Youth News

Money Smart Week @ Your Library

 Starke County Public Library System is hosting several programs, part of the more than 3,000 free financial programs during Money Smart Week®, April 5-12, 2014.  A list of events can be found here:  http://scpls.org/adult-events.

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.

Money Smart Week began as a coordinated effort among a small group of Chicago-area organizations working to promote financial literacy,” says Alejo Torres, Senior Outreach Manager at the Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago.Today, Money Smart Week continues to expand nationally, providing greater awareness of, and access to, personal finance resources for all.”

Money Smart Week events are open to the public at businesses, financial institutions, schools, libraries, nonprofits and government agencies throughout the country on topics including kids and money, unemployment, managing student debt and retirement. To learn more about Money Smart Week® visit, www.moneysmartweek.org.  

New Activities at the San Pierre Branch

During the month of April, the San Pierre Library will be offering all day, drop-in activities.  Bring a project you're working on, get some help, or just to sit and chat with others while you work. Diane Koenig will be there to offer assistance and suggestions.  While there will be a focus each day, you are welcome to bring your projects on days other than the specified one.  

Mondays - Crochet

Wednesdays - Knitting

          Recipe Club - 11:30 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.

Friday - Genealogy

Great Websites for Kids

The Association for Library Service to Children has assembled some of the best websites for children, particularly to help them with their schoolwork and to feed their curiosity.  Great Websites for Kids brings together really good websites, in an easy-to-use format.  Visit greatsites.ala.org today! 

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