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<p><b><span style="font-size: 14pt;">Libraries and Money Smart Week, April 23-30, 2016</span></b></p>
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<span style="font-size: 12pt;">There is still time for your library to sign-up and join the 1,000 other libraries across the country that will be providing</span></p>
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<span style="font-size: 12pt;">financial education programming during <a style="color: blue; text-decoration: underline;" href="http://www.moneysmartweek.org/">
Money Smart Week</a>.</span></p>
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<span style="font-size: 12pt;">Money Smart Week is a partnership between ALA, the Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago, and other national partners such as the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau, and hundreds of libraries, big and small, of all types.</span></p>
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<span style="font-size: 12pt;">To participate your library only need to provide one program during the week. There are lots of easy programs to create, such as money focused story times, creating a display of financial resources your library has, or you can
 participate in some of the national activities such as <a style="color: blue; text-decoration: underline;" href="http://www.moneysmartweekpartners.org/geocache">
Geocashe</a> for academic libraries.</span></p>
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<span style="font-size: 12pt;">And thanks to the <a style="color: blue; text-decoration: underline;" href="http://promotions.usa.gov/cfpblibraries.html">
CFPB</a> you can order, for free, posters-booksmarks-fliers and other materials to help you promote.&nbsp; You can also order great resources to provide during Money Smart Week.</span></p>
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<span style="font-size: 12pt;">If you have any questions about participating please contact Don
<a style="color: blue; text-decoration: underline;" href="mailto:Wood@ala.org">Wood@ala.org</a></span></p>
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<span style="font-size: 12pt;">Thanks!</span></p>
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Michael Dowling</p>
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Director</p>
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