Staying Safe (and Healthy) at Home

Stay Well at Home Public Health Order (Updated 4/20)

Digital Library | Childcare | COVID-19 Testing | Employment | Local Information | Meal Services

Though the library is closed, we want you to know that we still have plenty of materials accessible from home. We are also working to curate a list of helpful resources for staying safe, healthy, and informed.

Click any of the categories above to jump directly to that section.

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Digital Library

If you have’t before, now is a fantastic time to explore our digital collection. No card? No problem! Residents of the Black Gold Cooperative member libraries service areas can now get immediate 24/7 access to online services through our eCard Registration.

Whether you’re into books, audiobooks, movies, magazines, or even comic books, we’ve got you covered. Setup is simple across many platforms and there are guides available here. For additional assistance, please email us at info@blanchardlibrary.org or call (or text) our Adult Services Librarian at (805) 329-4131.

OverDrive is our primary ebook and eaudiobook platform, with new titles being added regularly and select popular titles available with no wait via the Lucky Day collection. OverDrive makes borrowing and accessing borrowed materials simpler via their Libby app, available on Android and Apple devices.

Hoopla also offers a selection of ebooks, eaudiobooks, and digital comics that are always available. The also have a wide selection of movies, television shows, and music available to stream instantly.

Digital magazines are available through RBDigital, and our patrons may have 24 hours of free access to the New York Times Online by redeeming this code.

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Childcare for Essential Workers

The Ventura Family YMCA has opened its main facility to provide care for all essential workers in need.

For more information, contact Julie O’Brien at (805) 642-2131 or julie.obrien@ciymca.org.

Program flyers are available in English and Spanish.

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COVID-19 Testing

If you are symptomatic please call your primary care doctor for your health questions. Your primary care doctor would make the recommendation for COVID-19 testing.

If you do not have a primary care provider, please visit Find a Doctor through the Ventura County Health Care Agency. You do not need to contact Ventura County Public Health to request a test, and your doctor will contact Public Health if your test is positive.

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Employment and Small Business Assistance

Need assistance but unsure what benefits you’re eligible for? The California Labor and Workforce Development Agency (CALWDA) has created a Summary Chart of benefits for workers impacted by COVID-19 so you can easily find what’s right for you.

The CALWDA website has additional Resources for Employers and Workers, including information on Pandemic Unemployment Assistance and Financial and Technical Assistance for Small Business.

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Local Information

VC Emergency is the official source for Ventura County incident information and it is updated multiple times throughout the day. Go here for up to date details regarding coronavirus in Ventura County and the current terms of the Stay Well at Home Public Health Order.

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Meal Services

The Santa Paula Unified School District and its Child Nutrition Services Team will be providing “Grab n Go” meals for families to pick-up, Monday through Friday, from 10:30am-12:30pm beginning Monday, March 16th.

Parents or students may walk or drive up to carts that will be set up at Glen City and Barbara Webster Elementary to receive one breakfast and one lunch per child ages 1-18 years of age. Meals will be served as “Grab n Go.”

All Children are welcome; they do not have to be SPUSD students, no ID or information is needed, and the children do not need to be present; all Santa Paula families are welcome. For more information, please visit the SPUSD website.

Not in Santa Paula? The Ventura County Office of Education has compiled a list of meal services across the county, available here.

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