Money Smart Week BannerCreated by the Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago in 2002, Money Smart Week® is a public awareness campaign designed to help consumers better manage their personal finances. Join us for exciting programming for kids and adults.

Financial Literacy Storytime
Saturday, March 30, 10:30–11:15 a.m.
Join us for a special storytime and activity presented by the Illinois Treasurer’s Office. Drop in; no registration required.

Make-It Take-It: Piggy Bank
Saturday, March 30, 1:30–3:30 p.m.
Join us in Children’s Services to make a fun craft to take home and keep! Drop in; no registration required.

Introduction to Bitcoin I
Monday, April 1, 6:15 p.m.
Enjoy an exploration of Bitcoin cryptocurrency, the history of Bitcoin, what it is, how it works and the risks and benefits of buying it. Specifics on how to buy Bitcoin will be explored in part 2.

Introduction to Bitcoin II
Tuesday, April 2, 6:15 p.m.
Learn about Blockchain, the programming method that supports Bitcoin’s creation, trading and record keeping. We’ll also cover specific info about purchasing Bitcoin.