We want to partner with libraries interested in helping patrons make more informed decisions about money. The information below can be used to build and promote financial education programs in your library.
Each month, we’ll suggest program ideas you can use in your library. We’ll also suggest possible partners in your community who could lead or help spread the word about your efforts.
We’re teaming up with other government agencies and nonprofit organizations to provide links to financial education web sites and tools that can help patrons make important money decisions or take action on important issues.
Order free government publications, worksheets and brochures you can distribute to patrons or use during your own financial education programs. Plus, promote financial education with posters, displays, bookmarks, and more.
Check out financial education training series just for librarians. We’ll update you on our efforts, cover basic financial education topics, and host a special guest or two along the way. See our schedule, archive of recorded trainings, and how to participate.
More and more libraries are working with local organizations and government agencies to provide speakers, programs and resources. This guidebook will help you think through the process of building and documenting collaborations that work well for libraries, partners and patrons.
Tell your patrons that the library is the place to find answers to their money questions. Download screen savers, web banners, share graphics and more to show patrons that the library can be a helpful resource in their daily lives.
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Working with libraries in the community
Our goal is to provide librarians with a collection of financial education resources and tools. We want to help libraries identify and connect with local partners in their communities. We want to help them build an online community for local financial education librarians. And we want to be able to provide helpful trainings for library staff and managers.
–Director Richard Cordray