Popular interactive exhibit teaches kids financial literacy skills
Thinking Money for Kids is a museum-quality exhibit that travels to all 50 states. It is at the Arthenia L. Joyner University Area Community Library in Tampa until Monday, May 10.
The Arthenia L. Joyner University Area Community Library is located at 13619 N. 22nd St. in Tampa.
The Arthenia L. Joyner University Area Community Library is one of 50 sites selected to host Thinking Money for Kids during its two-year tour of the United States. The Tampa-Hillsborough County Public Library received a national grant from the American Library Association and the FINRA Investor Education Foundation to host the exhibit and related events.
The exhibit is part of the Tampa-Hillsborough County Public Library’s Money Smart initiative, which aims to encourage the public to take advantage of the library’s many resources related to financial literacy. The interactive exhibit explores financial literacy topics for children ages 7-11 and their parents, caregivers and educators.
The multimedia experience uses games, activities and a fun story to help children understand what money is, its function in society, money choices and the values of money, such as money. fairness, responsibility and charity. The library will also be hosting several special events for children that will accompany the exhibit, including one that will teach them how to use a piggy bank and piggy bank.
Jennifer Grubb is a Branch Manager for the Arthenia L. Joyner University Area Community Library.
Grubb said, “Through the combination of colorful games and practical knowledge, visitors of all ages can learn better ways to manage money. By exploring the interactive exhibit, families can learn about bartering and trading, counting money, working with a budget and how to earn money. Additionally, we also have scavenger hunts, activities and scheduled programs that expand on the topics covered in the exhibit. Visitors can also borrow books and use other resources to continue the experience at home.
The event is free and visitors do not need a library card to attend. For more information about the exhibit, visit the Hillsborough County Public Library Cooperative website at hcplc.org/moneysmart.