ALA Unit/Subunit: ALA
Meeting Type: Program
Cost: Included with full conference registration.
Since 2009, American Library Association has partnered with the Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago to sponsor Money Smart Week®. This national initiative, which now includes additional partners such as the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau provides financial education programming to help members of your community better manage their personal finances. Libraries of all types can and do participate in Money Smart Week, providing programming for all ages and all stages of life on financial topics such as basic budgeting, managing student debt, teaching financial literacy to teens, retirement planning, home purchasing, saving money through couponing, and how to prevent identity theft. ALA and its partners make it easy for libraries to participate with tips and guides on successful programming done by peer libraries; free posters, bookmarks, and other promotional materials; and the opportunity to be part of national and local contests- such as Money Smart Kids Essay Contest, Geocache for Cash, Big Read, and others. Isn’t it time your library became a Money Smart Week library?