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Date:
December 2, 2016
For More Information Contact:
Julie Beno, Lincoln City Libraries, 402-441-8535,

Lincoln City Libraries to Host Educational Finance Management Exhibition

Lincoln City Libraries is hosting the "Thinking Money" educational exhibit for young adults and their parents December 15 through January 23. The opening reception begins at 3:30 p.m. Thursday, December 15 on the first floor of Bennett Martin Public Library, 136 S. 14th St. Sessions on budgeting, building credit, preventing senior fraud, identify theft and healthy eating on a budget will be offered at library locations December 17 through January 15.

"Money affects all of us, but many of us lack the information we need to make smart decisions about our financial futures," said Library Director Pat Leach. "'Thinking Money' is designed to teach us about financial literacy in a way that is not only understandable, but fun. We're proud to bring this national program to our library."

"Thinking Money" uses an adventure-themed storyline, interactive iPad content and other fun activities to explore themes like wants versus needs, preparing for a rainy day, imagining your future self and avoiding financial fraud. The workshop schedule includes the following sessions:

Thinking Money was developed by the American Library Association (ALA) Public Programs Office in collaboration with the Investor Education Foundation of the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA), whose support made this exhibition possible.

In April 2016, ALA and the FINRA Foundation announced 50 libraries nationwide to host the 1,000-square-foot exhibition. Lincoln City Libraries also received a $1,000 programming allowance, funding to attend a training session at the 2016 ALA Annual Conference and promotional and support materials.

For more information about the exhibition or Lincoln City Libraries, visit lincolnlibraries.org.


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