Libraries have long been advocates for reading and literacy for the people in their communities. Another community need now being addressed by libraries in an annual campaign is financial literacy and money management. Money Smart Week®, a public awareness campaign designed to help consumers better manage their personal finances, will be observed with programs at the Jones Library during the week of April 18-25, 2015.
On Saturday, April 25 at 2:30 pm, learn about identity theft at a workshop called Identity Theft: Prevent & Respond. Learn how to minimize the risk of having your identity stolen by managing personal information wisely and cautiously, and learn what to do if you discover identity theft. This program is co-sponsored by UMassFive College Federal Credit Union. Please register for this workshop at the Reference Desk or by calling 413/259-3096.
On Thursday, April 23 at 10:30 am, there will be a children’s story hour with a special focus on money and saving.
About: Money Smart Week® is a public awareness campaign to promote financial education across all age groups. Launched in 2002 by the Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago, the program is now active in more than 45 states through national partnerships with the Certified Financial Planner Board of Standards, Consumer Financial Protection Bureau and USDA (United States Department of Agriculture) Cooperative Extension and the American Library Association.
All programs are free and open to the public. For more info, visit: www.moneysmartweek.org/