What is Money Smart Week?
Money Smart Week
is sponsored by the Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago and the American Library Association. The Rhode
Island Library Association is pleased to bring Money Smart Week events to the state with the help of participating libraries.
Money Smart Week @ Your Library’s mission is to promote personal financial literacy. Libraries of all types partner with community groups, financial institutions, government agencies, educational organi-zations and other experts to help con-sumers learn to better manage and un-derstand their personal finances.
Why libraries? For decades, patrons have used libraries to access reliable sources of business and financial infor-mation. Libraries serve families, job seek-ers, investors, entrepreneurs, students and executives by providing current and unbiased information needed to make in-formed financial decisions. Money Smart Week @ Your Library is a natural com-munity outreach endeavor for Rhode Is-land’s libraries.