Dewey Decibel Podcast: Money Talk

Episode 24 looks at financial literacy programs at libraries

April 9, 2018

Tax season is here, and money, investing, and financial matters are on everyone’s mind. For some, making sense of it all can be intimidating and scary. Episode 24 of Dewey Decibel features interviews with two librarians who developed successful financial literacy programs to help their communities overcome money fears.

First, American Libraries Associate Editor and Dewey Decibel host Phil Morehart talks with Lori Burgess, director of operations at Fond du Lac (Wis.) Public Library and the recipient of a 2012 Wisconsin Financial Literacy Award, about her library’s programs and why financial literacy education is important.

Next, Morehart speaks with Heather McCue, a children’s librarian at Richland Public Library (RPL) in Columbia, South Carolina, about Growing Savers, an RPL program that teaches financial literacy to kids and their parents.

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