MOSINEE – The 2020 U.S. Census will be here before you know it, and adults can learn why it is so important and how they can be part of this once-in-a-decade initiative during a free, informational session on Dec. 5 from 6 p.m. to 7 p.m. at the Marathon County Public Library’s Mosinee Branch, 123 Main St., Mosinee. A second, identical info session will be held on Dec. 9 from 3-4 p.m.

Every 10 years, the United States government attempts to count every person living in the country. The information gathered from the census helps determine how many state and local representatives an area gets, how much federal funding it receives, and more. A local representative from the U.S. Census Bureau will provide a preview of the upcoming census and what exactly happens on Census Day, scheduled for April 1, 2020. They will also explain why participation is so important and different ways the community can get involved.

This event is free and open to adults, with no registration required. For more information, call 715-693-2144 or visit

Illustration courtesy Marathon County Public Library.