Libraries and Census 2020

Last updated: January 14, 2020

Introduction to the Issue: 

The 2020 Census is rapidly approaching and it will be very important for libraries to help maximize participation throughout Illinois. Our representation in Congress, as well as federal funding, including LSTA funding that supports library system delivery, shared catalogs, and per capita grants, depend on an accurate census count.

This page will help alert libraries to the latest census developments. RAILS will add additional resources as they become available, including information about upcoming training for libraries.

Libraries are invited to share their success stories promoting the census and any other comments below.

What Can You Do?: 

Are you wondering how your library can integrate the Census into your existing programming for young children? Download a printable Pre-K Storybook!

https://census.gov/content/dam/Census/programs-surveys/sis/resources/2020/prek_storybook_english_printable.pdf

Other Resources: