Virtual Community Life & Culture Resource Center

Welcome to the City of Ontario’s
Virtual Community Life & Culture Resource Center!

This is your place for fun, education and resources through these wild and turbulent times.

We are committed to ensuring that our resilient community members have resources to maintain healthy lives, grow meaningful relationships and continue to have extraordinary experiences.

 


NEW VIDEO CONTENT!

Click on the image below to watch our interactive video content, created just for you!

 
 
ACCORDION
Staying Active

As our daily lives are filled with more indoor time, there are many ways to stay healthy and active.

All Ages:

For the Kids:  

Senior Activities

Library Resources

NEW Digital Library Card!

The Ontario City Library is excited to introduce the digital card! If you don’t have a library card and would like access to our e-books and other e-resources, you can get a digital card through the library’s catalog webpage. 

Here’s how:

  1. Create a new account here
  2. Select “Ovitt Family Community Library” as your home library and enter your postal code.
  3. Fill out the online form & create your PIN number.
  4. TA-DA! The next screen has your digital library card number. All cards begin with PACREG followed by six digits. (Ex. PACREGXXXXXX). You will need this number and your PIN number to access your account, so make sure to write it down!

You may check out up to 25 items at a time on your new digital library card!

If you need help signing up for your digital card or already have a library card and need help assistance, call the Library at (909) 395-2004 from 9 AM - 5 PM.

CloudLibrary

During this time of social distancing, it's a great time to curl up with a book. CloudLibrary is a great way to get your reading fix without leaving the house and it's absolutely free with your library card. Walk through these step-by-step instructions to get started. 

  1. Download the CloudLibrary APP on your device
  2. Open the APP and select Your Library from the dropdown
  3. Log in by inputting your library card number and you PIN. Your PIN is typically the last four digits of your phone number or your four-digit birth year
  4. Visit the CloudLibrary website and log into your account using your library card number and PIN.
  5. Browse or search until you find a book that interests you. Click on the green "BORROW" button below the cover image.
  6. Go back to your CloudLibrary APP and your book will appear!
Connect with Others

Although we’re all social distancing physically, as humans we need to stay connected emotionally. Try one or two of these out every day.

  • Call a friend or relative you haven’t spoken to in a while to check in.
  • Write a letter.
  • Facetime.
  • Support a local restaurant. Many restaurants are still open for takeout or delivery orders.
  • Support your favorite joints and order food for pick up or try out Doordash or Ubereats and have it brought to you.
  • Take breaks from watching, reading, or listening to news stories, including social media. Hearing about the pandemic repeatedly can be upsetting.
  • Take care of your body. Take deep breaths, stretch, or meditate.
  • Try to eat healthy, well-balanced meals, exercise regularly, get plenty of sleep.
  • Make time to unwind.
  • Connect with others. Talk with people you trust about your concerns and how you are feeling.
  • Mindfulness is a type of meditation in which you focus on being intensely aware of what you’re sensing and feeling in the moment, without interpretation or judgment. Practicing mindfulness involves breathing methods, guided imagery, and other practices to relax the body and mind and help reduce stress.
Virtual Trips & Tours

Take a Virtual Vacation!

Explore the world using Google Earth.  Use Street View to see places like you’re actually there.

Visit one of many museums around the world through their Virtual Tours.

Visit the Aquarium of the Pacific online, and engage with their exhibits and animals virtually.

Check out all of these live animal cameras on Explore.org!

Monterey Bay Aquarium: Watch sharks and other sea life live in their aquarium!

The Bob Baker Marionette Theater shares with you “At Home Happiness” with downloadable activities, special podcasts, instructional puppet making, playlists and videos of past performances. 

Hogwarts Virtual Escape Room: Take a trip to Hogwarts and test your virtual escape room skills!

Aiden Tylers Webcast Series: Quaran-Teen Watch Aiden every Tuesday starting March 24 for his web series Quaran-Teen

Arts & Craft Activities

Turn your home into an Art Studio with these helpful links!

Disney Family has tons of Disney-inspired printable coloring pages, mazes, games, and activities for every age and occasion.  Visit Disney Family Printables.  
 

Downloadable Files

Educational Resources

At-Home Learning Programs

Educating at home can be tricky. Check out these educational programs below!

At-Home Learning educational program schedule. Check your local listing for details.

  • PBS SoCal Pre-K-3rd grade, 5:00 am - 5:00 pm. Visit the PBS SoCal TV schedule.
  • KLCS Pre-K-12th grade, 6:00 am - 6:00 pm, with additional educational programming in the evenings. Visit the KLCS TV schedule.
  • KCET 9th-12th grade, Daytime programming with additional educational programming on PBS SoCal and KLCS digital channels. Visit the KCET TV schedule.
  • KPBS Pre-K-3rd grade from 6:00 - 8:00 am, 4th-8th grades from 8:00 am - 1:00 pm, and 9th-12th grades from 1:00 pm - 6:00 pm. Visit the KPBS TV schedule.

Scholastic Learn At Home!

 

Food & Nutrition

Grocery & Retail Store Times

During this time, local Grocery Stores & Retail hours may have shortened, or have offered Senior hours. Visit Ontarioca.gov/CoronaVirus and click on the dropdown "Grocery & Retail Store Times"
 

Children Meal Programs

 

OMSD’s Family and Collaborative Services website includes tons of food and employment resources.   

The California Department of Education’s (CDE) “CA Meals for Kids” mobile app has been updated to help students and families find meals during COVID-19-related emergency school closures. The app is available for free download through the App Store and Google Play store.

Downloadable Files