Laramie County Library System is one of 50 sites selected to host Thinking Money, a new traveling exhibition designed to teach young people and their families about money — including topics like saving, spending and avoiding fraud — in a way that is not only understandable, but fun.
Through an adventure-themed storyline, interactive iPad content and other fun activities, Thinking Money explores themes like wants vs. needs, preparing for a rainy/sunny day, and imagining your future self. The exhibition is for tweens and teens, and the adults in their lives.
Laramie County Library System will host the 1,000-square-foot exhibition for a six-week period between March – May 2017, which will coincide with the Library’s participation in Money Smart Week® — a national public awareness campaign created by the Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago and designed to help consumers better manage their personal finances. The Library will also receive a $1,000 programming allowance to hold public events related to financial topics, as well as training and support materials.
Thinking Money was created by the American Library Association (ALA) in partnership with the FINRA Investor Education Foundation. More than 130 public libraries from across the country applied for the opportunity to host the exhibition, according to the ALA Public Programs Office. The full list of sites that will participate in Thinking Money can be found here.