Ocean County, NJ — In support of the 2020 United States Census on April 1, the Ocean County Library will offer practical workshops and informative lectures, presented by the U.S. Census Bureau, at various branches through March. Discussions include methods to achieve accurate population counts, how census information is used and the value of participation. Workshops will offer instruction to everyone interested in working within the Census Bureau
“What Does Toms River, Ocean County Census Data Show?” will be discussed Thursday, Jan. 30, at the Toms River branch. A U.S. Census Bureau data specialist will demonstrate how to use the bureau’s “American Community Survey” digital tool. Participants are welcome to bring laptops for practical experience.
“Census Business Builder” is the topic of a talk Tuesday, Feb. 11, at 2 p.m. at the Lacey branch. A bureau dissemination specialist will showcase application of the Census Business Builder tool for small business.
The Toms River branch hosts “An Accurate Count for the 2020 Census in Ocean County” on Monday, Feb. 24. Attendees will discuss the impact of county and municipal response rates on Ocean County’s federal funding and congressional representation for the next 10 years. Application information for temporary part-time census jobs will be provided.
Census Jobs Workshops are scheduled Friday, Feb. 28, at 2 p.m. and Thursday, March 12, at 2 p.m. at the Toms River branch. Participants can learn how to apply for opportunities offering excellent pay, flexible hours and paid training. A recruiter will be available.
On Monday, March 23, at 2 p.m., the Toms River branch hosts “The 2020 Census and Why We Should Participate.” Attendees can learn the census’ role in maximizing federal dollars and congressional representation, plus Ocean County population counts and traits dating back to 1850. Application information for temporary part-time census jobs will be provided.
“You Count: Census 2020” is discussed Tuesday, March. 24 at 2 p.m. at the Long Beach Island branch in Surf City. Attendees can learn why the census is important, how to answer census questions, and steps being taken to protect information.
Additional discussions and workshops may be scheduled. To register, call the Toms River branch, 732-364-5900; Lacey branch, 609-693-8566; Long Beach Island branch, 609-494-2480; or visit theoceancountylibrary.org/events.