Reference Booksin your library can give you authoritative dependable information quickly. Your local library keeps on hand medical and pharmaceutical handbooks, consumer buying guides, subject-specific encyclopedias, atlases and many more information-at-your-fingertips materials. Reference books cannot be checked out of the library, so they are always there for you to use. Ask your librarian for help; that is what librarians like to do most.
Federal Government - information by topic is available at: http://www.usa.gov/
US Senate - 2 senators from PA: Find your senators here.
US House of Representatives - 19 congressmen from PA: Find your representative here.
Social Security Administration - information by topic is available at: http://www.ssa.gov/
The State of Pennsylvania - official website: www.pa.gov.
State Senators (4) and State Legislators (9) - representing Berks County, listed by municipality: www.legis.state.pa.us/
Office of Commonwealth Libraries - within the PA Department of Education: www.statelibrary.state.pa.us/portal/server.pt/community/commonwealth_libraries/7225
Voter ID Law - The Pennsylvania Department of State's online voting information and resource center: http://www.votespa.com
Berks County Commissioners - 3 commissioners, elected at-large:
Berks County Election Services - Voting information, voter registration, polling places, candidates, election results, more. http://www.co.berks.pa.us/elections/site/default.asp
Townships & Municipalities
Local governments are responsible for water & sewage, police, parks &recreation, building codes, street maintenance and other local services.
School Districts - 18 school districts in Berks County: Find a link to your local school district here.