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  • Armed Forces Day Program and Vet Now Presentation

    NEWS RELEASE
    April 29, 2021
    Armed Forces Day Program and Vet Now Presentation


    In honor of Armed Forces Day, the City of Santa Maria Public Library is pleased to present an aviation-themed craft kit and a Zoom video conference presentation of a new online service, VetNow.

    The Library will have a limited number of kits. Each kit contains a wood model aircraft kit, a journal, VetNow bookmark, and an 8th edition of the Veterans Resource Guide from the California Department of Veterans Affairs. Registration will begin Monday, May 3rd and kits will be available for pickup beginning Monday, May 10th through Friday, May 15th at the Library, located at 421 South McClelland Street. Patrons may register on the Events Calendar at www.cityofsantamaria.org/Library or by calling the Library at (805) 925-0994. 

    VetNow is a free online service that supports job seekers, veterans, and their families with all stages of job searching, employment transition assistance, navigating Veterans Administration, preparing for standardized tests, and building marketable academic skills. The meeting will take place on Armed Forces Day, Saturday, May 15th at 3:00 p.m. via Zoom video conferencing.

    The presentation and kits are supported in whole or in part by the U.S. Institute of Museum and Library Services under the provisions of the Library Services and Technology Act, administered in California by the State Librarian.

    The Santa Maria Public Library’s main Library, branch Libraries and Bookmobile are open for Grab and Go service in accordance with the local health emergency declared by the County.  Passport services are available by appointment at the main Library. The Library also offers 24/7 digital resources including downloadable eBooks, movies, magazines, and audiobooks. Online databases and programs, email reference service, veterans’ resources, updates about the Library’s operations and more are available online at www.cityofsantamaria.org/Library. Patrons may also apply for a free Library card online.