Top Five Free Things to Do at Your Plano Public Library This April

April is Financial Literacy Month, and Plano Public Library has partnered with Bank of America and University of North Texas Student Money Management Center to bring you expert classes for free – and virtual!

From preschool to professional, Plano Public Library (PPL) has something for everyone. Not interested in reading? No biggie – PPL is #morethanbooks! See what’s available from your public library to learn at home for all your educating and entertaining needs:

Get money smart // courtesy PPL
Get money smart // courtesy PPL

1. Get money smart

(teens and adults, registration required)

Attend the PPL staff-led Building Wealth workshop on Tuesday, April 6 at 1 p.m. to learn basic wealth-building concepts to help you create a plan to meet your financial goals. Whether it’s saving money for a major purchase, or paying off debt, leave with a new perspective and least one action step. This program is based on a curriculum created by the Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas. Register here. A recording of this will be available on the PPL YouTube channel afterward.

Work on your saving goals // photo Andre Taissin
Work on your saving goals // photo Andre Taissin

2. Work on your saving goals

(adults, registration required)

Discover the benefits of creating savings habits and be empowered to achieve financial security no matter what your goal – emergency savings fund, vacation, big purchase, college, car/home and retirement – with Bank of America. Register here for the America Saves – Budget and Start Saving workshop, live on Monday, April 12 at 1 p.m. A recording of this will be available from Bank of America afterward, so be sure to register! 

Manage your money for college // photo Rochelle Nicole
Manage your money for college // photo Rochelle Nicole

3. Manage your money for college

(teens and adults, registration required)

Whether you are in college or soon will be, learn what you can do now to manage your money and how to stay on the path to financial independence and health with Bank of America. Register here for the College Guide to Managing Money workshop on Wednesday, April 14 at 4 p.m. A recording of this will be available from Bank of America afterward, so be sure to register!

Aprender hábitos financieros básicos // photo Kelly Sikkema
Aprender hábitos financieros básicos // photo Kelly Sikkema

4. Aprender hábitos financieros básicos

(adultos, se requiere registro)

El lunes 16 de abril a la 1 p.m. aprender consejos prácticos para ayudar a mejorar la forma en que administra su dinero. Incluyendo cómo hacer un plan de gastos, cómo reservar fondos de emergencia, y cómo maximizar sus ingresos. Registrarse aquí.

On Monday, April 16 at 1 p.m. learn practical tips to help improve the way you manage your money; including how to plan for spending, how to set aside emergency funds, and how to maximize your income. Presented by Bank of America. Register here.

Build good credit // courtesy PPL
Build good credit // courtesy PPL

5. Build good credit

(teens, registration required)

Credit matters, and building good credit takes work. University of North Texas Student Money Management Center helps you prepare for success in managing money on your own by learning how credit scores are calculated, credit-building tips, credit card pros and cons, and more. Register for Money Matters for Teens: Build and Use Credit Wisely, and join us live on Monday, April 19 at 3 p.m. A recording of this will be available on the PPL YouTube channel afterward.


If you do not already have a Plano Public Library card, be sure to register online here. All Plano Public Library locations are open to use computers and browse the collection. Porch side pickup for holds is still available, and you can always access eLibrary content online.

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