[Libs-Or] Fwd: [PubLib] Nation’s libraries prepare for Money Smart Week(R), April 21-28

Diedre Conkling diedre08 at gmail.com
Sat Apr 21 16:57:41 PDT 2018


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From: Don Wood <dwood at ala.org>
Date: Sat, Apr 21, 2018 at 2:29 PM
Subject: [PubLib] Nation’s libraries prepare for Money Smart Week®, April
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It is never too early to become financially literate. At every stage in
life, we are faced with financial issues, whether it means spending our
allowance wisely, obtaining loans for college, applying for a mortgage or
saving for retirement. And our nation’s libraries are here to help, with a
wealth of free resources and programs.

>From April 21-28, 2018, more than 1,000 of our nation’s libraries will be
participating in Money Smart Week®. Library events will focus on such
diverse financial issues as first-time home buying, obtaining renovation
loans, preparing a personal spending plan, the property tax appeal process,
evaluating financial aid packages, choosing the proper Medicare plan and
the basics of wills and trusts. Libraries are also offering programs that
week on options for tax-free savings and charitable tax strategies.

Created by the Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago in 2002, Money Smart Week®
is a public awareness campaign designed to help consumers better manage
their personal finances. The American Library Association (ALA) is among
several partnering organizations.

Here are just some examples of what is being offered during Money Smart

   - The Cleveland Public Library, along with the Veterans Administration
   Benefits Office of Cleveland and the Cuyahoga County Veterans Service
   Commission, is presenting a special Veterans’ edition of our Money Smart
   Week programming. Whether it’s a home loan or grocery money, VA benefits
   can make the difference between needing and having.

   - In Georgia, North Carolina and Wisconsin in 2018, libraries are
   holding Money Smart Week® Kids Read events. The program focuses on children
   5-8-years old. Each family attending gets to take home a free book and
   discussion guide that will teach children valuable lesson about money and
   money management.

   - At the Harold Washington Library in Chicago, the Internal Revenue
   Service Taxpayer Advocate Service will provide those participating in the
   sharing economy, such as Uber, Lyft or Airbnb, with answers to their tax
   questions, as well as provide information on how to prepare for an audit.

   - At the Rogers Park branch of the Chicago Public Library, a program
   entitled Property Tax 101, will teach attendees how to lower property
   taxes, get tax exemptions, refunds and understand market value reassessment
   notices, among other issues.

   - The Pickerington (Ohio) Public Library will have a representative from
   Kroger present tips on managing one’s grocery budget while maximizing the
   quality of each meal.

Money Smart Week is a national initiative in its seventh year between the
ALA and the Federal Reserve Bank (Chicago) to provide financial literacy
programming to help members of your community better manage their personal
For more information, visit http://www.moneysmartweek.org, which contains
an interactive map that will guide you to events across the nation, and
http://www.ala.org/aboutala/offices/money-smart-week, which shows you how
to subscribe to subscribe to the Official Money Smart Week E-list
suggestions for programs, and more.

Don Wood
American Library Association
50 East Huron Street
Chicago, IL 60611
dwood at ala.org
1-800-545-2433, ext. 2429; 312-280-2429
312-280-4392 (fax)

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