"Money Smart Week @ your library" is a national initiative in its fourth year between the ALA and the Federal Reserve Bank (FRB; Chicago) to provide financial literacy programming to help members of your community better manage their personal finances. Libraries of all types can and do participate, providing programming for all ages and all stages of life on topics such as: basic budgeting; managing student debt; retirement planning; home purchasing; saving money through couponing; and how to prevent identity theft. In 2013 500 public, academic, school, and even prison libraries in 47 states participated. So mark your calendars to participate April 5-12, 2014!
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If you’re attending the 2014 ALA Midwinter Meeting:
Sunday, January 26, 2014
Money Smart Week @ Your Library, 1:00-2:30 p.m., Pennsylvania Convention Center, 120 A
In 2013 libraries in 47 states participated in Money Smart Week @ your library. Come hear how your library and your state can participate in Money Smart Week @ your library, April 5-12 in 2014. This national initiative from ALA and the Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago helps consumers of all ages improve their financial literacy. All types of libraries can participate. Learn about partnership opportunities, resources, and programming ideas.
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