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April is National Financial Literacy Month

Financial Literacy Month

April is Financial Literacy Month.  Even very young children can begin to learn about the power of money and how to wisely save and spend it.  Visit the Children’s Department at Rodman Public Library all month to see the wonderful display behind our desk and take home some books (and educational games) to share with your family.

If you are a teacher or homeschooling parent looking for great ideas to use in the classroom, you may want to download one of these wonderful “Money Smart” guides – a series of lessons and activities developed by the FDIC (Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation) with consultation from the CFPB (Consumer Financial Protection Bureau).

“Money Smart for Grades Pre-K-2 Parent/Caregiver Guide”

“Money Smart for Grades 3-5 Parent/Caregiver Guide”

“Money Smart for Grades 6-8 Parent/Caregiver Guide”


The following materials may be reserved by clicking the links.  Please stop by the Main Children’s Department to see our display which includes these activities, books and many more!

Book Cover Alexander, Who Used to Be Rich Last Sunday

You Can’t Buy a Dinosaur with a Dime

Book Cover Show Me the Money

Book Cover The Coin Counting Book

Book Cover Neale S. Godfrey’s Ultimate Kids’ Money Book


Here are some of the items available in our Parent/Teacher section:

Math Lacers – Money

Counting Money Level 1, Level 2, and Level 3

Money Equivalency Puzzles

Double Sided Magnetic Money


Check out our Braille Book Collection

Did you know we have over 30 titles from National Braille Press available for checkout?  Children’s book publishers donate popular children’s books to NBP and the cut the books apart at the spine and insert the identical text in braille on transparent plastic sheets.  Then the books are rebound in a print/Braille format.  You can search our online catalog to find a complete listing.