Teen Tech Week 2016: Create It At Kern County Library


During Teen Tech Week, March 6-12, Kern County Library branches make time to showcase digital resources, technology, creative projects, and services that are available to help teens succeed in school and prepare for college.

With the theme, “Create It At Your Library,” several KCL branches are holding activities for teens to participate in creating hands-on projects […]

By |March 8th, 2016|Blog, Current Events|0 Comments

Tackling Tax Season


Tax season is upon us, once again. That frustrating feeling of, do I have to pay this year or how much will I get back?, always lingers. Tax season is hard every year, especially with all the new laws and information. Seeing your taxes filed can completed on time though is a big relief.

Kern County Library […]

By |February 23rd, 2016|Blog, Current Events|0 Comments

February is Library Lovers Month

With love in the air, the Kern County Library will be playing cupid by inviting you to reunite with a new or old flame…your local library.

Why should you declare your love to Kern County Library? All KCL branches are sanctuaries away from the hustle and bustle of everyday life; they offer security, peace, and quiet, […]

By |February 8th, 2016|Blog, Current Events|0 Comments

How to Sound Like a Super Bowl Expert


The NFL Superbowl is not just a game, its an experience. The mixture of sports, music, family, friends, and food make it the ultimate experience.

Whether you’ll be watching the game, the commercials or waiting for the half-time entertainer, brushing up on some great Super Bowl facts from the past and present to make yourself sound […]

By |February 5th, 2016|Blog, Current Events|0 Comments

You Should Know This About “The Mother of the Freedom Movement”


Thursday, February 4th marks the American observance of Rosa Louise McCauley Parks. On December 5th, 1955, Rosa Parks refused to give up her bus seat in Montgomery, Alabama to a white man. In this moment she became an iconic symbol in the Civil Rights Movement. Below are five interesting facts you should know about “the […]

By |February 4th, 2016|Blog, Current Events|0 Comments

10 Fun Facts About Lewis Carroll


In celebration of a literary icon, we are sharing some interesting and fun facts about one of our favorite authors, Lewis Carroll.

  1. Charles Dodgson published his book, Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland, under the infamous pen name Lewis Carroll.
  2. Carroll, like many other great literary minds, suffered from multiple conditions, including chronic migraines, epilepsy, stammering, partial deafness, and ADHD.
  3. Did […]
By |January 20th, 2016|Blog, Current Events|0 Comments

10 New Year’s Resolutions Only Book Nerds Can Relate To


We know most people’s New Year’s resolutions are usually forgotten within a couple week; we think that this year, you should create resolutions that you are passionate about…books!

  1. Swear to explore your local libraries for free books, eBooks, music, and so much more. All you need is a Kern County Library card…that’s also FREE.
  2. Read a classic novel […]
By |January 15th, 2016|Blog, Current Events|0 Comments

It’s Christmastime!

Christmastime is here! That  means holiday stories and traditions, exciting cooking and baking, and lots of celebration! Check out this selection of titles that include holiday favorites, exciting cookbooks, and fun stories.



Discover Christmas events happening around Kern County at our library branches!

By |September 25th, 2015|Blog, Book Lists, Current Events|0 Comments

“If a Book is Well Written, I Always Find It Too Short.” – Happy Birthday Jane Austen

Let’s celebrate one of the most widely read writers in English literature — Happy Birthday Jane Austen! On December 16th, 1775, Austen was born to a large family with 6 brothers and 1 sister. Typical of child-rearing at the time, Jane was sent along with her sister and closest friend Cassandra to Oxford for her […]

By |September 25th, 2015|Blog, Book Lists, Current Events|0 Comments

Light the Lights! Happy Hanukkah

Hanukkah — the 8-day Jewish festival of lights — celebrates how a band of faithful Jews defeated the Greeks, reclaimed the Holy Temple in Jerusalem, and how a one-day supply of oil that was used to light the temple’s menorah lasted eight days (until more could be produced). On each night of Hanukkah, a candle […]

By |September 25th, 2015|Blog, Book Lists, Current Events|0 Comments