Census 2020 Information for Libraries

The 2020 Census deadline is September 30!

Public libraries can help MOVE THE COUNT before the September 30 deadline:

  • Ask patrons if they have completed the census.
  • Offer to show them the website to complete the census; OR
  • Offer them the toll free number to complete the census by telephone.
  • Share social media posts about the importance of the census on the library’s social media accounts.

Complete the census at My2020Census.gov or by calling 844-330-2020.

State Librarian Jennifer Chilcoat shares how to get the word out:


View a recorded session of a live session hosted at the Fayetteville Public Library.

The training covers how to guide patrons through the Census form online. It also provides information that patrons may have questions about, including non-traditional living arrangements like couch surfing, children living with grandparents or other relatives, and children who are away at college.