Schaumburg Library Announces "Thinking Money" Exhibit and Programs

  • The "Thinking Money" exhibit, created by the American Library Association (ALA) in partnership with the FINRA Investor Education Foundation, will open at the Schaumburg Library on Saturday, May 19. See article for details about related programs and activities.

    The "Thinking Money" exhibit, created by the American Library Association (ALA) in partnership with the FINRA Investor Education Foundation, will open at the Schaumburg Library on Saturday, May 19. See article for details about related programs and activities.

 
Susan Miura
Updated 5/7/2018 7:08 AM

Tweens, teens and adults are welcome to learn about the many aspects of money from the "Thinking Money" traveling exhibition and programs from Saturday, May 19 through Saturday, June 30 at the Schaumburg Library, 130 S. Roselle Rd., Schaumburg. Thinking Money" is designed to teach all ages about money through a series of hands-on programs, games and presentations. Topics will include strategies for saving, spending, estate planning, using apps and managing college costs. The exhibit and related programs are all free, but most of the programs require registration.

 

                                                                                                                                                                                                                       
 

"An important tool in successful money management is information," said the library's Executive Director Monica Harris. "This exhibit makes learning about money fun and interesting, while providing great strategies for reaching smart financial decisions. We're excited about hosting this exhibit and related programs for our community."

 

Through an adventure-themed storyline, interactive iPad content and other fun activities, the "Thinking Money" exhibit explores themes like wants vs. needs, preparing for a rainy/sunny day, imagining the future self and avoiding financial fraud.

 

Programs for children include "Life-Sized Game of Life" for ages 8 years and up, 4-5 p.m., Thursday, May 24 in the Program Room, and "Escape the Room" for ages 9-12 years, 2-3 p.m., Wednesday, June 13, in the Storytime Room. Tweens ages 9-12 may also sign up for "The Price is What?" from 2:30-3:30 p.m., Saturday, June 16 in the Program Room.

Teens ages 12-19 are invited to participate in "Escape the Room" from 7-8 p.m., Thursday, May 24 in Teen Place, and 3-4 p.m., Tuesday, June 12 in Rasmussen North. Teens may also drop in for "Life-sized Monopoly" from 3-5 p.m. Wednesday, June 6 in Teen Place. No registration is required for "Monopoly."

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Adults can learn about money by attending a variety of programs, beginning with "Prepare Your Legacy for Your Family" from 7-9 p.m., Tuesday, May 22 in the Rasmussen North Room. Next up is "The National Bank" from 7-8:30 p.m., Friday, June 1 in the Rasmussen North Room. Those who would like to use apps to help save money may register for "Save Using Your Smart Phone" from 10:30 a.m. -- Noon, Saturday, June 2, in the Adult Classroom. Parents of high school juniors or seniors will get valuable information from "Don't Pay the College Sticker Price" from 7-8 p.m., Tuesday, June 5 in the Rasmussen North Room. Teens are also welcome to attend this program.

For a full listing of library events, visit www.SchaumburgLibrary.org or see the library's Guide which is mailed to Schaumburg township residents and available in the library.

 

"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, Schaumburg Library also received a $1,000 programming allowance, along with promotional and support materials.