Illinois Prairie District Public Library hosting Money Smart Kids Read

Staff Writer
Woodford Times

In these days of economic turmoil, it is important to have good financial skills.  Money skills and basic budgeting can be taught early. 

At 10 a.m. April 21, the Metamora Branch of Illinois Prairie District Public Library will have a Money Smart Kids Read program for children and their families to help teach money management as a fun project. 

A reading of Berenstain Bears’ “Dollars and Sense” book will take place at the Metamora Library and simultaneously throughout Illinois and the St. Louis area that day. 

The first 25 children, three years old and older, to attend the free local program will receive a goody bag with a copy of the Berenstain book, a Sesame Street Elmo DVD kit, and other money related learning tools.  A children’s activity book invites readers to learn about making choices, earning money, value (of people, things, and money) and more.

Money smart Kids Read is sponsored by the Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago, along with Country Financial, PNC Bank, and Illinois Prairie District Public Library.