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Online Census Efforts
Libraries are trusted messengers, and up until recently, were playing a big role in sharing information about the census to our patrons. Now that most libraries are closed due to COVID-19, we are moving our census messaging efforts online.
You can also find Census FAQs on who to count and links to how patrons can respond by phone in other languages or read translated web pages from the Census Bureau. For information on services for people who are deaf or hard of hearing, call the TDD number at 844.467.2020. For questions about responding to the 2020 Census, call 844.330.2020, from 6 a.m.–noon.
Complete the Census Online Now
Census reminder letters began arriving in mailboxes during the past two weeks. This the first year residents can complete the census online. Online completion is encouraged because it eliminates the need for door-to-door follow-up in May. If you did not receive your letter to fill out the census, no worries – just go to https://my2020census.gov/, enter your address, and start. The process is easy and takes less than 10 minutes to complete.
Helpful Census Toolkits
Public Narrative has created/provided some helpful tools to raise awareness of the census and help reach hard-to-count populations. Utilize and share the resources below!
Digital Free Library Books from MidAmerica Books
We have been given free access to these during this shelter-at-home time period that can possibly assist children with some of their online school work.
You should first click the link and then can search what you are searching for by:
– Grade Group
– Title by Alphabet
Coronavirus (Covid-19) Updates
The Coronavirus (COVID-19) situation is evolving daily, and due to the State-Mandated order of all public and private schools to close, public libraries are also closing, to help mitigate risks and do their part to prevent the spread of this virus.
First, thinking of the public is first in situations like this, is the most important.
Due to this, the Dolton Public Library will be closed as of Tuesday, March 17, 2020.
Please keep posted to our Library Website as to when we will re-open
Until further notice, all library programs and meetings have been cancelled. We apologize for this inconvenience. Wishing all to be healthy & safe.