The Financial Literacy Roundtable (FLRT)
Welcome! The Financial Literacy Roundtable (FLRT) has compiled this resource page
to support financial education goals at libraries of all types.
For more information on FLRT, including information on membership,
visit the Roundtables page of this site.
Money Smart Week 2021
Join us for Virtual Money Smart Week, April 10-17, 2021. The event will focus on one daily “Money Smart” theme. Content will be provided by government, non-profit and educational institutions through a combination of 10-15-minute presentations, checklists, toolkits and other pertinent resources. Money Smart Week programming will focus on supporting the needs of low to-moderate income households - those most affected by Covid-19 - to encourage greater financial well-being in their communities.
Learn more at: https://www.moneysmartweek.orgFinancial Education Contacts
FLRT has compiled a resource list of community partners offering a variety of programs available to libraries. Topics include budgeting, financing college, identity theft and cybersecurity, saving by organizing your household and money smart programs for kids! Schedule a program today!Visit ALA's LibGuide for Financial Literacy in Public Libraries. This is a great resource for books, websites, professional development, and programming ideas.
Financial Literacy Materials
The CFPB and the U.S. Government Printing Office provide free promotional and educational materials on many financial topics. Formats include posters, bookmarks, booklets, flyers, DVDs and more! Orders are shipped free to libraries. CFPB support materials.
Find free financial education materials (for all ages) from the Government printing Office.
Financial Literacy Awareness
April is Financial Literacy Month and FLRT celebrates with Money Smart Week, a national campaign of the Chicago Federal Reserve to create awareness of services and resources, and to promote financial education programs. Money Smart Week is supported by the American Library Association. Find out how you can become a Money Smart Week partner on the MSW site, as well as find webinars, program inspiration, and MSW promotional materials.
If you are planning or have held a financial literacy program, have a financial educator to recommend, or have any questions or concerns, please contact us at FLRT@rilibraries.org
Submit your programs through our new Financial Literacy Programs form and we will help to promote them through our statewide calendar during Money Smart Week and through our MSW RI Facebook page throughout the year.