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Lorain Public Library System South Branch presents financial planning program for kids

Terrence Jacobs

LORAIN, OH - Everybody needs the knowledge and skills to make smarter financial choices, even better if it is taught at an early age. "Thinking Money for Kids" is coming to the Lorain Public Library System South Branch from August 16 to September 26, 2021.

Thinking Money for Kids is a traveling exhibition to educate kids age 7 to 11 and adults on financial literacy topics across 50 U.S public libraries. The exhibition has been traveling since 2019 and will continue until 2022.

The exhibition was a grant from the American Library Association (ALA) and the FINRA Investor Education Foundation. This exhibition was inspired by a traveling financial literacy exhibit targeting tweens and teens launched in 2016.

Thinking Money for Kids will educate children through financial-themed digital interactive content and hands-on activities. The exhibitions explore financial topics that will help children understand money values, saving, spending, and making responsible financial decisions.

The Lorain Public Library System was chosen out of 130 public libraries. They will also receive $1,000 to hold public events and funding to staff members to attend the ALA annual conference in Washington, D.C., to learn more about the exhibition and literacy topics.

The Lorain Public Library System South Branch manager, Ally Morgan said "Money is such an important topic, and it's one that people often forget to discuss with their kids. We encourage people of all ages to come to explore Thinking Money for Kids."

Thinking Money for Kids exhibition will be on display at the South Lorain Branch from August 16 to September 26. You can also access it online on the program's website. (https://tm4k.ala.org/)

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