Ohio’s libraries are gearing up for the 2020 Census
A sign for the 2020 Census displayed in the Columbus Metropolitan Library's Main Library in downtown Columbus.
Guest blog: Kirstin Krumsee, State Library of Ohio
For the first time in United States history, the internet will be the primary method the federal government will use to collect data from households. With over 1,400 internet connected computers all over Ohio, many in areas that otherwise have limited internet connectivity, Ohio’s public libraries are uniquely situated to assist their communities in completing the 2020 Census.
In addition to providing computers for completing the Census, many Ohio public libraries are hosting open houses and specific Census day events to encourage people to come to the library to complete their Census forms. Over the last several months, a number of libraries have also hosted Census job recruiters and training events for newly hired Census workers. Here are just a few of the other activities Ohio’s libraries are engaged in regarding the 2020 Census:
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