Kids get Money Smart, too
Kids are a big part of what Money Smart Week is all about. The annual program, an initiative of the Governor’s Council on Financial Literacy, in partnership with the Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago, is a one-week campaign to promote the importance of financial literacy. Kids have three fun Money Smart opportunities at the Fond du Lac Public Library:
- Big Read Family Storytime, 1 p.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, April 5. For families with children ages 12 and younger. Stories, music and fun. Each family will receive a copy of the book, Curious George Saves His Pennies to take home.
- Scout Night, 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. Monday, April 7. Boy and Girl Scouts in grades two through five will complete activities that teach lessons in money and take home a unique Money Smart Week Wisconsin patch. Scout troops, packs and dens are encouraged to register by calling the Children’s Desk at (920) 322-3940.
- Penny the Pig, 4 p.m. to 5 p.m. Thursday, April 10. For families with children ages 3 to 11. Each child will receive a Penny the Pig bank, with four compartments: save, spend, donate and invest.
Money Smart Week programs for adults run from April 5 to April 11 at the Fond du Lac Public Library. The full schedule is on the Calendar.