Wednesday, November 04, 2015
ALA Traveling Exhibition: Thinking Money
Deadline: Jan. 29, 2016.
The ALA Public Programs Office, in partnership with the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) Investor Education Foundation, is accepting applications for Thinking Money, a traveling exhibition to U.S. public libraries.
Money affects all Americans, but many of us lack the knowledge we need to make smart financial choices that will prepare us for whatever the future brings. Thinking Money strives to teach tweens, teens and their parents, caregivers and educators about financial literacy topics — like saving, spending and avoiding fraud — in a way that is not only understandable, but fun.
Thinking Money is a museum-quality exhibition that will travel to 50 U.S. public libraries between 2016 and 2018. Through an adventure-themed storyline, interactive iPad content and other fun, hands-on activities, the exhibition explores themes like wants vs. needs, preparing for a rainy/sunny day, and imagining your future self.
Each selected site will receive:
- 1,000-square-foot traveling exhibition and two iPads preloaded with fun educational content and four low-tech activity stations for a six-week loan;
- travel and accommodations to attend a workshop at the 2016 ALA Annual Conference in Orlando;
- online training modules for library staff and tips and tools for related programs; and
- $1,000 programming allowance
For guidelines, registration for the conference calls, and to apply online, visit www.ala.org/thinkingmoney.