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An exhibit called Thinking Money is coming to the Library, so we asked teens and tweens to take a second to think about money.

Specifically: how much does it cost to raise a child from birth to age 18 in the U.S. today?

And what is compound interest?


Don't know the answers? Come see the Thinking Money exhibit at the Library, on display from May 19 through June 26.

Thinking Money strives to teach tweens, teens and their parents, caregivers and educators about financial literacy topics – like saving, spending and avoiding fraud – in a way that is not only understandable, but fun.

Through an adventure-themed storyline, interactive iPad content and other fun, hands-on activities, the exhibition explores the following themes:

  • Wants vs. needs
  • Earning and paying interest
  • Preparing for rainy/sunny day
  • Imagining your future self
  • Avoiding financial fraud

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