For immediate release | March 31, 2011

For Money Smart Week @ your library, April 2-9, Mason-Crest donating "Junior Library of Money" set

CHICAGO - The American Library Association is pleased to announce that Mason Crest Publishers will be donating one of its new "Junior Library of Money" sets to one of the libraries participating in Money Smart Week @ your library. In addition, Mason Crest is offering a 25 percent discount to all ALA members who purchase the full set of books for Money Smart Week @ your library.

The "Junior Library of Money" series teaches young adults about money skills. It contains 14 volumes and is targeted for kids 12 and older. Examples of titles in the series include: "Cost of Living," "Banking Basics," "Investing Money," "Sustainable Lifestyles in a Changing Economy" and "Understanding Credit." Dr. Brigette Madrian of Harvard University’s Kennedy School of Government served as consultant for the series. School Library Journal published a positive review of the series.

Money Smart Week @ your library is a partnership of the Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago and the American Library Association to expand the successful 10-year Money Smart Week program to libraries throughout the country.

The winning library will be chosen during Money Smart Week at random by staff of the Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago. ALA members who wish to receive the 25 percent discount can use coupon code $SMART when purchasing direct through Mason Crest at

For more information about the ‘Junior Library of Money’ series contact Michelle Luke,

Mason Crest Publishers PR director, (812) 604-1603,


Michael P Dowling