Graphic with state of Ohio filled with people and Census logo below it
November 21, 2019

The State Library of Ohio is pleased to announce the creation of the Census Resources for Libraries web page. For the first time in United States history, the forthcoming Census will offer an online option to respond. In Ohio, there are many libraries that serve areas with limited internet connectivity and have historically been challenging for the Census Bureau to count. As community hubs with internet access, libraries will play a critical role in ensuring all Ohioans are counted.  Libraries are essential to every community, campus, student, and patron that come through its doors or connects online.

The State Library of Ohio wants to make sure all Ohio libraries and library staff have the resources they need to be prepared for Census programming, outreach, and patron questions.  The Census Resource for Libraries web page provides a wealth of information and links including a Census timeline, dispelling Census myths, marketing and promotional tools, and potential partners. The page will be updated regularly as more information and resources come out.

For questions or suggestions for the page, please contact Erin Kelsey, library consultant at the State Library of Ohio at ekelsey@library.ohio.gov.

Media Contact:

Marsha McDevitt-Stredney, Public Information Officer and Director, Marketing & Communications (614) 644-6875 marshams@library.ohio.gov