On Wednesday, January 15, the Berks County Public Libraries were honored with an award for innovative programming and outreach in support of the 2020 Census in Berks County.
The award was presented at the official opening of the Reading Area Census Office by Berks County Commissioner, Kevin Barnhardt, Chair of the Berks County Complete Count Committee.
The Berks County Public Libraries have created counting themed Story Time kits that will be circulated to libraries throughout the county in addition to information materials created in-house that are available in English and Spanish. The 19 system member libraries will also feature the link to complete the Census on their website and directly on desktop computers for easy access.
“We recognize that the Census is a vitally important community project that will have far reaching impacts for the next 10 years” said Amy Resh, System Administrator of Berks County Public Libraries. “The Berks County Public Libraries are positioned to serve the community as central reference points for the 2020 Census. People seeking information about the Census and those wanting to respond electronically can turn to their local library for help.”