, subscribe here. Book Talk Bakersfield  Join Kern County Library staff members, Fahra and Jasmin, as […]

Kern County Library Job Seekers Toolkit

Job Seeker Toolkit

How We Can Help I Want To:                          Access Library Resources Titles on Jobs Titles on Careers This project was supported in whole or in part by the U.S. Institute of Museum and Library Services under the provisions of the Library Services and Technology Act, administered […]

Resources For Teachers

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Why are our resources amazing?   You can search for content by curriculum standards Resources include primary and secondary sources, along with interactive activities and simulations You can share content with students even if they DO NOT have a library card via a link You can connect directly to Google Classroom and other online schooling platforms Where to start? […]

Resources For Parents During Distance Learning

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How do I get?   Books / eBooks / Audiobooks / Curriculum Help   Help with School Reports and Enrichment Activities To access even more digital resources, access the Library’s Research webpage, which includes a comprehensive list of all databases, links, newspapers, and more.   Basic Tech Help Access our Niche Academy It has FREE […]

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Healthy Living Resources

Community Action Partnership of Kern (CAPK), CalFresh Healthy Living, and Kern County Library are working together to provide easily accessible nutritional and physical activity information for healthier eating and more active lifestyles for residents of Kern County. Resources at the Library Databases The Kern County Library’s participation in Healthy Day of Action is in partnership […]

The bookmobile will not be in service on Tuesday, October 19th and Tuesday, October 26th through Thursday, October 28th. We apologize for this inconvenience.
The Library is now at full capacity at 13 branches. Stop by our library locations during our open hours!
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!