"The federal census, mandated by the U.S. Constitution, takes place every 10 years to determine the number of seats each state has in the U.S. House of Representatives — it's a process based on population that is known as apportionment — and as a way to distribute the billions of federal dollars that local communities receive."

​"With Berkshires 'losing people,' residents being counted on to comply with census"

The Berkshire Eagle

​Dec 7, 2019


The Athenaeum will be an official United States Census 2020 fill-out site.

Our first informational event is hosted by Berkshire Regional Planning is on Tuesday, February 11, 6-7pm.

Check back for more events. These events will also be announced in the next few Becket Bulletins, Facebook, and in our newsletters.


Becket and Washington's Community Library

The Becket Athenaeum

413-623-5483 / info@bwlibrary.org