Stop by and get FREE wildflower seeds

SUPPORT YOUR LOCAL POLLINATORS We’re working with libraries across the nation to share the importance of protecting pollinators and increasing wildflowers in our community. With #PlantWildFlowers, we want to spread awareness about the importance of helping our food-producing friends all over. It’s easy! It starts with you! Now you can plant wildflowers in your backyard […]

Fine Arts Tour at Beale Memorial Library

WELCOME to the Beale Memorial Library. We invite you to view an important collection of fine art placed throughout the building. The selection of these works, by 19th and 20th century California artists, was begun in 1987 and completed in 1995. The collection was made possible through funds raised by the Kern County Library Foundation.* These […]

Next Used Book Sale

Who we are The Friends of the Kern County Library, Inc. is a non-profit organization that supports the goal of excellent library service and resources for all the people of Kern County. With used book and magazine sales and through other activities, the Friends of the Kern County Library, Inc. helps endorse programs, the purchase […]

Introducing the NEW Way to Pick Up Your Library Holds!

Now offering a safe and convenient way for you to pick up your “on-hold” items from Kern County library branches. Visitors can still access contactless curbside service through the release of the Kern County Library “Book a Book” system, which will allow individuals to pick up titles through the ValleyCat mobile app. With Book a […]

1,000 Books Before Kindergarten

Read Together, Be Together A Literacy Program for Pre-readers The Kern County Library is excited to offer a fun, easy, and FREE program that promotes reading to newborns, infants, and toddlers. We encourage parents to bond with their children through reading.  Our goal is to help parents understand the importance of literacy even before children […]

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 […]

The Library is now at full capacity at 22 branches. Stop by our library locations during our open hours!
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