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MoneySmart Week at the Mengle Memorial Library in Brockway

On April 8, Mengle Memorial Library in Brockway will participate in MoneySmart Week by offering programs about budgeting for both teens and tweens.  The programs aim to help kids and young adults understand how the money choices they make today will impact their future.   

The tweens’ program, “Allowances and Spending Plans,” will teach tweens how to make better decisions about spending their money, and how to plan for larger expenses.  The teens’ program, “Looking Toward the Future,” will be geared towards teen’s more complex financial issues.  What are their goals for the future?  We will discuss budgeting, goal setting, saving, investing, and how the decisions they make today can help them to accomplish these goals.  As always, these programs are free to everyone. Snacks will be served!  You can register for these programs by calling the library at 265-8245. 

Every year in April, the Federal Reserve sponsors MoneySmart Week, a program designed to help people of all ages learn more about financial issues. Financial literacy is an issue of great importance for our children, yet few high school students understand how to manage money. According to the Jumpstart Coalition for Financial Literacy fewer than half of high school students can pass a basic test for personal financial literacy.  



Money and Your Future

 Are YOU planning for your financial future?  Are you worried about your children’s future?  Now is the time to take control, set goals, and win with money! Here is a program that will teach you basic strategies to help you achieve more with your money through budgeting, saving, and spending wisely. 

Adult Program: Presented by David Hess

·        Learning how to live on a budget, set goals, and look ahead at retirement

·        Filling out budget forms and learning how to best use them

·        Discussing goal setting and how to achieve goals realistically

·        Comprehending basic retirement strategies

Children: Presented by Heather Hess

·        Learning how to earn, save, spend, and give money.

·        Understanding the concept of commission versus an allowance.

·        Reading books and completing hands on activities

·        Being actively engaged in the learning process.


Let’s get started on making your economic future brighter!

Saturday, March 15 - Mengle Memorial Library - 11 a.m.

Sunday, March 30 – Sykesville Town Hall – 1 pm

Saturday, April 5 – Reynoldsville Public Library – 10 am

Sunday, April 6 - Summerville Public Library - 3 p.m.

Friday, April 11 - Punxsutawney Public Library - 5:30 p.m.

Saturday, April 12 - Rebecca Arthurs Public Library - 10 a.m.

 “This project is made possible by a grant from the Institute of Museum and Library Services as administered by the Pennsylvania Department of Education through the office of Commonwealth Libraries, and the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, Tom Corbett Governor”


Summer Reading Program
Register for Summer Reading online or at the library!

Programs every Tuesday from June 17th through August 5th
11 am - Children 5 and under
1 pm - Children 6 and up
2 pm - 'Tweens and Teens



Mengle Memorial Library is a participating site for the Statewide Access card.

The Mengle Memorial Library serves as the headquarters for the Jefferson County Library System.