Artesia Public Library
*Effective March 13, 2020 the Artesia Public Library is closed to the public until further notice.*
Welcome to the Artesia Public Library
The modern public library supports life long learning, advances knowledge creation, and strengthens its community. It provides the tools and resources to support creativity, research, and problem-solving while asking and answering questions that challenge patron assumptions. Both the physical and virtual library spaces encourage patrons to engage with information, process it, reflect on it, have conversations about it, and develop new ideas. The Artesia Public Library is such a library; bringing people, information, and ideas together to create opportunities.
Once the library reopens, we will have computers available for you to use to fill out the 2020 Census at the library. In addition, our staff can answer your questions about the 2020 Census and we will host Census Assistance sessions at the library.
About the 2020 Census
The 2020 Census counts every person living in the 50 United States, District of Columbia and five U.S. Territories. The census provides critical data that lawmakers, business owners, teachers, and many others use to provide daily services, products, and support for you and your community. Census data provides financial assistance to health Care, food assistance programs, public education, libraries and community development. Plus federal funding for transportation, housing, and small business development.
Visit the 2020 Census Website
Visit the NM Counts 2020 Website
How to Respond
By April 1, 2020, every home will receive an invitation to participate in the 2020 Census. You will have three options for responding:
• By phone (1-844-330-2020) English/ (1-844-468-2020) Spanish
• By mail
In mid-March, households will begin receiving official Census Bureau mail with detailed information on how to respond to the 2020 Census.
To get adult program, event, and services information directly to your phone, text @apladult to 81010.
April 20. Bring a sack lunch and join us for a discussion of "A Land More Kind Than Home" by Wiley Cash. Pick up your copy of the book today at the Artesia Public Library. Please visit our website calendar for additional information.