Money Smart Week is a national initiative held from April 21-28, 2018, and is a partnership between the American Library Association and the Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago to provide financial literacy programming to help members of your community better manage their personal finances. Libraries of all types participate, providing programming for all ages and all stages of life on topics such as: basic budgeting, managing debt, and how to prevent identity theft, to name a few.
The Plano Public Library is joining in by hosting events next week in English and Spanish. The events are part of a larger exploration being held throughout Spring and Summer of 2018 called “Thinking Money: A Financial Expedition.”
Thinking Money: The Art of Money
April 21, 2018, 3:00 PM - 4:00 PM @ Haggard Library
Get ready for money making mania as we explore what money looks like around the world and then create our own currency designs. Who will you put on your dollar bills?
– All ages
Thinking Money: Las cuatro “C’s” del Credito
April 26, 2018, 6:30 PM - 7:30 PM @ Harrington Library
En este programa hablaremos sobre las “C” del credito. Cuales son y como le afectan. Tambien hablaremos sobre el report de credito. Consejos pare aumentar su puntacion. Presentado por Transformance, un servicio de educación financier y gestión de deudas sin fines de lucro.
Thinking Money: Art Shop
April 28, 2018, 3:00 PM - 4:00 PM @ Haggard Library
What can you create with $5.00? Browse our art shop for supplies to make your masterpiece! With play money received at the store entrance, purchase paper, markers, glue, and scissors, and perhaps even some specialty supplies to make your work of art spectacular. Spend however you like, but budget wisely.
– All ages
Thinking Money: Kick Off Celebration
May 21, 2018, 4:00 PM - 7:00 PM @ Haggard Library
Celebrate the opening of Thinking Money at the Haggard Library. Thinking Money is a museum quality traveling exhibition with an adventure themed storyline, interactive iPad content, and other fun, hands-on activities that let you explore the exhibit. Visit the exhibit and participate in some make-and-take money learning activities.
– All ages
More “Thinking Money” events can be found on the Spring Plano Library Engage brochure (link) on pages 4-5.
The events are made possible in thanks to a grant from FINRA Investor Education Foundation and American Library Association whose support made this exhibition possible.