For immediate release | December 14, 2010

Plan a financial literacy program at your library with the help of PLA’s January webinar

CHICAGO – At 1 p.m. CST on Jan. 19, the Public Library Association (PLA) will host a live, hour-long webinar, “Right on the Money: Financial Literacy @ your library,”as part of PLA’s “Public Libraries at Work” monthly webinar series.

Attendees will learn how to offer a financial literacy program at their libraries, including how to train volunteer tutors and how to draw patrons in for financial management coaching.

The webinar will be led by Fernando Cordova, Holly Fulghum-Nutters and Pat Jarvis, all staff of Project Read, a South San Francisco initiative promoting lifelong learning. These presenters will share their experience of creating a Financial Well-Being program for their community and will offer program development tips to attendees. The Project Read program included financial coaching for adults as well as financial story times for children.

A financial literacy program not only offers rewarding volunteer opportunities for community members, it also impacts the lives of patrons struggling to understand and make the most of their money.

Cost to attend the “Right on the Money: Financial Literacy @ your library,” webinar is $28 (PLA Members), $31.50 (ALA Members) and $35 (Nonmembers). Groups of any size can register for $129.

For more information about PLA, contact the PLA office at (800) 545-2433, ext. 5PLA, or visit PLA’s website at PLA is a division of the American Library Association. PLA’s core purpose is to strengthen public libraries and their contribution to the communities they serve. Its mission is to enhance the development and effectiveness of public library staff and public library services.


Amy Sargent