Lunch (and More) at the Library

KCL Lunch at the Library

Grab 'n Go

Drive-Thru Lunches

Through August 2021

Snacks in the Stacks

Homework Hang-Out and Dinner

Through October 2021

Beale | Mondays – Fridays, 12-1pm


Arvin | Tuesdays – Thursdays, 3-5pm

Beale | Mondays – Fridays, 3-5pm (beginning Sept. 7)

Delano | Wednesdays – Fridays, 3-5pm

Wasco | Mondays – Tuesdays, 3-5pm


Meals are for children, ages 2-18, and must be present. Meals are FREE.

Meal service is made possible through a partnership with the California Library Association, Kern County Superintendent of Schools, the California Summer Meal Coalition, and No Kid Hungry.

Take Our Survey!

Let us know how we’re doing! Take our Lunch at the Library survey below. 

KCL Lunch at the Library

Participate in a Focus Group!

If you attended lunch at the Arvin, Delano, or Wasco Branch Libraries- we want to hear from YOU

Join us for a focus group to talk about your experience with Lunch at the Library this summer and receive a packed goodie bag full of some incredible cooking necessities!


There will be three in-person sessions and one virtual session via Zoom. Online registration is required for the Virtual session, in order to receive the Zoom link. In- Person participants can register via the link below, or by speaking with their local librarian staff. 

  • Virtual/ ZoomJuly 15, 6pm
  • Wasco Branch Library/ In-Person July 19, 11am
  • Arvin Branch Library/ In-PersonJuly 20, 11am
  • Delano Branch Library/In-PersonJuly 21, 11am

Participant goodie bag includes: Sheet Pan Suppers, Children’s Quick and Easy Cookbook, a multi-page bookmark to mark all those tasty recipes, a reusable cotton produce bag, bamboo utensils, and a gorgeous bamboo cookbook holder!
ALL in-person participants will receive a participant goodie bag. Virtual participants will be entered into a drawing and three names will be drawn for goodie bags.
Space is limited to ten people for the in-person session, so make sure to sign up quick! The Virtual Session has unlimited participation. 

Lunch Resources

Check out Nourish Interactive for Coloring Pages, Word Searches, Crosswords, Recipes, Health Tips, Puzzles, and so much MORE!!

Echa un vistazo a Nourish Interactive para paginas para colorear, busquedas de palabras, crucigramas, recetas, consejos de salud, rompecabezas y mucho MAS!


Child Food Programs/ Programas de Almentación Infantil

Women, Infants, and Children (WIC) Program

“The Women, Infants, and Children Program, also known as WIC, is a nutrition education program. WIC helps pregnant women, women who just had a baby, and children up to age 5 eat well, be active, and stay healthy. WIC welcomes dads, grandparents, foster parents, or guardians who care for eligible children. WIC services are provided at no cost to you. Newly pregnant women, including military and migrant families, are encouraged to apply!” (CAPK Program)

Family Food Programs/ Programas de Alimentación Familiar


California’s food stamp (SNAP) program


Un programa de estampillas de alimentos en California

Senior Food Programs/ Programas de Alimentos para Personas Mayores

Meals on Wheels

These home-delivered meals are available to persons 60 years or older who are homebound (by reason of illness, incapacitation, disability or isolation) and unable to leave their homes to participate in the congregate meals. (Kern County, Senior Nutrition)

Gleaners Senior Sack Program

Provides a food sack twice a month to registered seniors. Seniors can register at site with one-time $2 registration fee.

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