Money Smart Week Big Read for kids

It’s the Big Read – a statewide celebration of Money Smart Week just for kids. From 1 p.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, April 21, the Fond du Lac Public Library will feature stories and activities for children in kindergarten through third grade that focus on teaching kids how to be smart consumers. Kids will listen to the story, The Berenstain Bears and the Trouble with Commercials, and families that register in advance will receive a free copy of the book.

Space is limited; families should register at the Calendar, or by calling the library’s Children’s Desk at (920) 929-7080, ext. 127. Dozens of libraries across Wisconsin, including the Brandon Public Library, are participating in the Big Read.

At the end of the Big Read event, prizes will be awarded to the winners of the kids’ Dollar Design Contest. Contest entries are due April 14 and must be submitted on official entry forms, which are available on the Money Smart page, at the library’s Children’s Desk and at many local financial institutions.

Then at 2 p.m., parents and kids can stay for Penny the Pig, a program that will help parents teach good spending and saving habits. Children ages 3-10 who attend with a parent will receive a piggy bank. The program is free; registration is not required.

The programs are part of Money Smart Week Wisconsin, celebrated April 21 to April 28. Money Smart Week, in coordination with the Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago, offers a series of classes and activities designed to help consumers better manage their personal finances.


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