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How do Arvin youth use the library?

The Kern County Board of Supervisors is considering privatizing libraries and other public services to make up for county revenues they say are lost as a result of the fall in oil prices. South Kern Sol uses the Arvin branch library as a central meeting place for youth reporters to meet one to two days per week. Youth reporters say how the library impacts their lives. “[At home] I can’t concentrate as much because I have distractions around me. Another reason [I go to the library] is to get away from family problems. I like coming to the library when things get tough and not anywhere else, because the library is quiet and calm…” More responses are on South Kern Sol.

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This entry was posted on April 2, 2015 by in Opinion, South Kern Sol and tagged , .

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