Money Smart

Learn to be “Money Smart” at the library.

Find a wealth of opportunities to learn about money at the library through books, events, and the Thinking Money for Kids exhibit.

Thinking Money for Kids

Events and exhibit at the Arthenia L. Joyner University Area Community Library.

Thinking Money for Kids


Thinking Money for Kids is a national exhibition that explores financial literacy topics in an engaging manner for audiences consisting of youth (ages 7-11) and their parents, caregivers and educators. This is an interactive display that teaches children how to make good financial decisions.

The exhibition will be hosted from March 31 — May 10, 2022. Thinking Money for Kids was developed by the American Library Association Public Programs Office in collaboration with the FINRA Investor Education Foundation, whose support made this exhibition possible.


Art Shop

Saturday, April 9, 2022 at 10:30 a.m. & 2 p.m.

Learn about the value of budgeting while creating a one-of-a kind piece of art. At Art Shop, participants of all ages will use play money to browse, select, and purchase craft supplies to make their own masterpiece while learning how to work within a budget. Recommended for all ages.

Saving, Spending, and Money Jar Decorating

Tuesday, April 12, 2022 at 5 p.m.

Practice managing your allowance or income by decorating your own Spend, Save, and Donate Jars and watch your money grow! Recommended for tweens and teens.

Paint a Piggy Bank

Saturday, April 23, 2022 at 2 p.m.

Learn about saving and spending in a fun way while creating a keepsake bank to store money. Choose your paint selection while working within a pretend budget to determine which paint to use on your own piggy bank. Recommended for ages 4-10.

Attendance is limited to 20 children plus 1 parent per child. Tickets will be available at the service desk 15 minutes prior to the event on a on a first come, first served basis.

Book Discussion: The Lemonade War by Jacqueline Davies

Tuesday, May 3, 2022 at 6 p.m.

Learn about starting a business and ways to succeed by reading The Lemonade War by Jacqueline Davies. Bring your favorite things that you learned to share with the group. Recommended for ages 8-12. Attendance is limited to 15 participants. Registration required. Copies of the book are available at the library.

Synopsis: Evan and his younger sister, Jesse, react very differently to the news that they will be in the same class for fourth grade and as the end of summer approaches, they battle it out through lemonade stands, each trying to be the first to earn one hundred dollars.

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"If we command our wealth, we shall be rich and free. If our wealth commands us, we are poor indeed."

— Edmund Burke, Irish Economist/Statesman