Money Smart Kids Read

Money Smart Week Kids Read


Quick Facts

Target: Kids, Ages 5-7

Management level: Moderate

Book orders open: December 1, 2019

Book orders close: February 15, 2020

Book delivery: Week of March 16, 2020

Each year the American Library Association and Consumer Financial Protection Bureau team-up to select an outstanding money-themed children’s book. This book becomes the Money Smart Kids Read book of the year and is supplied by thousands to participating libraries and elementary schools. These locations host group read events paired with a money smart lesson plan.

Through the generous support of partner organizations, each child in attendance receives a free book and reading guide allowing for further study and conversation at home.

Note: If you are interested in bringing the Money Smart Kids Read program to your state, please reach out to the Money Smart Week Team.

Want to host a Kids Read event?

Follow the links to register or login as a Supporter.


Money Smart Kids Read is a unique activity aimed at introducing young children to valuable money management skills in a fun and memorable way. Because all necessary learning materials are provided free of cost, Money Smart Week partners can focus their efforts on planning and promoting the event within their community. Join the effort to make financial education a lifelong journey!

“Money Smart Kids read is an important event. Every child who attends the event receives a book from our corporate financial sponsor. Books are also added to the library’s collection so all patrons can benefit from Money Smart Kids Read event.”

Angiah Davis
South Fulton Branch Library
Fulton County, GA
MSW 2019

”Money Smart Week has been very helpful with assisting libraries to promote financial literacy to our local families. Our library has received books that we promote to families with children of different ages. It’s never too early for families to discuss money management. My personal favorite was sharing Little Critters Just Saving My Money. It was a hit with our preschool to early elementary aged children.”

Carl Gleichauf
Dodgeville Public Library
Dodgeville, WI