FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Dover Area Community Library3700-3 Davidsburg RoadDover, PA 17315717-292-6814
CONTACT: Debbie Van de Castle
THE DOVER AREA COMMUNITY LIBRARY IS OFFERING FAMILY FINANCE HELP THAT’S “RIGHT ON THE MONEY”
Family-friendly program teaches parents and children to manage money
Dover – The Dover Area Community Library is pleased to announce that it will be offering free, family-oriented money management lessons through an innovative new program developed for Pennsylvania community-based organizations and libraries. “Right on the Money” is a program that uses fun, age-appropriate children’s books to introduce kids to key financial concepts and provides parents with tools to reinforce their own financial knowledge as well as help their children build sound money management skills.
“Nearly 75% of parents feel they are unprepared to teach their kids about basic personal finances,” said Debbie Van de Castle, Director of the Dover Area Library. “This program helps parents strengthen their financial skills. It also gives them creative ideas and helps them feel more comfortable teaching positive money management skills to their children. And, frankly, it’s a lot of fun!”
“Right on the Money” was developed through a partnership between the Penn State University Cooperative Extension, the Heinz Endowments and the Pennsylvania Office of Financial Education to create an easy-to-use curriculum for teachers, librarians and other community members who are interested in providing financial education to children ages 5-7 and their parents.
The four-part program will begin April 9, 2008. For more information, contact Debbie Van de Castle @ 717-292-6814