Thinking Money for Kids Interactive Exhibit
February 11 to March 20, 2020
Thinking Money for Kids is 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.
Thinking Money for Kids is a new multimedia experience for children, 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. Boyle County was chosen to host the exhibition through a competitive application process; we are one of just 50 sites nationwide that will host the exhibit. (Nearly 130 public libraries applied.)
As part of the award, we received an allowance to host a series of public programs. These will include partnership programs with the Extension Office (FCS and 4H), KCTCS, KHEAA, AARP, Social Security Administration, the Danville-Boyle Chamber of Commerce, and more. There will be programs for youth covering topics like making change, budgets, and savings, and also for adults covering topics like credit, identity fraud, taxes, and retirement. Schools can also book class visits by contacting the library.