Family-friendly financial program tonight at library

Staff Writer
Echo Pilot

The Greencastle-Antrim Kiwanis and Besore Memorial Library is offering free, family-oriented money management lessons through an innovative new program developed for Pennsylvania's community-based organizations and libraries.

The four-part program will begin 6 tonight at the library.

“Right on the Money” is a program that uses fun, age-appropriate children's books to introduce kids to key financial concepts and provides parents with tools to reinforce their own financial knowledge as well as help their children build sound money management skills.  

“Nearly 75 percent of parents feel they are unprepared to teach their kids about basic personal finances,” said library director Laura Greenlee Bailie. “This program helps parents strengthen their financial skills.  It also gives them creative ideas and helps them feel more comfortable teaching positive money management skills to their children. And, frankly, it's a lot of fun!”

“Right on the Money” was developed through a partnership between the Penn State Cooperative Extension, the Heinz Endowments and the Pennsylvania Office of Financial Education to create an easy-to-use curriculum for teachers, librarians, and other community members who are interested in providing financial education to children ages 5-7 and their parents.