Children's Thinking Money Program

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Welcome to the Billings Public Library's

Thinking Money Program


Money management is a lifetime voyage. Children can participate in the Pre-K (Age 4-5) program or the Kids (Age 6-12) program. Join our band of explorers as they learn how money works, face danger, acquire important skills and navigate the ever-changing world of personal finance. When children sign up for the online program, they will get the chance to earn points to get Dewey Dollars. Children will then be able to purchase their prizes by spending their Dewey Dollars. Online registration begins November 1st and goes through November 30th. Thinking Money was developed by the American Library Association Public Programs Office in collaboration with the FINRA Investor Education Foundation, whose support made this program and exhibition possible.

Sign up at:


       Thinking Money-Dewey Dollars
           beginning November 1st
     Pre-K (ages 4-5),
Kids(ages 6-12)
    Schedule of program:
Thinking Money Display Popular Materials Area
October 20th - November 27th

Registration and Participation
November 1st - November 30th

Badge and Mission points
November 1st - November 30th 

Redeem points for Dewey Dollars
November 25th - December 9th

Use your Dewey Dollars to purchase your prizes
November 25th - December 9th

How do I earn points and get Dewey Dollars?


Pre-readers
  • Listen to someone as they read you a book - 25 points per book
  • Earn points by completing activities in the Thinking Money for Pre-K Missions
  • Earn points by reading specific books on the Reading List provided
  • Participate in library events - various

Kids

  • Read - 25 points for each book read
  • Earn points by completing activities in the Thinking Money for Kids Missions
  • Earn points by reading specific books on the Reading List provided
  • Participate in library events - various

What is a Dewey Dollar?


A Dewey Dollar is a tangible way for children to learn about spending and saving money. They will earn their points online, then they will "withdraw" their earned amount in the form of Dewey Dollars at the Children's Desk. From there, Dewey Dollars can buy prizes which range in cost from 1 Dewey Dollar to 2 Dewey Dollars or more, depending on the prize.

How do I earn Dewey Dollars?


Pre-Readers

  • Read books, do the missions and come to the library events to earn points
  • Points may be redeemed into Dewey Dollars at the Children's desk beginning November 25th-December 9th.
  • Dewey Dollars can be used to buy prizes.
Kids
  • Read books, do the missions and come to the library events to earn points
  • Points may be redeemed into Dewey Dollars at the Children's Desk beginning November 25th-December 9th.
  • Dewey Dollars can be used to buy prizes