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Smart investing @ your library(TM) is administered jointly by the
The new grant recipients will use the funds to implement a variety of programs designed to increase patrons' access to and understanding of financial information. The grants target a diverse group of library patrons–among them youth, seniors, military families, college students, rural residents, grandparents and grandchildren and low-income families. Participating libraries will use a variety of technologies and outreach strategies to connect library users to the best financial education and information available. This year's projects give special attention to intergenerational learning and helping parents model effective financial practices for their children.
The grantees will partner with schools, universities, community colleges, various nonprofit organizations and local governments to expand the impact of the services and resources the grants enable. Library patrons will be empowered to make educated financial choices for both long-term investing and day-to-day money matters.
"The Smart investing @ your library(TM)grant program aligns with the emerging, transitional nature of library services and demonstrates the library's role as a community innovator. Libraries across the country are helping family members expand their personal understanding of basic financial concepts and that builds a lasting framework for success," said ALA President
"The libraries participating in this grant program make reliable financial information and education readily accessible in their communities," said
2013 Smart investing @ your library(TM) Grantees
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Smart investing @ your library(TM) is a partnership between the
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