Wednesday, November 7, 2012

Financial Literacy Reading Program

The Vermont State Treasurer’s Office is working with 30 Vermont public libraries to learn how the Reading is an Investment program may be expanded to further enhance youth financial literacy. The Springfield Town Library is one of the libraries participating in the pilot project. This year’s educational theme is “Investing and Goal Sharing.”

The Springfield Town Library has received copies of The Pickle Patch Bathtub by Frances Kennedy, Isabel’s Car Wash by Sheila Bair, and Stock Market Pie by J.M. Seymour. Programming materials include a modified curriculum guide with book related activities, bookmarks, book lists, and a reading log. Children in grades K-6 who complete the reading log requirements before March 15, 2013 are eligible to be entered into a drawing for a $250 Vermont Higher Education Investment Plan account.

Stop by the Springfield Town Library anytime to get a reading log and bookmark. There is display of financial literacy books available for borrowing in the Children’s Room during. Look for a financial literacy program for children in the coming months. We thank the Vermont State Treasurer’s Office for including us in this worthwhile project.