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October 22–November 26, 2016 | Spokane Valley Library
Money affects everyone, but many of us lack the knowledge we need to make smart financial choices that prepare us for whatever the future brings. Thinking Money is a traveling exhibition designed to teach tweens, teens, and the adults in their lives about financial literacy topics in a way that is understandable and fun. Through an adventure-themed storyline, interactive digital content, and other activities, the exhibition explores themes such as wants vs. needs, preparing for a rainy or sunny day, avoiding financial fraud, and imagining your future self.
To explore the many facets of our financial lives, the Spokane County Library District presents a selection of programs: from classes about college savings, planning, and financial aid, to workshops about senior planning for a secure financial future, and from courses on how to avoid identity theft and online fraud and scams, to workshops on understanding your credit score and strategies for wise buying.
The Spokane County Library District is partnering with Junior Achievement of Washington and North Pines Middle School for a Thinking Money After-School Program. Students attending the program learn economic principles in hands-on activities that cover topics such as personal finance, identifying education and career goals, and how international trade affects our daily lives. At the close of the program, students celebrate what they’ve learned and share their knowledge with their families and friends.
Thinking Money was developed by the American Library Association Public Programs Office in collaboration with the FINRA Investor Education Foundation, whose support made this exhibition possible.
Classroom & Group Exhibition Tours
Area schools and groups are invited to tour the Thinking Money exhibition. Tours are by appointment and can be scheduled by calling Spokane Valley Library at 509.893.8400 or by using the online request form at www.scld.org/thinking-money/tour-request
More Summer Programs 2016
Everyone is welcome! Read the books then join fellow book lovers at the library to listen and share your thoughts. Experience the adventure of books you might not have discovered on your own and remember: there aren’t any right or wrong responses in literary interpretation—just difference of opinion!
For teens and their parents, this discussion looks at academic, admission, and financial strategies for college cost savings. Learn how to get your application to stand out for college admission teams, how to leverage your application for a financial aid/scholarship package, and how to tackle standardized college admissions testing.
These informative sessions give you the planning tools to successfully navigate your senior years and help the seniors in your life. Learn how to plan for your financial future and make things easier for your loved ones. Gain understanding of often confusing topics, including Medicare, Social Security, estate planning, and home, auto, and long term care insurance.
Presented by Gail Goeller and Becky Tiller