‘Thinking Money for Kids’ exhibition coming to Lincoln County Public Library

Published 8:44 pm Tuesday, August 13, 2019


Press release

STANFORD — Lincoln County Public Library will host a traveling exhibition designed to teach kids and their families about money, thanks to a competitive national grant from the American Library Association (ALA) and the FINRA Investor Education Foundation.

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Thinking Money for Kids is a new multimedia experience for children ages 7 to 11, as well as their parents, caregivers and educators. The interactive exhibit uses games, activities and a fun storyline to help children understand what money is, its function in society, money choices, and money values, such as fairness, responsibility and charitableness.

The exhibit will be on display at Lincoln County Public Library, along with a series of related special events, Aug. 24-Oct. 4.

“Money is such an important topic, and it’s one that we often forget to discuss with our kids,” said Amanda Gearhart, library director. “We encourage people of all ages to come explore Thinking Money for Kids, and we’re excited to be partnering with our community to reach as many students as possible.”

Lincoln County is one of 50 sites selected to host Thinking Money for Kids on its two-year tour of the United States. Nearly 130 public libraries across the country applied for the opportunity, according to the ALA.

In addition to the traveling exhibition on loan, the library will also receive $1,000 to hold public events related to the exhibit. The library also received funding to send a staff member to a Thinking Money for Kids workshop held during the ALA Annual Conference in Washington, D.C., where they learned about the exhibit and financial literacy topics.

For more information about Thinking Money for Kids, visit www.lcplinfo.org.

About the American Library Association

The American Library Association (ALA) is the foremost national organization providing resources to inspire library and information professionals to transform their communities through essential programs and services. For more than 140 years, the ALA has been the trusted voice for academic, public, school, government and special libraries, advocating for the profession and the library’s role in enhancing learning and ensuring access to information for all.

For more information, visit ala.org.

About the FINRA Investor Education Foundation

The FINRA Foundation supports innovative research and educational projects that give underserved Americans the knowledge, skills and tools to make sound financial decisions throughout life. For more information about FINRA Foundation initiatives, visit www.finrafoundation.org.