Did you know that November is Picture Book Month? It also happens to be Financial Literacy Month.
Picture Book Month
Launched in 2011 by author Dianne de las Casas, Picture Book Month is an international literacy initiative that celebrates the print picture book.
Every day in November, a picture book advocate publishes a post that shares their thoughts on the importance of picture books. This year’s ‘champions’ include Adam Lehrhaupt, Kwame Alexander, Minh Le, and Laura Gehl.
Learn more about the initiative and access resources at http://picturebookmonth.com/
Financial Literacy Month
We know about digital literacy, health literacy and numeracy, but do you know about ‘financial literacy’?
According to the Financial Consumer Agency of Canada, financial literacy is “having knowledge, skills and confidence to make responsible financial decisions.” Libraries can help to improve the financial literacy of their communities through programming and access to information.
Not sure where to begin? Here’s a small sample of the resources that are available:
- Office of the Privacy Commissioner: Electronic & Digital Payments & Privacy
- Legal Information of Nova Scotia: Money, Money, Money
- ABC Life Literacy Canada: Financial Literacy
- InfoPeople: Managing Your Money – Financial Literacy Resources for Public Libraries (US focus)