April 2-9, 2011 is Money Smart Week@ Delaware County District Library. Partnering with the American Library Association as well as the Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago, the Delaware Library has planned a series of events and programs to promote personal financial literacy and to help consumers learn to better manage their personal finances, including displays, web resources, a Money Smart Webinar, and a “Budget Wise Tip Contest.”
The contest, going on through April 11 challenges you to submit your best money savings idea or tip. Simply complete the entry form explaining your tip and including your contact information, and drop it in the box at any Library location, then see if you’re a winner when they are announced on April 11, 2011.
The Library is also hosting a free webinar entitled, “Investing 101: Simple Strategies to Get Started in the World of Investing,” to be presented simultaneously at each Library location on Friday, April 8 at noon. The session, featuring Morningstar Library Services, a database available at the Delaware County District Library will cover the basics of how to start investing, including why you should invest, determining your investment goals, and finding the right mix of stocks, bonds, and other investments.
Perhaps the best way to be money smart is to check out bestselling books, blockbuster movies, award-winning children’s books, and masterfully recorded audio books for the Library. You can save a great deal of money by using your library card every week!