2020 Census: Avoiding Fraud and Scams

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The 2020 Census is barely underway and already scams and rumors abound.  Let’s shed some light on some of these scams and rumors.

Real census workers or census forms:

  • Will NEVER ask you for a donation.
  • Will NOT ask you about your bank or credit account numbers.
  • Will NOT ask your citizenship status.
  • Will NOT share your information with law enforcement officials.
  • Will NEVER ask for your Social Security number.
  • Will NEVER ask you about political party affiliations.

If someone visits your home to collect a response for the 2020 Census, you can do the following to verify their identity:

  • First, check to make sure that they have a valid ID badge, with their photograph, a U.S. Department of Commerce watermark, and an expiration date.
  • If you still have questions about their identity, you can call 800-923-8282 to speak with a local Census Bureau representative.
  • You can report suspected fraud to a local Census Bureau Representative by calling     800-923-8282 .

For more information go to https://2020census.gov/en/news-events/rumors.html

 

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From the February 2020 Library Director’s Report

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We are participating in the Michigan Reads, a program funded by the Michigan Humanities Council adult book program: What the Eyes Don’t See by Dr. Mona Hanna-Attisha.

“Here is the inspiring story of how Dr. Mona Hanna-Attisha, alongside a team of researchers, parents, friends, and community leaders, discovered that the children of Flint, Michigan, were being exposed to lead in their tap water—and then battled her own government and a brutal backlash to expose that truth to the world. … At the center of the story is Dr. Mona herself—an immigrant, doctor, scientist, and mother whose family’s activist roots inspired her pursuit of justice.” – Penguin Random House, publisher of What the Eyes Don’t See.

 

Watch for dates and further programming details.

Michigan Ready to Read is a state wide preschool program. The Library of Michigan’s Ready to Read Michigan program encourages reading aloud regularly to children during the early stages of life (birth up to age 5), as it ensures the development of early literacy skills and instills a love of reading.  The program is designed for public librarians to model early literacy skill development directly to families and engage in outreach to early childhood centers, classrooms and daycares throughout their community.” 2020’s Ready to Read Michigan book selection is A Parade of Elephants by Kevin Henkes. Coming to Glennie in March. Watch for dates and further details.

Heritage Skills Summer Workshops: basic skills workshops are in the planning stages–fermentation, foraging, planning, permaculture, etc. The Library Director is currently working on collaborations and resources for this project. Details and scheduling to be announced, what here for updates.

Pop-Up Library Programs: a book and a craft outreach to local campgrounds. If you operate a campground in the Curtis Township area and are interested in hosting a library program, please contact the library director–let’s collaborate!

Curtis Township Library is now a designated Michigan Seed Library. Look for more details coming soon!

 

 

 

 

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Why the Census is Important to You

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According to the U. S. Census Bureau, “The decennial census is the primary source of data on the nation’s population and economy.” Census information is used to apportion how state and federal dollars are distributed, so an under-count of the population could have far-reaching implications–skewing data used to determine how many congressional representatives each state gets and could affect representation in state legislatures and local government bodies. The census shapes how billions of dollars each year are allocated, including funding for schools and hospitals.

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Free or Low Cost Downloadable Reading Materials

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Your favorite library is closed for the holidays? Going through book withdrawal? Try one of these site to download free books.

The Gutenberg project specializes in out of print classics and some audio books as well:

www.gutenberg.org

Bookbub has bargain Books $0-$3.00

www.bookbub.com

Chirp has low cost audio books usually under $5.00

www.chirp.com

Open culture has free books, audio books, movies and even some free college courses.

http://www.openculture.com/

Open library has books that are free to download, sponsorships available

https://openlibrary.org/

Happy reading!

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Michigan’s Crackdown on Robocalls

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The Michigan Department of Attorney General invites all Michigan residents to join the fight against illegal robocalls! 

Spend some time on our robocall webpage to learn all you can about illegal robocalls and their scams and then sign up here to become part of the Robocall Crackdown Team and participate in our resident enforcement program. 

The Michigan Department of Attorney General invites all Michigan residents to join the fight against illegal robocalls! 

Spend some time on our robocall webpage to learn all you can about illegal robocalls and their scams and then sign up here to become part of the Robocall Crackdown Team and participate in our resident enforcement program.   To learn more follow:  Robocalls

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Library Winter Hours will begin 12/2/2019

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The library will close at 5 PM from December 2, 2019 until April 30, 2020

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MICHIGAN Trivia

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Hello there fellow Michigander! How well do you know your state? Let’s test your knowledge with some Michigan Trivia Questions

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FOR SALE: Glennie Cook Books & Glennie Pictorial History Books

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The library has 2 self-published books for sale as part of an ongoing library fundraiser.  A reprint of the Glennie Bicentennial Cookbook  ($10) or Glennie: A Pictorial History ($25)

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Michigan Events Calendar

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Find world-class events to small-town festivals – and everything in between. Pure Michigan has put together a detailed calendar of Michigan events:  Michigan Events Calendar

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