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Here's the latest news from YOUR library:

ZOOM BOARD MEETING TODAY CANCELLED
Why? No quorum.

WHAT DO YOU WANT THE LIBRARY TO
DO FOR YOU?
This is an unprecedented time in our lives; information and guidelines change on a daily basis. I've been monitoring communications from library systems, government websites, media channels, and other news sources to try to gather accurate, up-to-date information to share with staff, Board trustees, and you! Is there something you think we should be doing right now? Let me know via phone or email!

A TIP TO FILE UNEMPLOYMENT BENEFITS
This is not an endorsement, but a recent segment on the TODAY show highlighted a FREE app to file state unemployment benefits. An app called DoNotPay features a chatbot that asks you the necessary questions to apply. CEO Joshua Browder and his employees developed the app to automate the unemployment process for all 50 states, which all have different filing systems. DoNotPay takes your answers and mails a PAPER application which "surprisingly can get faster results than applying online" according to Browder. For those concerned about sharing that type of personal data with DoNotPay , Browder said it will not be retained by the company. "We don't actually store any of the data ourselves," he said. "We inject it in the form, and then it disappears." These are the questions you will need to answer:
  • Social Security number
  • Home address and mailing address (if different)
  • Telephone number
  • Email address
  • Your bank name, address, account number and routing number for direct deposit
  • Employer's name, address and phone number
  • First and last day worked with employer
  • Reason for leaving
  • Pension or severance package information (if applicable)

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Stay Safe; stay healthy.
Nancy Ashbrook, Executive Director
847-683-3216 to leave a message or
email me at nashbrook@ellajohnsonlibrary.org
Let's make the
Ella Johnson Library District a
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Respond to the 2020 Census online, by phone, or by mail.
You Can Still Respond April 1st is a Reference Date, Not a Deadline Date
The goal of the 2020 Census is a complete and accurate count of everyone living in the United States and its five territories. You should count yourself at the place where you are living and sleeping most of the time as of April 1, 2020 (Census Day).

For some, this is straightforward. But others—including college students, service members, and people in health care facilities—may have questions about where they should count themselves or how they should respond. Other circumstances can cause confusion as well, such as moving, having multiple residences, having no permanent address, living in a shelter, or living at a hotel or RV park.

For more details about where people are counted, view the  Official Residence Criteria  for the 2020 Census.
PAPERBACK BOOK EXCHANGE
NEW: Shelf for Kids Books!
Mondays, Wednesdays, Fridays
10 AM - 1 PM, Weather Permitting

One of the bottom shelves on our mobile Paperback Book Exchange is now devoted to children's books. Take one, two, or a handful to read at your own pace. Bring them back, pass them on, or keep them. It's up to you!
We've tried to give you the most accurate information available, but it's always wise to call first!
Support Our Local Restaurants Updated 4/15/20
In an effort to encourage people to support local businesses during the Coronavirus pandemic, we’re providing a list of restaurants that are open for take-out and delivery.