WHAT IS THE CENSUS?
JOIN IN THE CENSUS READING CHALLENGE
Challenge yourself to read during the 2020 Census. Track reading, participate in activities, win digital badges, and more! Sign up for the challenge at your local Library branch or online. Register using Beanstack to track reading online or with the mobile app.
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 the public. We’re adding more programs all the time! At times, programs may be re-scheduled or canceled without advance notice. Visit KCLevents.org to find out what’s new and to confirm the most up-to-date program information.
DISPLAYS AT ALL LIBRARIES
A HISTORY OF OUR COMMUNITY
HISTORIAL DE NUESTRA COMUNIDAD
Kern County is a rich, diverse home to many people from many places. View our displays to learn more about the history of our County.
ME AND MY FAMILY FINGER PUPPETS
MANUALIDAD PARA LLEVAR YO Y MI FAMILIA
Celebrate the 2020 Census by picking up this take-home craft from your local Kern County Library branch. You’ll get to make your very own family finger puppets!
Discover additional branch-specific Carryout Crafts in our full list of census-inspired family programming.
EVERYONE COUNTS COLORING STATION
ESTACIÓN DE COLOREAR TODOS CONTAMOS
Celebrate the 2020 Census by expressing yourself through color! Pick up fictional family tree coloring sheets from your local Kern County Library branch.
ME AND MY FAMILY TREE
CREA TU AROBL GENEALÓGICO
Celebrate the 2020 Census by conducting your own family investigation. Gather the names for your family tree, draw or add pictures, and color to bring it to life!
CENSUS SCAVENGER HUNT
BUSQUEDA EN LA BIBLIOTECA
Celebrate the 2020 Census by searching the Library for specific books and other items, all while getting more familiar with our collection, in this inspired scavenger hunt.
COAT OF ARMS CREATIONS
CREA EL ESCUDO DE TU FAMILIA
Celebrate the 2020 Census by getting creative and making your own unique family crest!
Discover more programming available at all Kern County Library branches with our online calendar at kclevents.org or view our online Census brochure.
GENEALOGY AT THE KERN COUNTY LIBRARY
THE GENEALOGY ROOM @ THE BEALE
Tuesdays – Saturdays 11am-4pm
Housed within the Beale Memorial Library, the Genealogy Room contains books, magazines, printed vital records, and books on
heraldry and family names. Volunteers from the Kern County Genealogical Society are available to assist you in researching your family tree.
THE KERN COUNTY GENEALOGICAL SOCIETY
The Kern County Genealogical Society (KCGS) has been collecting and preserving genealogical records of Kern County since 1964. Educate the general public in all areas of genealogical research. Establish, conduct, and manage the genealogical library. Preserve, collect, and disseminate genealogical data and family histories worldwide. Visit kerngenealogical.org to learn more and get involved.
THE CENSUS & GENEALOGY
ONLINE RESOURCES FOR GENEALOGY RESEARCH
Access these resources to begin researching your genealogy through birth, marriage, and death records, as well as obituaries, gravesites, newspaper articles, and more.
LIBRARIES BELIEVE EVERYONE COUNTS
NO INTERNET? NO PROBLEM!
Complete your Census form online at the kiosk nearest you. Visit any of our Library locations. For the most up-to-date kiosk locations, as well as community kiosk locations, visit KernCounts.org
In partnership with the Kern Complete Count Committee for the 2020 Census.