Wednesday, February 15, 2012

Save the Date! Money Smart Week® @Your Library April 21-28, 2012

WV libraries can join the libraries in over 30 states that participated in Money Smart Week® @Your Library in 2011 and are working on their 2012 plans right now! The WV Money Smart Week planning committee sent a set of posters, flyers and entry forms to each library and middle school in the state. These forms can also be found at The WV Money Smart Facebook: and where the Student Essay Contest materials can be found online.

Money Smart Week® @Your Library’s mission is to promote personal financial literacy. Libraries of all types have participated in Money Smart Week, partnering with community groups, financial institutions, government agencies, educational organizations and other financial experts to help consumers learn to better manage their personal finances, but remember no selling of services!.

Money Smart Week® @Your Library April 21-28, 2012 is the perfect time to promote your library as a necessity for the economic well-being of your community by holding programs and activities for all ages. Public libraries are encouraged to offer free educational seminars during this week. Suggested topics for programs:

*Document Destruction and a “Shred Fest”
*Retirement Planning
*Smart Investments, see
*Financial Record keeping
*Money Saving Travel Tips – presented by a travel agent or an AAA representative
*Coupon Tips for Moms while story time uses a book such as Just Saving My Money by Mercer Meyer
*Teen programs can be fun: manicures using green nail polish; make duct tape wallets
*Home Energy Evaluations
*How to Save Money with Simple Car Repairs
*How to Find a Job & Write a Resume with Job & Career Accelerator found on
*Study for teaching, nursing, plumbing, CDL certification with LearningExpressLibrary found on

More information for Money Smart Week® @Your Library

Money Smart Week® @ Your Library
Resources & Programs 9 pages of resource and program ideas:

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