For immediate release | September 30, 2016

Register for free webinar on how to participate in 2017 Money Smart Week

CHICAGO — Register today for a free webinar on Oct. 14, 2016, to learn how your library can participate in 2017 Money Smart Week, April 22-29. Register at and participate in this hour-long webinar that will provide you with resources, promotional materials, programming ideas and ways to partner with others in your community, campus or school to provide Money Smart Week programming at your library.

Money Smart Week is a national initiative in its seventh year between the American Library Association (ALA) and the Federal Reserve Bank (Chicago) to provide financial literacy programming to help members of your community—retirees, school kids, college students, everyone—better manage their personal finances. In 2016 over 900 libraries in 48 states participated.

Learn from recent participants and veterans how Money Smart Week has been a great success for their libraries and how it can be in yours. Discussions will show how easy it is to convey financial topics to your library users.

Topics presented last year include basic banking services, credit and debt management, estate planning, going green to save, healthy habits that save, identity theft, investment scams, financial fraud, insurance, investing, kids and money, personal finance, preparing for financial emergencies, retirement planning, savvy shopping, small business and entrepreneurship, taxes, teens and money, and unemployment and job transitioning.

Visit the Money Smart Week home page of the Federal Reserve Bank (Chicago) at for additional details about Money Smart Week.

To learn more about Money Smart Week, April 22-29, 2017, and how it can help your library transform your community through financial literacy programming, contact the ALA Chapter Relations Office at 312-280-3200, visit, follow #MoneySmartWeek, and subscribe to the official ALA Money Smart Week e-list at


Don Wood

Program Officer

American Library Association

Chapter Relations Office