Support the Library

Involve Yourself in Your Library The Kern County Library is a place where one can find inspiration, information, and can connect with the community. It is a resource for accessibility to learning, programs, and more! Your contribution helps sustain library resources and service; the Kern County Library depends on your loyalty. Thank you for supporting your library.
Become a Friend
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 of library materials, funds for the countywide Summer Reading Program, and more. Additionally, there are also local Friends groups for many of the Kern County Library individual branches. Learn more about the Friends.
Library volunteers assist staff through Computer Coaching, Skill Sharing, Shelving, and more. To learn more about how to apply to volunteer or types of opportunities, visit our Volunteering page.

The Kern County Library accepts monetary donations, as well as books and materials donations.

It’s easy to donate! You can make a general donation, or donate specifically to Adult Fiction, Adult Non-Fiction, Audiovisual Materials, Children’s Fiction, Children’s Non-Fiction, Large Print Materials, Operations, Programming, or Young Adult Materials. For Customer ID, enter your name. If you wish your donation to be used towards a specific need as described above, then enter that information with your name in the Customer ID field.

Or click here for more information about how to donate books and materials.
Spread the Word
Subscribe to Kern County Library  newsletters and follow our social media for up-to-date information on events, programs, and more. When you share library services and more with other community members, you help support the Kern County Library! Join our Email Newsletter to receive updates on events, programs, job alerts, & more!
Donor Walls & Honor Gifts
Most Importantly, Get a Library Card
When you get a Library Card, you continue to preserve the library, which is a public resource for all.

Kern County Library has been engaging, enhancing, & educating

our community for over 100 years, and that’s merely the beginning.

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