Money Smart Week runs from April 22-29 and gives us an opportunity to highlight the smart money resources available year-round at St. Louis Public Library. The bulk of our "how to be smart with your money" books can be found in the vicinity of #Dewey 332.024 (& J332.024 for books geared toward our younger patrons) and we have pulled a handful of titles that appealed to us for a display in the Social Sciences room at Central Library. Visit us if you have a chance; if you don't, please visit our list on the SLPL catalog where you can click on books, summon them to your branch, or put them on your "for later" shelf (we've included a a few samples below for your consideration. On our display we also have the Calendar of Events (oh so many events!) for Money Smart Week - come grab a copy, or go to the website and browse the events online.

The One-page Financial Plan

The Cartoon Introduction to Economics

The Barefoot Investor

In addition to all the great resources at the Library, the St. Louis Federal Reserve Bank is another great resource for all matter of financial info: (a) visit their FRASER digital library to explore economic history through primary documents, (b) go to FRED for browseable, crunchable economic data, and (c) check out the Econ Lowdown page for videos, flash cards, lesson plans (a personal favorite is Barbie in the Labor Force), and more to teach students about economics, personal finance, and money generally, as well as professional development opportunities for teachers. The St. Louis Fed has just posted their 2016 Annual Report "Economic Literacy for Life" with "essays about the importance of educating one and all about the basics of economics and personal finance." (And did you know they have a museum??)

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