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  • Stay Put and Read


    “Stay Put and Read” Adult Reading – (March 27-May 1, 2020)

    Shake off the “stay put blues” with a good book.  Just tell us what you are reading each week, and be entered to win a gift card to a local restaurant!  Email to or send a direct message on Facebook, Instagram or Twitter.  Include your name, phone/email, and book(s) read each week.

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  • Have you completed your 2020 Census yet?

    This  past week Census invitations were sent out. It only takes a few minutes to go to to fill it out and be counted.

    What if I have not received my invitation?
    If you have not received your invitation, you can still fill out the form online using your address.

    What if I can’t get online or am having trouble with it online?
    If you or someone you know can’t get online or is having problems, call 1-844-330-2020 to speak with a Census worker who will assist.

    Where can I fill out my Census online or by phone?
    Fill out your census at
    Phone: 1-844-330-2020

    What happens if I don’t respond?
    If you don’t respond online or by phone to the Census invites & reminders, a paper form will be mailed to your home for you to fill out and return. If you don’t respond after that, a Census worker will come to your door to count you.

    Will my responses be private?
    Your Census answers are completely confidential.

    What you need to know about the Census: Your response matters.
    Census results help determine how billions of dollars in federal funding flow into states and communities each year. Health clinics. Fire departments. Schools. Even roads and highways. The census can shape many different aspects of your community.

    Federal funds, grants and support to states, counties and communities are based on population totals and breakdowns by sex, age, race and other factors. Your community benefits the most when the census counts everyone. When you respond to the census, you help your community gets its fair share of the more than $675 billion per year in federal funds spent on schools, hospitals, roads, public works and other vital programs.

    The results determine how many seats in Congress each state gets.

    It’s mandated by the U.S. Constitution in Article 1, Section 2: The U.S. has counted its population every 10 years since 1790.

    Businesses use census data to decide where to build factories, offices and stores, and this creates jobs. Developers use the census to build new homes and revitalize old neighborhoods. Local governments use the census for public safety and emergency preparedness. Residents use the census to support community initiatives involving legislation, quality-of-life and consumer advocacy.

    Learn more about the Census at

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  • Library information during closure (3/20/2020)

    This link will bring you to a list of questions with answers about using the Library while the building is closed. We will update as things change.

    COVID19 Library 3-19-20

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