Financial Literacy

Common Cents for Colorado

Staff from the Estes Valley Public Library have put together information and resources for including everything you need to offer a 5-part series of financial literacy workshops.

Smart Investing @ Your Library

ALA and the FINRA Investor Education Foundation have partnered to create a national network designed to help individuals learn about financial topics. The Smart Investing website offers information, tips, and resources for libraries to create programs geared toward financial literacy.

Money Smart Week

Held every April, Money Smart Week is a national initiative between ALA and the Federal Reserve Bank (Chicago) to provide financial literacy programming.

Consumer Financial Protection Bureau

The CFPB is partnering with libraries across the US to help make “libraries the go-to source for financial education”. They have created financial education resources for libraries, including training, program ideas, and marketing materials. The CFPB also wants libraries to partner with local organizations, and have created the Community Partnership Guidebook (PDF) as a starting resource.

National Endowment for Financial Education

The National Endowment for Financial Education has developed workshop kits  to help library staff provide programming on financial topics. They also provide Smart About Money self-paced courses that can be recommended to patrons looking to learn more on their own.

Four Financial Literacy Ideas for Your Library

TechSoup offers financial literacy information and programming ideas.