News Release

For immediate release - March 20, 2012

Money Smart Week @Your Library

Money Smart Week is a public awareness campaign designed to help consumers better manage their personal finances. This is achieved through the collaboration and coordinated effort of hundreds of organizations across the country including businesses, financial institutions, schools, libraries, not-for-profits, government agencies and the media. These groups come together once a year to stress the importance of financial literacy, inform consumers about where they can get help and provide free educational seminars and activities throughout the week.

Lake County Library System is excited to be part of the Money Smart Week @Your Library campaign as a Money Smart Partner with the Federal Reserve Bank and American Library Association. Locally we are pleased to have partnered with the University of Florida/IFAS Lake County Extension, Florida Small Business Development Center at the University of Central Florida, Sun Trust Bank of Leesburg, and PNC Bank of Groveland to help consumers learn to better manage their personal finances. Workshops will be offered at The Leesburg Public Library, Marion Baysinger Memorial County Library, Cagan Crossings Community Library, and Lady Lake Public Library. Topics will include Work At Home Schemes, Women and Money, Identify Theft, and other Practical Money Skills. In addition the Leesburg Public Library and Cagan Crossings Community Library are offering workshops for teens.

2012 Money Smart Workshop Schedule:

April 23rd     Work at Home Schemes (adult)     10:30am-12:30pm   Cagan Crossings Community Library
April 23rd     Women and Money (adult)             2:00pm-3:30pm      Lady Lake Library
April 23rd     The Money Games (teens)             3:00pm-5:00pm      Cagan Crossings Community Library
April 24th     Work at Home Schemes (adult)     10:00am-12noon     Leesburg Public Library
April 24th     Money Smart Game Show (teens)  5:00pm-6:00pm       Leesburg Public Library
April 26th     Practical Money Skills (adult)        10:30am-12noon      Marion Baysinger Memorial County Library

For more information about the Money Smart Week @Your Library workshops contact Erika L. Greene at 352-253-6183 or egreene@lakeline.lib.fl.us.

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Media contact:
Erika L. Greene
Literacy Coordinator
352-253-6183
egreene@lakeline.lib.fl.us

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