Haggard Library to host “Thinking Money for Kids”

“Thinking Money for Kids,” a new multimedia experience for children ages 7 to 11 as well as their parents, caregivers and educators, starts Thursday at Haggard Library.  A 4 p.m. ribbon cutting that afternoon will kick off the event.

The interactive exhibition is designed to teach kids and their families about money. It uses games, activities and a fun storyline to help children understand what money is, its function in society, money choices, and money values, such as fairness, responsibility and charitableness.

In conjunction with the exhibit, the library will host a variety of related programs for all ages.

 “This exhibit is a great conversation starter for families,” Library Director Libby Holtmann says. “We encourage people of all ages to come explore ‘Thinking Money for Kids,’ as well as the many financial education programs and activities we offer. Library staff are happy to help our community connect with beneficial information and resources.”

“Thinking Money for Kids” was developed by the American Library Association Public Programs Office in collaboration with the FINRA Investor Education Foundation, whose support made this exhibition possible. Haggard Library is one of 50 sites and the only Texas location selected to host the exhibition during its two-year tour across the country. The local exhibition will run through Aug. 24.

For more information about “Thinking Money for Kids,” visit plano.gov/911/Money-Smart. A full calendar of free library events and additional information can also be found at planolibrary.org.

 

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