During January, the Olean Public Library will display the exhibit "Making Sense of the Census in New York,” on loan from the Western New York Library Resources Council.
The U.S. Census is the only comprehensive or "complete count" of the entire population of our country. It is the only source of data for ensuring everyone has a voice in Congress. "Representative democracy" is the cornerstone on which this nation was founded, and the census is the tool used by the federal government to preserve equal representation. This exhibit will show the history and importance of the Census.
The online component to the exhibit can be viewed at https://nyheritage.org/exhibits/makingsense-census-new-york.