Money Smart Week
Become Money Smart!
Participate in "Money Smart Week @ your library," a national initiative in its fourth year between the ALA and the Federal Reserve Bank (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!
Learn More at the Money Smart Week National Site
Visit the Money Smart Week home page for additional details about the latest Money Smart Week.
Promote Money Smart Week
In 2014, we anticipate providing similar promotional materials and opportunities as in 2013 (e.g., Help promote your participation in 2013 Money Smart Week by ordering promotional materials by February 6, 2013), so please continue to look here for information and Continue to follow Money Smart Week / CRO on Twitter: #moneysmartweek
Programs about Money Smart Week
If you are attending the 2014 ALA Midwinter Meeting in Philadelphia, be sure to attend the program Money Smart Week @ Your Library, Sunday, January 26, 1:00-2:30 p.m., Location: TBA. Find out about all the successful 2013 MSW events libraries sponsored and learn what's planned for 2014, and how your library can participate!
Learn More from Past Webinars and Other Presentations
For past webinars, visit Money Smart Week Webinars. (The most recent webinar was presented on October 10, 2013, and the archive is now available.)
Subscribe to the Official Money Smart Week E-list
- Go to http://lists.ala.org/sympa/info/mswlibrary
- Choose “Subscribe” from the left-hand column and provide your e-mail address
- First-time subscribers will be required to provide a password
- If you would like to unsubscribe to the list, click here: http://lists.ala.org/sympa/sigrequest/mswlibrary
When is the Next Money Smart Week?
Once again!: MSW will be held April 5-12 in 2014!