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Money Smart Week is celebrated at libraries & schools throughout Wisconsin this week. Money Smart Week is a public awareness campaign of the Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago, supported in Wisconsin by the Governor's Council on Financial Literacy, the Wis. Dept. of Financial Institutions, the Wis. Office of the Commissioner of Insurance, Wisconsin Library Services Inc. (WiLS), and hundreds of local organizations. The Big Read program began in the Fox Cities in 2009. Each year public librarians, teachers, and others distribute thousands of financial literacy books to children and families. It is our hope that kids will repeatedly ask family members to read the book to them, which in turn provides opportunities for families to discuss saving, spending, and appropriate money management. This year's book is "Just Saving My Money" by Mercer Mayer. When Little Critter wants a new skateboard, Dad tells him that he needs to save his own money to buy it. From feeding the dog to selling lemonade, Little Critter learns the value of a dollar. Any child coming to story hour at the Kingston Library on Thursday, April 27th, at 4:30pm will receive a copy of this book.
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