Pleas win $723,000 for libraries

  • [photo by Gary Meyer, The Mountain Enterprise]

    [photo by Gary Meyer, The Mountain Enterprise]

Curbside service doesn’t restore Frazier Park Library as a focus of the Mountain Community’s vibrant cultural life, but it is a start.

“No branches will be closed,” Kern County Administrator Ryan Alsop told the board of supervisors Tuesday, Aug. 4.

He said that adding $722,990 to the library budget allows four branches, including Frazier Park Library, to be added to the seven currently providing curbside service. That was a small but welcome win for all those who provided comments and pleas to the supervisors during this budget round.

Another hearing is scheduled for just before the Kern County Board of Supervisors final vote on the budget, Tuesday, Aug. 25 at 9 a.m.

Kern County residents have been warned that “anything can happen” before the final vote, and often has, according to…(please see below to view full stories and photographs)

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The beautiful Frazier Park Library is sitting empty, dark and quiet again this month, as residents, students and groups that enjoy meeting there miss the lively pre-covid fun they shared within these walls.

Kern County Chief Administrative Officer Ryan Alsop was adamant August 4 that there is no plan to close any library branch permanently.

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