US Census Day
Wednesday, April 1-11:00am-2:00pm
Every 10 years, the U.S. Census Bureau conducts a census to count every resident in the United States. The 2020 Census will count everyone who lives in the United States as of April 1, 2020 (Census Day). Census statistics help determine the number of seats each state holds in the U.S. House of Representatives and how billions of dollars in federal funds will be allocated by state, local and federal lawmakers every year for the next 10 years. As little as a 1% undercount would result in the State of Illinois losing $19,557,435 per year for a decade—a total loss of $195,574,350. School lunches. Plans for highways. Support for firefighters and families in need. Census results affect your community every day. On April 1 our staff will be available to help you fill out the census questionnaire and answer any questions you may have. Professional researcher, Jane Haldeman, will also be available to consult and help you find information about your family members for free. As a special bonus, the library will be giving away free DNA kits (while supplies last!).