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Apr 25

Money Smart Week 2016

Posted on April 25, 2016 at 8:11 AM by Allie Lockwood

April is the official National Financial Literacy Month, and this week is Money Smart Week. With that in mind, the State Library has gathered together some information for librarians and patrons.


About Money Smart Week:

Money Smart Week is a public awareness campaign designed to help consumers better manage their personal finances. This is achieved through the collaboration and coordination effort of organizations across the country including businesses, financial institutions, schools, libraries, not-for-profits, government agencies and the media. These groups come together once a year to stress the importance of financial literacy, inform consumers about where they can get help and provide free educational seminars and activities throughout the week. Programming is offered to all demographics and income levels and covers all facets of personal finance from establishing a budget to first time home buying to estate planning. The effort was created by the Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago in 2002.  In 2011, the American Library Association (ALA) partnered with the Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago as part of the expansion of Money Smart Week. 



Programming Ideas and Curriculum Resources for Librarians and Teachers: http://kslib.info/financial-literacy/programming


Patron-focused resources: http://kslib.info/financial-literacy


Finance related books in the statewide Digital Book eLending platforms: http://kslib.info/1176/Financial-Literacy-Digital-Books


LearningExpress Library and Job & Career Accelerator: Find resources to help you brush up on your basic math skills, prepare for a new career or take vocational practice tests.

Online Self-Paced Financial Literacy Reference Course: This no cost online course is available to all librarians who would like to improve their reference strategies and knowledge of financial literacy concepts and resources. The goal of this course is to promote confidence and competence in responding to your library patrons’ questions on personal finance and investment.  http://ifpmedia.org/onlinelearning/sccld_smart_investing/index.html