New Display Takes Customers on a Financial Expedition

Embark upon a “financial expedition” at Memphis Public Libraries with the new Thinking Money Exhibition! Using adventure-themed storylines, interactive iPad content and other fun activities, this traveling display is designed to teach tweens, teens and adults how to make wise financial decisions, avoid financial fraud, prepare for a “rainy” day and more!

A series of free, fun and engaging programs are also available for customers of all ages, like Money Bingo for kids ages 6 – 12 on Monday, Nov. 6, 2017, 4 p.m. – 5 p.m. at the Benjamin L. Hooks Central Library (3030 Poplar Ave., Children’s Department, first floor).

Other upcoming programs are listed below. (All are free and open to the public.)

Outsmarting Investment Fraud Tuesday, Nov. 14, 2017 | 5 p.m. – 8 p.m. Central Library (First Floor Conference Room A)

Introduction to Couponing Saturday, Nov. 18, 2017 | 1 p.m. – 3 p.m. Central Library (Third Floor North Reading Area)

I Read That Movie at the Library: A Page-to-Screen Book Club “The Pursuit of Happyness” Saturday, Nov. 18, 2017 | 2 p.m. – 5 p.m. Central Library (First Floor Conference Room A)

Children’s Storytime for Ages 3 – 5 Monday, Nov. 20, 10:15 a.m. Central Library (Children’s Department, First Floor Program Area)

Closing Ceremony Tuesday, Nov. 28, 2017 | 5 p.m. – 8 p.m. Central Library (First Floor Conference Room A)

“Money affects all of us, but many of us lack the information we need to make smart decisions about our financial futures,” said Memphis Public Libraries’ Deputy Director Chris Marszalek. “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.”

In April 2016, the American Library Association and the FINRA Foundation announced 50 libraries nationwide to host the 1,000-square-foot exhibition. In addition to the exhibition loan, Memphis Public Libraries 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.

Thinking Money was created by the American Library Association (ALA) in partnership with the FINRA Investment Education Foundation.

For more information about the traveling display at Memphis Public Libraries, call (901) 415-2700.


Photo by: Marcey Wright, coordinator of public relations and media