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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? […]

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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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Anticipated Opening Plans

On Friday, August 28, 2020, Governor Gavin Newsom announced a new tier system for reopening the state of California. Under the current purple (widespread) tier, library buildings can be open to the public for indoor services at 25% capacity. What does 25% capacity look like at Kern Libraries? We are excited to begin receiving the public […]

Curbside Services

Starting June 15, the Kern County Library will offer curbside services at select locations. Access Our Contactless Services! An appointment is strongly encouraged to reduce wait times and to ensure smooth, quick service. Fill out our online form to make an appointment request, call 661.868.0701 to schedule an appointment, or email info@kernlibrary.org. Although an appointment is […]

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 […]

Supporting Local Authors

Kern County is home to many talented writers and the Kern County Library is happy to provide a digital home for their work through our OverDrive platform. Due to the explosion of self-publishing, the Kern County Library does not physically catalog local author titles. Any print copies of local author works will be kept at the local […]