Mayor enlists Brooklyn Public Library to help with Census count
Your local Brooklyn Public Library branch will be playing a pivotal role in the 2020 Census.
Mayor Bill de Blasio announced on Aug. 1 that NYC Census 2020, the city’s Census outreach campaign, is pumping $1.4 million into a partnership between the city and its three library systems — the Brooklyn Public Library, the New York Public Library and the Queens Public Library — to ensure that all New Yorkers are counted.
Among other things, libraries will be assisting New Yorkers in filling out the Census form, which will be online for the first time in 2020. Libraries will also help get the word out about the Census to immigrant communities and host informational sessions about the importance of the Census, officials said.
“Our partnership with the public library system will help all New Yorkers stand up and be counted,” de Blasio said in a statement.