Community Health, Youth Voices
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.