Census 2020 – closer than you think!

It’s just over one year until the 2020 Census takes place – April 1st, 2020.

Of course, not all census activities take place on THAT day.  Much happens in the lead up before April 1st, and survey results are collected for a few months after that day.

Sno-Isle Libraries will be playing a number of roles throughout the process.  We will be key participants in the Complete Count Committees for Snohomish and Island Counties.  Census Bureau employees will be holding hiring information sessions at some of our locations.  New for this census is that the survey will be taken online – meaning we will definitely be seeing people in the libraries needing assistance!

Over the next few months, we’ll be planning the best way to meet the needs of our customers, whether it’s a link on the public computer desktops, dedicated census computers, drop-in sessions, or…?  We will also provide information and training for staff to ensure we’re ready.

I receive email updates from the Census Bureau, and will share interesting tidbits here in this blog.  For example, here is how people will be notified it’s time to take the census survey:

How the 2020 Census will invite everyone to respond[Source: U.S. Census Bureau]

Stay tuned for more updates in the coming months!

 

~Anne

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