Public libraries are often seen as important pillars of knowledge and sources of civic pride. But in Kern County, they are struggling to keep their doors open. Now, voters have a chance to establish a dedicated funding stream for their libraries for the first time.
A June 7th vote on Measure F could be a test of community support for their library system.
At the Beale Memorial Library in Bakersfield, Seven-year-old Emmy Sperber practices her reading as her father Jason looks on.