CERRITOS – Cerritos Library is one of 50 sites selected to host “Thinking Money,” a new traveling exhibition designed to educate young people and their families about finances — including topics such as saving, spending and avoiding fraud — in a fun and easy-to-understand way.
Geared toward tweens, teens and adults, “Thinking Money” explores themes of wants-versus-needs, preparing for a rainy/sunny day and imagining your future self through an adventure-themed storyline, interactive iPad content and other fun activities.
Cerritos Library will host the 1,000-square-foot exhibition August 29 through October 7, 2017. The library will also receive a $1,000 programming allowance for support materials and to hold training and public events related to financial topics.
“We are so pleased to bring ‘Thinking Money’ to Cerritos,” said Mayor George Ray. “We hope that patrons will take advantage of this opportunity to learn these important life skills in an interesting, creative way.”
“Thinking Money” was created by the American Library Association (ALA) in partnership with the FINRA Investor Education Foundation.
More than 130 public libraries in the United States applied for the opportunity to host the exhibition, according to the ALA Public Programs Office.