Ensuring an accurate census count is extremely important for our state. Results will determine each community's political representation and share of federal funding throughout the next decade, including funding for libraries and library systems.
We created a toolkit of information to assist your library in helping ensure a complete and accurate count in Illinois.
The U.S. Census Bureau has a large variety of outreach materials available. We have combed through much of it and categorized them for your use.
The drop-down lists below include general information and FAQs; info on confidentiality of census data; a link to the Census Bureau's YouTube channel; customizable social media content and graphics; reproducible flyers and posters with info on reaching different HTC groups: children, older adults, different races/ethnicities, the homeless, renters, rural audiences, migrant workers, etc.; handouts for libraries and small businesses; a sample census questionnaire in English and Spanish, and more.