Money Smart Week
April 22-29, 2017
The Financial Literacy Round Table (FLRT) of the Rhode Island Library Association (RILA) is pleased to announce Money Smart Week will be held April 22-29, 2017. Rhode Island, with the support of RILA and the American Library Association, has been an active participant in the Chicago Federal Reserve’s Money Smart Week since 2011. In 2014, this initiative was expanded when Rhode Island’s Office of Library & Information Services became the first state to form a statewide partnership with the Consumer Finance Protection Bureau (CFPB), with the goal to broaden access to financial education tools and assistance to consumers on a variety of topics. During Money Smart Week, libraries of all types partner with community groups, financial institutions, government agencies, educational organizations, and other experts, to help consumers learn to better manage and understand their personal finances. Money Smart Week’s goal is to provide communities informational, objective, and authoritative programs about issues surrounding financial literacy. Most speakers volunteer their time without cost and without expectation of sales or solicitation. Some organizations offer bilingual resources or speakers.
FLRT has compiled a resource list of community partners offering a variety of programs available to libraries. Topics include budgeting, financing college, identity theft and cybersecurity, saving by organizing your household and money smart programs for kids! Schedule a program today!
CLICK HERE FOR A LIST OF PRESENTERS, TOPICS AND CONTACT INFORMATION:
The CFPB and the U.S.
Government Printing Office provide free promotional and educational materials
on many financial topics. Formats
include posters, bookmarks, booklets, flyers, DVDs and more! Orders are shipped free to libraries.
CFPB support materials and the MSW partner kit for librarians providing financial literacy programs.
Financial education materials (for all ages) from the Government printing Office
Promotional materials for Money Smart Week
Why should you contact
- We would like to know
if you are planning, or have scheduled any “money smart” events for April 22
-29, 2017. If you have planned a
financial literacy program in the past, or know of a possible speaker in your
community consider reaching out to them for April as part of National Financial
Literacy Awareness Month.
- If you are willing to
host a MSW session at your library, but would like suggestions on speakers and
programs, reach out to us at FLRT@rilibraries.org!
For marketing and
promotional purposes, we would like to get a complete list of all financial
programs on the RI Money Smart Week calendar by April 1, 2017. Please
create an account on the Money Smart Week Partner site and post your events or share the details of the program with
the Financial Literacy Round Table.
Money Smart Week logos are available for use in your marketing. The Chicago Federal Reserve has created state
specific logos for use in promoting Money Smart Week and maintains the events calendar on their website.
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For more information, send
us an email at FLRT@rilibraries