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IMLS and the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) are partnering to develop financial education tools and share best practices with the public library field. IMLS is helping the bureau’s Office of Financial Education work with local public libraries, library associations, state and federal agencies, and national financial education leaders to generate interest in financial education and to provide programs and build collections for libraries of all sizes and in all communities. The goal of our partnership is to provide tools and materials to help libraries provide free, unbiased financial information and referrals in their communities, and to build local partnerships and promote libraries as community resources.

Read the Memorandum of Understanding (PDF, 771KB)

Watch now! Video from the April 7, 2014 event to launch the partnership.

Financial Literacy content on the IMLS website:
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Tackling Money Matters at New York Public Library


The New York Public Library (NYPL) introduced Money Matters, a project to educate library staff on the core concepts of personal finance and related reference sources. The program also made the staff more open to the idea of hosting presentations by experts who provided personal finance training that was needed most by their neighborhood communities. NYPL also made the project training materials freely available. Read More