Reading Colors Your World
Take the Summer Reading Challenge
This Summer spend time exploring humanity, nature, culture, and science, through books and creative activities. At the Kern County Library, we encourage you to be creative, try new things, explore art, and find beauty in diversity.
Reading artists receive (while supplies last):
✴ A FREE book from the Friends of the Kern County Library, Inc.
✴ A FREE bookmark, and digital badges when you log online.
(*while supplies last)
What You Need to Know
about the 2021 Summer Reading Challenge
Choose the challenge that best fits your reading goals!
✴ 10 books | Read 10 books to your child or to yourself & turn in your reading log.
✴ 10 HOURS | Read for 10 hours to your child or yourself & turn in your reading log.
Complete your challenge by July 31st to become a reading artist.
P.S. Summer Reading is for Adults too!
When parents model reading, it helps show children there’s enjoyment in reading and purpose in learning. When adults read for themselves, they enjoy a range of benefits including enhanced empathy toward others, a reduction in stress, a lower blood pressure and heart rate, and it also prevents cognitive decline as you age!
Parents can keep children and teens learning and engaged all Summer long! The Kern County Library Summer Reading Challenge encourages youth to read what they want over the Summer months, which helps instill a love of recreational reading. Numerous studies show that those who read for fun during the Summer out-perform others once back in school. After over a year of distance learning, reading at home becomes even more vital to the success of children. The KCL Summer Reading
Challenge offers FREE virtual events and programs for all ages, exposing residents to new skills, ideas, and learning opportunities.
Download our SRC Go-To-Guide!Discover everything you need to know about our 2020 Summer Reading Challenge. From virtual events & programs, Curbside Services, Grab-N-Go lunches and more!
Arvin Branch | Wednesdays @ 1pm
Beale Memorial | Mondays & Fridays @ 2pm
Delano Branch | Wednesdays @ 4pm
Kern River Valley Branch | Fridays @ 3:30pm
Rathbun Branch | Thursdays @ 3pm
Ridgecrest Branch | Thursdays @ 10:30am
Rosamond Branch | Tuesdays @ 10am
Southwest Branch | Mondays @ 1pm
Tehachapi Branch | Fridays @ 11:30am
June 22 @ 3pm
The Van Gogh Deception by Deron Hicks
July 27 @ 3pm
Behind the Canvas by Alexander Vance
June 8 @ 5pm
Ruby Red by Kerstin Gier
TBD July 13 @ 5pm
June 11 @ 5pm
Then She Was Gone by Lisa Jewell
July 9 @ 5pm
The Tattooist of Auschwitz by Heather Morris
June 16 @ 5pm
The Persian Pickle Cubby Sandra Dallas
TBD July 21 @ 5pm
TBD June 28 @ 5pm
July 26 @ 5pm
White Trash by Nancy Isenberg
Arvin Branch | Reading Colors Our World, Chalk Colors Our Sidewalk
Beale Memorial | Scratch Paper Mural
Delano Branch | Reading Colors Our World, Chalk Colors Our Sidewalk
Kern River Valley Branch | Art Competition
Rathbun Branch | Book Quilt
Ridgecrest Branch | Paper Quilt
Rosamond Branch | Reading Colors Our World, Chalk Colors Our Sidewalk
Shafter Branch | Butcher Paper Mural
Southwest Branch | Mosaic Puzzle Pieces
Taft Branch | Spoonful of Color
Tehachapi Branch | Scratch Paper Rainbows
Wasco Branch | Butcher Paper Mural
Arvin Branch | Flower Wall
Beale Memorial | Rainbow Chains
Delano Branch | Vegetable Prints
Ridgecrest Branch | Puzzle Pieces
Rosamond Branch | Rainbow Handprints
Taft Branch | Puzzle Pieces
Calendar Of Events
A special thanks to the Friends of the Kern County Library, Inc. and individual branch Friends’ groups for their support of the Summer Reading Challenge.