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A community fund on the South Coast has announced more than $680,000 in grants to non-profits in Santa Barbara County.

The Women’s Fund of Santa Barbara is targeting the funding to support the efforts of nine different local groups.

The Santa Barbara Library is writing a new book for itself as coronavirus impacts its services.

The doors to the library are closed, but some staff still remain on duty to handle shipping books out.

One of the greatest challenges facing veterans is getting access to the resources they’re entitled to, but an effort from a South Coast Library system is looking to change that. 

Roughly 20,000 veterans call Santa Barbara County home.

To help them out, the Veteran Connect Program, which opens Friday, is working to bring together information from different service groups to the Central Library location. 

There’s a computer science course on the South Coast that’s teaching kids how to develop computer programs, which is known as coding. These children are attending a weekly class at a local library to become code-savvy.

This is the Coding Club which brings young people to Santa Barbara Central Library’s Tech Lab. These kids are having fun, but they’re also learning skills that can turn them into the next generation of computer programmers.