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Financial education for preschoolers at library

Updated: December 17, 2011 8:18AM

Preschoolers in Chicago will be able to get lessons in financial education through the Chicago Public Library thanks to a $223,000 grant the library received from the PNC Foundation.

The library will conduct programs to reach 5,000 preschool children and their families that will combine story telling, play-based learning and parent workshops to teach children about spending, sharing and saving. The program will use a multi-media kit developed by Sesame Workshop, the nonprofit educational organization behind Sesame Street.

The library’s 18-month financial education series will be offered at nine branches beginning in January. For more information, visit the library’s web site at or call (312) 747-4780.

Free copies of the kit, called, “For Me, for You, for Later: An Early Start to Spending, Sharing and Saving,” are available at PNC Bank branches and online at

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