After a successful first year in 2011, with libraries in over 30 states participating, the American Library Association is again partnering with the Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago for Money Smart Week @ Your Library in 2012. Money Smart Week’s mission is to promote personal financial literacy.
Libraries of all types have participated in Money Smart Week, partnering with community groups, financial institutions, government agencies, educational organizations and other financial experts to help consumers learn to better manage their personal finances. To learn more about joining the growing number of libraries that are promoting financial literacy during April next year, see http://www.chicagofed.org/webpages/education/msw/ala.cfm. Money Smart Week @ Your Library coincides with National Financial Literacy Month.