Financial literacy is important to all communities, and libraries can be part of the solution. Through participating in Money Smart Week, April 21 – 28, 2018, the NJ State Library, 185 West State St., Trenton, is joining hundreds of other libraries across the country to help individuals better manage their personal finances. This is achieved through the collaboration and coordinated effort of hundreds of organizations across the country including businesses, financial institutions, schools, libraries, not-for-profits, government agencies and the media. These groups come together once a year to stress the importance of financial literacy, inform consumers about where they can get help, and provide free educational seminars and activities throughout the week. Money Smart Week is a partnership between the American Library Association and the Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago.
The NJ State Library will host three programs in its fifth floor meeting room during Money Smart Week:
April 23, noon – 1 p.m., Psychology of Spending by the Credit Union of New Jersey
April 24, noon – 1 p.m., An Investment in Knowledge Pays the Best Interest by the NJ Bureau of Securities
April 26, 10 a.m. – noon, Business Registration and Reporting Business Income by Taxation University
Register for any of the programs by clicking on the title or on the NJ State Library events page, www.njstatelib.org.