Reading Riot: Become Money Smart!
While teens may roll their eyes at the idea of making a budget, knowing how to manage your money and save for college is vital for success. The American Library Association (ALA) has teamed up with the Federal Reserve System to provide financial literacy that helps consumers better manage their personal finances. Visit Money Smart Week (April 18-25) for tips on saving, spending wisely, and avoiding debt.
And make a visit to the library, where nearly everything is FREE, top of your smart money plan. Here is a list of ways we help you save.
- Skip the movie rental fee – we lend movies for free.
- Download the latest e-book. Yep, it’s free.
- We even lend music CDs, audiobooks and, of course, books in print, all free.
- Has the cost of internet got you down? Go online at the library; right again – free.
- Maybe you just want to do something fun that doesn’t cost a week’s allowance. Our entertaining programs for teens are all free.
- We even have resources on learning to invest, starting a business, smart shopping and earning scholarships. Ask a librarian to help.
The library is here to help you be Money Smart!
Ann McDuffie, Youth Services, Bealeton branch library
For book lists, program highlights and staff suggestions for young adult readers published prior to January 2015, visit Reading Riot, our blog about the best books, events and websites for teen.