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Money as You Grow Bookshelf

You can start here to set up Money as You Grow Bookshelf in your library. With Money as You Grow Bookshelf, children’s storybooks can help parents and caregivers build young children’s money skills.

Money as You Grow Bookshelf is a family financial education program that uses children’s books to help families talk about and discover money skills. It helps children and their parents and caregivers learn money concepts through reading, play, and quiet one-on-one talks.

Money as You Grow Bookshelf helps parents turn storytime into a time for building money skills that can last a lifetime. 

As families read together, they can use play and fun activities to help young children build money habits. And parents can use these activities to talk with children about money and household decisions.

The discussions and activities in Money as You Grow Bookshelf are designed to:

  • Create interest in money skills and their use
  • Offer opportunities for parents and children to have conversations about using money
  • Provide access to information and concepts intended to build financial well-being

Bring Money as You Grow Bookshelf to your library

1. Gather books and order materials

See what you’ll need to start Money as You Grow Bookshelf and find out how to get supporting materials.

Get the program materials you need

2. Get the word out to patrons

See tips for outreach on Money as You Grow Bookshelf and introducing it to parents and caregivers.

Find out how to get the word out to patrons

3. Make it your own

Work with your staff and your resources to connect Money as You Grow Bookshelf to your unique location.

See ways to make the program your own

4. Running the program day-to-day

Get answers to common parent questions about Money as You Grow Bookshelf, plus ways you can host Money as You Grow Bookshelf events. 

Get ready to run the program day-to-day

5. Keep the program going

Get feedback: Written comments from patrons can help demonstrate the value of a program for administrators and other decision makers. Feedback can also improve the quality of the program. Use the book return survey for patrons .   

Order new materials: When supplies are low, you can order more free copies from GPO.

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