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A year into the pandemic, ALA's Financial Literacy Interest Group shares last-minute ideas for another virtual Money Smart Week.

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Image of the 9 Core Library Programming Competencies Chart. Going clockwise text reads: Knowledge of the community, interpersonal skills, creativity, content knowledge, evaluation, financial skills, outreach & marketing, event planning, organizational skills.

Programming librarians have a wide set of skills including some that are not often taught. 

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Illustration of person opening up their small business holding cash.

As Tax Day looms, librarians see more tax and financial questions coming our way.

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Photograph of large green field with tree.

The Rural Libraries and Social Wellbeing project explores how rural libraries impact their communities.

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Photo of two people looking at financial papers with a calculator.

Libraries are the perfect place for people to find resources to build a strong financial future. Informed library staff can help.

Photograph of Cohort 10 meeting in-person in March, 2020.
Photograph of Cohort 10 meeting in-person in March, 2020.

With the change, loss, injustice and suffering the past year has brought, community-centered libraries are needed now more than ever.

Photograph of people in a financial literacy class.
Photograph of people in a financial literacy class.

Financial Literacy in Public Libraries: A Guide for Building Collections helps to address the financial needs of your community.