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New MCPL Grant Will Help Promote Financial Literacy

The "Smart Investing at your Library" grant focuses on people ages 15-29 by teaching on several areas such as budgeting, investing and managing credit and debt.

Monroe County Public Library is one of twenty libraries in the nation to receive a $80,000 grant this year. The “Smart Investing at your Library” grant focuses on people ages 15-29 by teaching on several areas such as budgeting, investing and managing credit and debt.

Adult and Teen Programming Coordinator at the library Sarah Bowman said, “I think we live in a world where we’re getting so much information from companies trying to sell their point of view or trying to sell a product and as the library creating this sort of content and thinking about without educating people without trying to sell something.”

The library collaborates with ten community organizations to administer the program.

“When we think about literacy, it’s not just about reading and writing, which is at the core of our services, but we also think about literacy in some of these other more specific areas as well. And so that’s what we do every day, hopefully they have base literacy.”

The program will begin this fall.

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