Kids are big on Money Smart Week 2015

Kids are a big part of what Money Smart Week is all about. The annual program is a one-week campaign to promote the importance of financial literacy. Kids have fun Money Smart opportunities at the Fond du Lac Public Library:

  • Dollar Design Contest, two categories for kids in grades K-5. Kids who enter their own dollar designs are eligible to win prizes. Entry blanks are available at the Fond du Lac Public Library Children’s Desk or at Entries are due April 18; winners will be announced at 10 a.m. Saturday, April 25, at the library’s Big Read event.
  • Scout Night at the Library, 4 p.m. to 7 p.m., Monday, April 20. Scouts can earn a special Money Smart Week badge by completing money-related activities. Reservations appreciated by calling the Children’s Desk at (920) 322-3940.
  • Penny the Pig, 4 p.m. to 5 p.m. Thursday, April 23. For families with children ages 6 to 12. The first 50 families will receive a Penny the Pig bank, with four compartments: save, spend, donate and invest.
  • Big Read Family Storytime, 10 a.m. Saturday, April 25. For families with children ages 12 and younger. Stories, music and fun. The first 75 families will receive a copy of the book, Alexander Who Used to be Rich Last Sunday, by Judith Viorst.

Money Smart Week is an initiative of the Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago, in partnership with the Governor’s Council on Financial Literacy and the Wisconsin Dept. of Financial Institutions.

Fond du Lac’s kickoff event is the Women’s Conference at Moraine Park Technical College on April 18. The full schedule is online at the Calendar.


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