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 […]

Kern County Library Budget

  How Kern Compares to other CA County Library Systems All statistics reflect a 2018-2019 annual calendar year. To access comparative statistics, access the Public Library Statistics Portal.   Recommended Budget FY 2020-21 To access the Library’s full recommended budget, view pages 291-296 of the FY 2020-21 Recommended County Budget. Resources and links are provided for the convenience of […]

Spring 2020: The Race to Relate

In late Spring 2020, amidst the global COVID-19 pandemic, people worldwide have gathered in small and large demonstrations to protest the death of George Floyd and to draw attention to ongoing systemic issues. Educating Yourself Through Books Kids Tweens Teens & Young Adult Adults Join our Read Woke From Home Reading Challenge! According to Cicely Lewis, the […]