Thinking Money

UCPL is proud to host the traveling exhibition Thinking Money: A Financial Expedition May 20-June 24. Through an adventure-themed storyline, interactive iPad content, and other fun activities, Thinking Money explores themes like wants vs. needs, preparing for a rainy/sunny day, and imagining your future self. The exhibition is geared toward tweens, teens, and the adults in their lives.

While Thinking Money is on display, the Library will also host a series of programs related to the themes of Thinking Money, listed below. All programs are free and open to the public, and Thinking Money is available for visiting any time the library is open.

Thinking Money Opening Reception
Tuesday, May 23 from 6-8 p.m.
Help us welcome Thinking Money to the Library! This event also serves as the opening reception for Thinking Money: Piggy Banks, a companion exhibition by local photographer Kristi Foster that features UCPL friends, family, and patrons holding, and talking about, their piggy banks. Kristi will discuss her project at 7 p.m.

Mad City Money
Thursday, May 25 at 6 p.m.
Teens are invited to join us in an interactive budget program led by the University of Missouri-St. Louis’ Center for Entrepreneurship and Economic Education.

Talking to Your Kids About Money
Wednesday, May 31 at 6 p.m.
Parents and caregivers of young children are invited to attend this moderated discussion focusing on how to introduce the ideas of saving money and making a budget to their children. Meanwhile, their children will participate in a story time focused on saving, and each child will go home with a book of their own! This program is presented by the Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis. Registration is required for this event. Call the Youth Services department at 314-727-3150 to register.

Figuring Out How to Pay for College
Wednesday, June 7 at 7 p.m.
The Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis presents an interactive and informational program to help teens and their parents understand the FAFSA, financial aid sources, and how to put together the puzzle of paying for college.

Safe and Secure
Thursday, June 15 at 7 p.m.
The UMSL Center for Entrepreneurship and Economic Education presents an interactive workshop on safely managing your finances online, including how to check your credit report.

Thinking Money was created by the American Library Association (ALA) in partnership with the FINRA Investor Education Foundation.