For immediate release | September 9, 2014

Register for free webinar on how to participate in 2015 Money Smart Week @ your library

CHICAGO — Register today for a free webinar on Oct. 1, 2014, to learn how your library can participate in 2015 Money Smart Week @ your library. 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 get Money Smart Week going at your library.

Money Smart Week @ your library, April 18-25, 2015, is a national initiative in its fifth 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 2014 over 700 libraries in 48 states participated.

Learn from veterans and first-timers how Money Smart Week @ your library 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, housing/mortgages/foreclosures, going to college, identity theft/investment scams/financial fraud, insurance, kids and money, money management for women, preparing for financial emergencies, retirement planning, 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.

Contact the ALA Chapter Relations Office at 312-280-3200 for more information on how to participate in Money Smart Week @ your library, April 18-25, 2015. Also visit


Michael Dowling


Chapter Relations Office