County libraries take part in Money Smart Week

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Need to get a little money astute or dollar savvy? The Washington County Library framework can offer assistance.

This year, Washington County Library System is supporting a progression of monetary proficiency classes amid Money Smart Week, April 23-30.

Cash Smart Week has been around since 2002, as a task of the Money Smart Advisory Council in the Chicago territory. Initially composed by more than 40 Chicago-range associations, including the Chicago Federal Reserve, the week highlights six days of presentations, group bunches, budgetary establishments, government offices and money related specialists. The objective is to advance individual monetary proficiency and help buyers better deal with their own funds.

This is the primary year Washington County has taken an interest in Money Smart Week, library chief Keith Ryskoski said. He’s acquainted with other library frameworks that have previously, and thought it seemed like a useful system.

“We thought it would be a decent approach to convey that money related learning piece to our province occupants,” Ryskoski said.

There will be 14 diverse projects offered over the span of the week—everything from storytimes for preschoolers to monetary wellbeing tips for seniors. The sessions will be held at various libraries, at various times of the day, in order to spread the offerings all through the region. Since the projects are free and open to the general population, inhabitants are welcome to any or the majority of the sessions, paying little mind to whether a session is at their group library or another library.

The accompanying classes are offered amid Smart Money Week:

• “Senior Crime Prevention Tips,” exhibited by Washington County Attorney Pete Orput, 2-3 p.m. Sunday, April 24, at Hardwood Creek Library in Forest Lake;

• “Senior Crime Prevention Tips,” exhibited by Orput 10-11 a.m. Monday, April 25, at the Washington County Government Center, 14949 62nd St. N., Lower Level Room 13, in Stillwater;

• “Each Penny Counts” preschool storytime, 10:30-11 a.m. Monday, April 25, at Valley Library, 380 St. Croix Trail S. in Lakeland;

• “What’s in Your Piggy Bank?” preschool storytime, 10:30-11 a.m. Monday, April 25, at Wildwood Library, 763 Stillwater Road in Mahtomedi;

• “Perusing Makes Cents” preschool storytime, 10:30-11 a.m. Monday, April 25, at Oakdale Library, 1010 Heron Ave., N. in Oakdale;

• “What’s in Your Piggy Bank?” super storytime, 10:30-11:15 a.m. Tuesday, April 26, at Hardwood Creek Library;

• “Extortion Guard,” introduced by AARP 11 a.m.- twelve Tuesday, April 26, at R.H. Stafford Library, 8595 Central Park Place, Valley Creek Rooms An and B, in Woodbury;

• “One, 2, 3 Count with Me” little child storytime, 10:30-11 a.m. Wednesday, April 27, at Hardwood Creek Library;

• “What is Bankruptcy?” displayed by neighborhood lawyer Mimi Hasselbalch, 6-7 p.m. Wednesday, April 27, at Park Grove Library, 7900 Hemingway Ave. S. in Cottage Grove;

• “Perusing Makes Cents” preschool storytime, 10:30-11 a.m. Thursday, April 28, at R.H. Stafford Library;

• “What’s in Your Piggy Bank?” preschool storytime 10:30-11 a.m. Thursday, April 28, at Hardwood Creek Library;

• “Contract Products,” 101 exhibited by Washington County Housing and Redevelopment Authority (HRA), 10-11:30 a.m. Saturday, April 30, at Wildwood Library, 763 Stillwater Road in Mahtomedi;

• “Are You Mortgage Ready?” exhibited by the HRA,, 1-2:30 p.m. Saturday, April 30, at Park Grove Library, 7900 Hemingway Ave. S. in Cottage Grove;

• and “The Homebuyer Process,” exhibited by the HRA, 3:30-4:45 p.m. Saturday, April 30, at Oakdale Library.

Amid Money Smart Week, the majority of the region’s libraries are taking part in a “tech dump” reusing venture, Ryskoski said. The Washington County Environmental Center will give secure containers at the vast majority of the libraries, so inhabitants can turn in old mobile phones, memory drives and hard drives for reusing. Inhabitants can bring the same number of things as they might want.

“Whatever fits in there, we’ll take,” Ryskoski said.

All information on the things gathered will be for all time crushed, in consistence with the National Institute of Standards and Technology and Department of Defense models

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