Money Smart Week @ your library® April 20-27, 2013

The Money Smart Week® public awareness campaign is designed to help consumers better manage their personal finances. This is achieved through the collaboration and coordinated effort of hundreds of organizations across the country, including Nebraska libraries. Libraries sponsoring activities and events to stress the importance of financial literacy and inform consumers about where they can get help are encouraged to print the survey form at and ust it to ask for participant feedback and demographic information, etc. at library programs, educational seminars and activities throughout the week. Libraries are also encouraged to to take photographs at events, to be shared (along with names, dates, places, etc.). Action shots that communicate teaching and learning will be used in the Annual Report and other communication tools.
If you haven’t made all your plans yet, here are a few suggestions for activities:

  • *Detroit Public Television and Michigan Money Smart Week invites libraries across the country to access a live stream of a one hour program, “Be A Money Smarty: Top Twenty Money Tips in One Hour” to take place at 9:00 a.m. CDT on Saturday, April 20. See or embed the Be A Money Smarty presentation media player on your site. Codes and instructions at:
  • *Nebraska governor Dave Heineman proclaimed April 2013 as Economic & Financial Literacy Month and April 20-27, 2013 as Money Smart Week in Nebraska. Ask your mayor to do the same for your community.
  • *The Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago has created an nationwide photo scavenger hunt. It just begun so a great way to get some more promotion and participation in Money Smart Week. For details and the official rules, visit

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