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Library Budget Vote On Tuesday, April 14, from 9:30 a.m. to 9 p.m. you will have the opportunity to vote on the Proposed Budget for the 2015/2016 fiscal year. As community members like yourselves, we strive to balance the excellent resources you expect with the economic realities we all face. We have focused on finding creative solutions to save money without compromising service, to help mitigate costs beyond our control. The proposed 2015/2016 budget reflects an increase of the operating budget of 1.49%.
Check out the article on our new financial literacy program in the Advance.
April 9th, 7:00 - 8:30 p.m.
Who needs more money now? Most of us do! How often do you think: if only I had a little more cash, I could do something really great with it? In our next Money for Lifeworkshop, find out how to have better credit and more money for things that matter now.
Also, check out this Financial Literacy topic guide, created by adult reference librarian, Jose Hernandez, for a great selection of web sites, podcasts, videos, and much more!
We are thrilled to announce that Patchogue-Medford Library has received a grant for $59,752 to provide our patrons with high quality programs and unbiased educational resources about money management, personal finance and investing.
Give your child a head start in money management! Saving, spending, banking, cost comparison concepts and charitable giving will be explored through fun lessons and crafts. Pizza will be provided!
All programs have been made possible by a grant from the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) Investor Education Foundation through Smart investing@your library ®, a partnership with the American Library Association.
Chickens & Eggs
Watch the library chicks as they hatch from eggs on our youtube page! They could hatch any minute!
The Number Nook (designed for children ages PreK-2nd grade) will be available for play on the CAPS floor through April 26th. Children can shop in a play store, place items on a play conveyor belt and check out at the play cash register and pay with play money. This activity center will help children to learn basic math activities. Other financial literacy materials will be displayed nearby for caregivers.
ART WITH JOANNE: PIGGY BANK
Tuesday, April 14
Paint a unique piggy bank to save your pennies for a rainy day.
**(Please note the change in age from grades 2-6 TO grades K-6)**
THE IMPORTANCE OF SAVING, SPENDING AND SHARING
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday
April 20, 21 and 22
The foundation for smart money management is learned at an early age. Children will learn what the real value of money and will be introduced to simple saving, banking and cost comparison concepts. They will also take part in various fun lessons and crafts relating to the importance of Saving, Spending & Sharing. We will also have pizza and there will be giveaways and a special raffle for those who attend all three sessions! Presented by TFCU
(grades 4 - 8)
Monday, April 06, 2015
4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Be creative and create your own string art on a canvas. For children 4th-8th grade.
Friday, April 17th: 6:30-8:30
Compete in teams as you answer questions about movies, music and so much more!
Call 654-4700 to register for adult programs, or click on the title to register through our online calendar.