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New PLA Webinar on Financial Literacy Programming

Plan a financial literacy program at your library with the help of PLA’s January webinar
At 1 p.m. CST on Jan. 19, the Public Library Association (PLA) will host a live, hour-long webinar, “Right on the Money: Financial Literacy @ your library,”as part of PLA’s “Public Libraries at Work” monthly webinar series.

Attendees will learn how to offer a financial literacy program at their libraries, including how to train volunteer tutors and how to draw patrons in for financial management coaching.

The webinar will be led by Fernando Cordova, Holly Fulghum-Nutters, and Pat Jarvis, all staff of Project Read, a South San Francisco initiative promoting lifelong learning. These presenters will share their experience of creating a Financial Well-Being program for their community and will offer program development tips to attendees. The Project Read program included financial coaching for adults as well as financial story times for children.

A financial literacy program not only offers rewarding volunteer opportunities for community members, it also impacts the lives of patrons struggling to understand and make the most of their money.

Cost to attend the “Right on the Money: Financial Literacy @ your library,” webinar is $28 (PLA Members), $31.50 (ALA Members) and $35 (Nonmembers). Groups of any size can register for $129. Go here to register or here for more information. DEADLINE TO REGISTER FOR THIS WEBINAR IS 4:30PM CST ON MONDAY, JANUARY 17, 2011.