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Make Your Child a ‘Financial Smarty Pants’ with Kits Available for Check-Out from the Library

What do your children know about money? They probably know it doesn’t grow on trees! They have probably seen it come out of ATM machines, but do they know money from the ATM isn’t free?

Being responsible with saving and spending money is a lesson that can begin in childhood. And the Library can help with our “Get Smart with Your Money” Kits. You can check out a financial literacy kit for kids in pre-school through second grade to help them begin to learn. Kits can be reserved by calling 330.744.8636.

Help your child become a financial smarty pants with an on-loan Library Kit that contain books, DVDs and a toy, all with the theme of money. They are available for families, caregivers and teachers to check out with a Library Card for use with children of preschool age through second grade. Books and DVDs, with titles like “Let’s Add Coins,” “Start Saving, Henry,” “Counting Money,” “Berenstain Bears Trouble with Money,” “Isabel’s Car Wash,” and “Max’s Bunny Business,” all help children learn concepts about money that will serve them through life.

Smart Money Kids KitJosephine Nolfi, Director of Youth Services and Programming, says, “Financial literacy kits will be available for checkout. They contain books, activities, toys or games, and media designed to help young children develop financial literacy skills that will help break the cycle of poverty. Age-appropriate materials will illustrate financial literacy concepts and help create a foundation for learning good money-management skills.  Kits that can be checked out will be available for use with kids in age categories of 3-5 years and 5 years and up.”