Find out how you can bring the program to your library.
—Conference Handout from the 2017 OLA Conference
View Financial Literacy @ Your Library as presented at the OLA Conference. You will learn: why financial literacy is important, an overview of Financial Fitness @YourLibrary project, and other financial literacy resources and programming ideas.
Find more information on Financial Fitness, see Materials & Resources for links, tools, guidelines, curriculum, contact info and ideas.
Go to Consumer Financial Protection Bureau’s Library Resources for program ideas, librarian training, marketing materials, webinars and videos.
See Smart Investing @ Your Library Training Modules for self-paced training modules on different money-related topics. CEUs are available for Oklahoma library staff from the Oklahoma Department of Libraries.
Use this form when planning your Financial Fitness series.
Summary of Curriculum
This outlines the six class topics that will be covered in the Financial Fitness classes. Curriculum was developed by the National Endowment for Financial Education.
Memorandum of Understanding Templates
Below you will find two examples for your use. You can download the document and personalize with your library information. These will be used when arranging speakers and partnering with community members on the Financial Fitness project.
Promoting Your Classes
Use these ideas when preparing and promoting your classes.
Download the example press releases and adapt them for your library program.
View the example radio PSA and add information about your library program.
Resource Sheet Templates
Download the following templates to use for your library’s Financial Fitness Resource Sheets. Fill them out with your local resources. Print and share in class and/or create a Financial Fitness display.
If you would like to use a template for your posters or flyers, download the following. Be sure you add your class information, like dates, times, contact info and if you are providing lunch or snacks for the class. Print and share in the library and/or other areas in your community.
FOLIO Evaluation Surveys
Please have participants complete the following Customer Satisfaction Surveys each week of your Financial Fitness series.
Reimbursement & Review
Use this form to receive reimbursement for expenses. Be sure to provide receipts, invoices and/or other supporting documentation,including the Program Review Form below.
When you are writing up the Summary of your workshop, you can use the following as an example. This was submitted by Altus and contains all pertinent information needed for a complete and meaningful Summary.
Check out these pics from some of our previous Financial Fitness Workshops in Oklahoma! If you’d like to talk with someone who has had a successful program, contact email@example.com or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Who do you contact for questions, reimbursement, evaluations, etc.? See the Financial Fitness librarian contacts.