A Message From The Director
As our communities feel the impact of COVID-19, we are doing what we can to slow the virus’ spread. We practice social distancing, we wash our hands ALOT and we look out for our neighbors. Here’s one more thing we can do — complete the 2020 Census!
It’s more crucial than ever that every New Yorker fill out the Census and get counted. An accurate count of our state’s population ensures government leaders at every level invest in our needs and determines how much money New Yorkers receive out of the billions of dollars in federal funding for healthcare, schools, and housing, among other resources.
Encouraging an accurate count for the 2020 Census is just one way the Kirkland Town Library is committed to helping our community during this unprecedented time.
Filling out the 2020 Census is fast, easy, and confidential. In as little as 10 minutes, you can help determine the funding and Congressional representation New York will receive for the next 10 years. Please visit the Census website below or call 844-330-2020 to respond today.
Thank you for helping shape the future of our community!
Anne Debraggio, Director
Response Rate as of 3/31/20:
New York State 33.1%
Oneida County 38.2%
Town of Kirkland 39.5% (Keep us on top… complete the census!)
Walk, run or skip one-half a kilometer from the Cider Mill (where the sidewalk ends) to the library (where everything else begins). Then, stay for free classes and activities for your mind and body.
Registration fee is $5 per person; $10 family maximum. Knit hats are available for $5 (while supplies last). Pre-register at the library or download a registration form.
File your taxes for free one-on-one with an IRS certified tax preparer. If you live in Oneida or Herkimer County with a household income up to $60,000 you could qualify. Schedule your free appointment at one of the many locations, including the Kirkland Town Library, by visiting www.unitedwayvgu.org/freetaxprep, by calling 2-1-1 or by calling 1-844-342-5211.
Memoir doesn’t have to cover decades to tell a story. Sometimes a single moment, vividly depicted, illuminates a life. In this workshop, freelance writer and instructor Linda Lowen will help participants write short 200-word pieces and discover less is more. Space is limited; contact the library to sign up.