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.

Access CalFresh / CAPK MyPlate Video Activities

Watch online on YouTube.


Printable Activities

Access printable activities including MyPlate, origami, coloring sheets and more.  Access How-To Video for Origami Activity.

Nutrition Brochure Origami Activity

Resources at the Library

The Kern County Library has a wide variety of library materials, such as books, eBooks, and audiobooks that you can search for and request online with your Kern Library card. Don’t have a card? No problem!

Get a Library Card

Did you know that you can stream eAudiobooks in your car for easy listening or keep an eBook on your phone for spontaneous reading?

Access the eLibrary

Pick up print books, books on CD, and more via drive-through pickup at Curbside Services or make an indoor appointment via Express Services at select library locations. Books not available in person at a branch can be requested for delivery to your local branch.

Access Current Services

Get grab bag bundles of books by choosing the “Health & Wellness” genre when making a Curbside appointment.

Request a Grab Bag
Check out library books, audiobooks, and eBooks on healthy snacks and recipes. We also have numerous library materials to help you create a more healthy and active lifestyle. Subscribe to our “Healthy, Wealthy, & Wise” newsletter to receive reading recommendations straight to your email inbox.


If you are interested in dietary needs with regard to specific health challenges, we have databases that can provide you with detailed and credible results. The Gale Health and Wellness database allows you to easily search topics on conditions, tests, and treatments, while the Gale OneFile Health and Medicine database has the most up-to-date information on a complete range of health care topics!

Gale Onefile Health and Medicine

Created specifically for students, knowledgeable consumer health researchers, and health care professionals, Gale OneFile: Health and Medicine is the perfect resource for up-to-date information on the complete range of health care topics. With more than 2,500 embargo-free, full-text periodicals, reference books, pamphlets, and hundreds of videos demonstrating medical procedures and live surgeries, Gale OneFile: Health and Medicine ensure that researchers get current, scholarly, comprehensive answers to health-related questions.

Access with your Library Card 
Gale Health and Wellness

Gale Health and Wellness offers 24/7 access to full-text medical journals, magazines, reference works, multimedia, and much more. Perfect for researchers at all levels, this comprehensive consumer health resource provides authoritative information on the full range of health-related issues, from current disease and disorder information to in-depth coverage of alternative medical practices.

What dietary habits are associated with developing adult-onset diabetes? Are antioxidants really effective? What new advances have been made in the treatment of HIV/ AIDS? Gale Health and Wellness is your first-stop resource for answers to these and other health-related questions.

Access with your Library Card 

The Kern County Library’s participation in Healthy Day of Action is in partnership with the Kern County Public Health DepartmentCalifornia Department of Public HealthCalFresh Healthy Living, and Community Action Partnership of Kern.

CalFresh Healthy Living is a program of the California Department of Public Health and they are offering FREE recipes, tips, and tools and other resources to empower people to achieve healthy victories!

The CalFresh Recipe Finder helps retrieve healthy snacks and dishes in a variety of flavors that you and your family will love! Searchable filters save you time. Find delicious recipes with seasonal ingredients.

Want more information on how to eat healthier? CalFresh also provides information on healthy snacks kids will love, tips on eating better for less, and Choose my Plate activities. Have a question about nutrition? Ask a dietician! In addition, CalFresh also provides lots of family fun, yoga, play, and cardio ideas for you and your family!

Learn More

Community Action Partnership of Kern (CAPK) also has a variety of services to help community members with their dietary and nutritional needs. Services include food banks, CAPK WIC, and more.

Check Out Health & Nutrition Services


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