Money Smart Week

The Augusta-Richmond County Public Library System (ARCPLS) will host several financial literacy programs for children, teens, and adults for Money Smart Week®, April 22-29, 2017. All events are free and open to the public. The ARCPLS Money Smart Week® programs cover a variety of topics from fun finance activities for the little ones to personal finance advice for people with disabilities. Below is the full list of ARCPLS Money Smart Week programs:

Headquarters Library
823 Telfair St., Augusta | 706-821-2600

GLASS Money Smart Week Sensory Storytime
Saturday, April 22 @ 11 am
Children’s Programming Room, First Floor

Join Georgia Libraries for Accessible Statewide Services (GLASS) for a Sensory Storytime all about money! Sensory Storytime is designed to keep kids active and is ideal for children with autism spectrum disorders, sensory integration challenges or children who have trouble sitting still. Best for preschool children but all are welcome. Registration is encouraged but not required—call 706-821-2625 or register online at

Hands-on Budgeting Tips
Tuesday, April 25 and Thursday, April 27
9:15 am-11:15, 12 – 2, 3-5, 5:30-7:30
Third Floor Meeting Room

Develop a free personalized spending plan with Balance My Checkbook LLC, a financial coaching and financial planning company, that will show you how to save more money. Preregistration is required. Register by calling 706-828-1830 or emailing Registered attendees will need to bring income information and copies of their monthly bills.

Be Money Smart @ Big Kid Storytime
Tuesday, April 25 @ 10 am
Children’s Programming Room, First Floor

Join us for stories, songs, and rhymes geared toward teaching children ages 3-6 about financial literacy. Registration recommended. Call 706-821-2623 to sign up.

Buying Your First Home
Thursday, April 27 @ 5:30 pm
Meeting Room A, First Floor (off Atrium)

Learn the financial dos and don’ts of buying your first home from Joey Cummings of Synovus Mortgage.

Appleby Library
2260 Walton Way, Augusta | 706-736-6244

Funny Money Time
Tuesday, April 25 @ 3 pm

Join us for games that use play money to teach real life applications! Registration required—call 706-736-6244 to register. Best for ages 5 and up.

Get the 411 on GACollege411
Wednesday, April 26 @ 3 pm

 Learn about the different tools available to teens and parents at Registration required—call 706-736-6244 to register. Best for ages 15-18.

Using Excel to Create a Budget
Tuesday, April 25 @ 10:30 am
Join us as we learn how to use  Excel spreadsheets to create a budget that we can update and adjust month by month. Registration required—call 706-736-6244 to register.

Diamond Lakes Library
101 Diamond Lakes Way, Hephzibah | 706-772-2432

Money Management
Monday, April 24 @ 10 am

Walton Options for Independent Living presents information to assist  consumers with managing personal finances. Topics include credit and interest rates, budgeting, record keeping, and financial responsibility. Registration required—call 706-772-2432 to register. Best for people with disabilities.

Maxwell Library
1927 Lumpkin Rd., Augusta | 706-793-2020
Wallace Library
1237 Laney-Walker Blvd., Augusta | 706-722-6275

Please stop by our libraries during Money Smart Week, April 22nd through the 29th. We will distribute free literature covering everything from financial tips for young adults to retirement planning.  Let us also show you some of the online videos and webinars that will help you chart a better financial future well beyond this one week activity.