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RCLS Census Guide: Tools & Resources

All things Census related concerning RCLS member libraries.


Use these tools and resources to get the word out about the Census. Find more at

Form Questions

2020 Census Informational Bilingual Questionnaire

This is a sample of the paper questionnaire that will be used during the 2020 Census. This version excludes the URL and contact information.

Please note: You cannot use this sample form to respond to the 2020 Census.

Invitation Letter

This is a sample of the invitation letter homes will receive inviting them to respond to the 2020 Census. Most areas of the country will be invited to respond online. Areas less likely to respond online will receive a paper questionnaire with their invitation, but can still choose to respond online.

Library Aware

RCLS has created templates in LibraryAware that are easy to edit, and will automatically use your library's branding. Don't have a LibraryAware account? Contact Martha Sullivan at RCLS: msullivan (at)




Awareness Posters - Confidentiality

Explain that census responses are safe and confidential.

Personal Stories

Meet Cecilia, Shaping the Future of Libraries
Cecilia, a librarian in Santa Monica, California, believes that libraries are more than just stacks of books. They provide essential
programs and services for every segment of the population.
Rodney Robinson, the 2019 National Teacher of the Year, knows that the 2020 Census will help us invest in our children's future.