Money Smart Week @ Your Library
Money Smart Week®
is an initiative to promote
personal financial literacy.
The program was created by the
Federal Reserve Bank in 2002. The American Library Association is
partnering with the Federal Reserve
Bank to work with libraries to
promote this initiative. Money Smart Week
is April 18 - 25, 2015.
Libraries can register at ALA's
Money Smart Week web site to be
included in the intiative for 2015.
Promotional materials and resources
are available from the ALA Money
Smart site. Click
here to link to a powerpoint
presentation from ALA.
Connecticut Saves / America Saves
Connecticut Saves is a
campaign coordinated by the
University of Connecticut Extension
with the support of partners to help individuals save
money and reduce their debt.
Connecticut Saves offers tips,
tools, and strategies for
individuals to reach their financial
goals. Connecticut Saves Week
is February 23 - February 28, 2015.
Money Smart Week programming
Money Smart Week @ Your Library
list of resources and programming
by category (i.e. Basic
banking, Credit & Debit management,
Estate Planning, Savings, Identity
Theft, Investing, Kids and Money,
Retirement planning, Teens and
Money, and many others).
The Department of Banking mission is
to protect users of financial
services from unlawful or improper
practices by requiring that
regulated entities and individuals
adhere to the law, assuring the
safety and soundness of state
chartered banks and credit unions,
educating and communicating with the
public and other stakeholders, and
promoting cost-efficient and
The Office of the State Treasurer
aims to improve the financial
literacy of Connecticut residents.
Financial education programs and
related links are provided on their
Consumer Finance Protection Bureau
site offers resources for librarians
including program ideas, a
partnership guide, links to web
resources, marketing materials and
free print materials, and monthly
webinars for librarians.
The Connecticut Partnership for
Long-Term Care is a program of the
Office of Policy and Management.
The Connecticut Partnership provides
public forums and programming on
long-term care and protection of
The Connecticut Money School (CMS) is a
project of the Connecticut
Association for Human Services and
five nonprofit partners. They
provide free financial education
classes for adults and seniors with
topics such as Debt, Saving, Credit,
Loans, Homeownership and Senior
Issues. They also have a free,
online financial education program
called "Financial Avenue" that
teaches adults and young adults the
keys to financial success.
those interested in children's
programming, ALA’s Association
for Library Services to Children (ALSC)
is a supporter of the ‘Money
as You Grow’ website which
has age-appropriate financial
lessons and activities for each age
group. ALSC has created a
recommended list of
books for libraries for the Money as You Grow program.
organizations and resources
compiled by Connecticut State
Programming Ideas from Connecticut
here for financial
programming ideas and to see
what programs have been planned
by Connecticut libraries for
Money Smart Week.
social media as part of
Money Smart Week. This is
an archive of a webinar
conducted by the Chicago Federal
Connecticut Money Smart Week
National Money Smart Week