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Date:
April 15, 2015
For More Information Contact:
Barbara Hansen, Lincoln City Libraries, 402-441-8512

Lincoln Libraries to Promote Money Smart Week®

Libraries also observe Financial Literacy Month with DASH for the STASH

Lincoln City Libraries is partnering with the Nebraska Council on Economic Education (NCEE) to host events for preschool, teen and adult audiences as part of Money Smart Week® April 18 through 25. The public awareness campaign was created by the Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago in 2002 to help consumers better manage their personal finances.

Preschoolers attending storytime programs will receive piggy banks from the NCEE, while supplies last. Upcoming storytimes are as follows:

Jennifer Davidson, President of the NCEE, will present finance information for teens at 4 p.m. Monday, April 20 at Gere Branch Library. The program on first jobs, paychecks, credit scores, college financing and other topics is specifically geared for teens, but all ages are welcome. Becky Barnard from NCEE will present the program for adults at 6:30 p.m. Thursday, April 23 at Walt Branch Library. She will provide information about healthy eating on a budget, show how to prepare healthy and economical food and offer samples.

As part of Financial Literacy Month, Lincoln City Libraries is participating in DASH for the STASH, an investor education/protection contest. One participant in Nebraska will win $1,000 to open or add to an Individual Retirement Account, courtesy of the Nebraska Department of Banking and Finance. To enter, participants can go to any Lincoln City Libraries location to find four posters. After reading each poster, they answer quiz questions online. The contest runs from today through May 15.

More information on library events is available at lincolnlibraries.org.


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