Spotlight on Sharing: Financial Literacy at the Library

April is Financial Literacy Month, which is appropriate given all the Americans who just finished filing their taxes. Colorado public libraries have the tax forms patrons need this time of year, but they also offer creative programming and other resources to help patrons learn to make better financial decisions all year round.

As part of our ongoing Spotlight on Sharing initiative, we are highlighting some of the financial literacy events happening around our state.

Geocaching for Cash! for teens

  • Boulder Public Library, Main Library, Teen Space
  • April 23, 2016, 2:00 – 3:30 pm
  • “Geocaching is a treasure hunting game where you use a GPS to search for clues. Unlock the next clue by correctly answering personal finance questions that will ultimately lead you to a chance to win the cash prize! For teens in grades 6-12.”
  • Visit the event page

Money Smart Week—Thinking Money: The Psychology Behind our Best and Worst Financial Decisions

  • Poudre River Public Library District, Harmony Library Community Room
  • April 25, 2016, 12:00 – 1:00 pm
  • “A documentary that uses a mix of humor, on-the-street interviews and provocative insights from innovative thinkers to explore why we spend, why we save (or don’t) and how we think about money.”
  • Visit the event page

Financial Fitness: Savings Fitness

  • Broomfield Public Library
  • May 18, 2016, 6:30 – 7:30 pm
  • “Learn all about setting achievable financial and savings goals for today and the future.”
  • Sign up at the Reference Desk by calling 720-887-2350 or

Food for Fines

  • Summit County Libraries
  • Ends April 30, 2016
  • “If you have fines on your account from late fees, now is your chance to start with a clean slate! In partnership with the FIRC, if you donate canned goods (no green beans, please), diapers or wipes, to any of our libraries, we will clear the fines from your account. This is only valid for fines from late fees, not for lost items.”
  • Visit the website

How is YOUR library helping patrons make better financial decisions? Let us know by filling out this super short form. If you’re on Twitter, tweet @hitchlib or use the hashtag #spotlightonsharing.

Amy Hitchner
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