- Thinking Money
Lawton Public Library announces Thinking Money traveling exhibition and program schedule.
Lawton Public Library will host Thinking Money, a new traveling exhibition designed to teach tweens, teens and the adults in their lives about money, from February 5, 2017 to March 15, 2017. The public is also invited to attend hands-on, kid-friendly programs about financial topics like saving, spending and avoiding fraud.
“Money affects all of us, but many of us lack the information we need to make smart decisions about our financial futures,” said Rachel Pierce, Librarian. “Thinking Money is designed to teach us about financial literacy in a way that is not only understandable, but fun, and we’re proud to bring it to our library.”
Through an adventure-themed storyline, interactive iPad content and other fun activities,Thinking Money explores themes like wants vs. needs, preparing for a rainy/sunny day, imagining your future self and avoiding financial fraud.
Programs will include viewings of Thinking Money: The Psychology Behind our Best and Worst Financial Decisions. Registration is required. For a full calendar of library events, visit lawtonok.gov/departments/library or call 580.581.3450 ext. 4 for more information. Admission to the exhibition, which will be located at the Main library, and all programs are free of charge.
Thinking Money was created by the American Library Association (ALA) in partnership with the FINRA Investor Education Foundation.
In April 2016, ALA and the FINRA Foundation announced 50 libraries nationwide to host the 1,000-square-foot exhibition. In addition to the exhibition loan, Lawton Public Library also received a $1,000 programming allowance, expenses paid for a training session at the 2016 ALA Annual Conference in June 2016, and promotional and support materials.
Rachel Pierce, Librarian
Lawton Public Library
Ph:580.581.3450 (option 4)