April is recognized as Financial Literacy month.  As part of this, April 2 – 9 is known as Money Smart Week and is coordinated by the Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago and the American Library Association.  It is designed to educate consumers about money management and generate increased financial awareness on a wide range of topics, such as saving, investing and budgeting.

There are several libraries around the country hosting Money Smart Week events.  Search online to see if your library is participating.

Locally, the <a href=http://library.ndsu.edu/blog/2011/03/28/money-smart-week-april-2-9>NDSU Libraries</a> are hosting events throughout the week.

Financial Presentations: come to the library classroom to learn more about money and how to manage it!

  • Tuesday, April 5th from 1-2 pm: Nancy Kvamme from In the Black will present information about budgeting, tracking expenses, credit/debit cards, and the importance of saving.
  • Wednesday, April 6th from 1-2 pm: Steve Asche & Mike Paulson from Thrivent Financial will present “More than Money Matters”
  • Thursday, April 7th from 2-3 pm: Jesse Jurgenson from the Village Financial will present “Living with Less”

Information Booth: All week, there will be an information booth set up in the lobby area with a wide variety of free materials covering many financial topics

Financial Resources: Library owned resources on financial topics will be on display

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