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The Census also determines representation in Congress and the Ohio Legislature, and
produces essential information for local government, nonprofit, and business planning.
The Census is also the basic informational tool for genealogists.
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The 2020 Census can be completed online at 2020census.gov. It asks six brief
questions: the number of people living or staying in a home on April 1, 2020; whether
the home is owned with or without a mortgage, rented, or occupied without rent; a
phone number for a person in the home; name, sex, age, date of birth, and race of each
person in the home; whether each person is of Hispanic, Latino, or Spanish origin, and
the relationship of each person to a central person in the home.
Librarians are available to answer any questions about the form and help with the
computers. Everyone counts. Complete the census today.
Shaker Reads – and Builds Readers
While Main Library undergoes its renovation, librarians are busy planning a complementary
summer reading theme – Shaker Builds Readers. The program is designed to help build
consistent reading habits at every age and create a community of readers by getting parents,
caregivers, and children on the same page.
Children’s librarians begin by focusing on early literacy, providing storytimes for babies
through preschoolers. They work to get parents involved, encouraging them to talk to their
children and to read aloud together.
At a recent story time, one captivated child took her very first steps as she toddled to
touch Snowball the bunny. Librarians also introduce parents of preschoolers to exciting
initiatives such as 1,000 Books Before Kindergarten and the Dolly Parton Imagination
Library to help build the reading habit.
Children’s librarians don’t just wait for kids to come to the Library, they go to them by
reading aloud at summer camps, signing campers up for summer reading, and encouraging
them to track their reading. They even bring reading prizes, like necklaces and other
trinkets, to camp. Tina McCauley, director
of the Shaker Schools Summer Exploration,
Learning and Fun (SELF) camp was almost
as excited as the kids with the Library’s
outreach last summer. She reported that
they loved the program and she saw “lots
of them wearing their necklaces proudly
during camp time.”
Librarians also build readers by
connecting kids to the internet through
computers in the children’s rooms and by
lending wifi hotspots for adults to take
home. They recommend audiobooks to help
new English language learners and their
children hear how the words they read are
spoken. Plus they are a great resource for
fun, educational apps for children lucky
enough to have their own electronic devices.