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
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
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
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.
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.
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.