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Santa Clara County Library Announces “Smart Investing @ the Library” Events

Money Smart Week® to Be Held April 21-28
​WHAT:
As part of its Smart Investing @ the Library program, Santa Clara County Library (SCCL) will be launching Money Smart Week®. The Library will offer nearly 20 free workshops and activities, from financing college, developing healthy habits to build savings, investing, and retirement that will be held at different Santa Clara County Libraries to help consumers of all ages better manage their personal finances throughout the library system. All programs are free and open to all. 
 
WHO:
Finance experts from CalCPA (California Certified Public Accountants Education Foundation)
Representatives from Santa Clara County’s University of California Cooperative Extension
Santa Clara County Library Professional Staff
Santa Clara County Library users
 
WHEN AND WHERE:
Money Smart Week officially runs April 21 – 28, 2012.  Santa Clara County Library will hold additional programs before and after these dates. (Enclosed schedule and locations). A list of Smart Investing @ the Library events is also available at: http://www.sccl.org/.
 
WHY:
Santa Clara County Library launched its Smart Investing @ the Library program in 2011, supported by a grant from the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) and the American Library Association (ALA).  Smart Investing @ the Library is designed to help people of all ages better manage their personal finances and learn more about investing and financial planning.
 
 
About Santa Clara County Library
As one of America’s best 100 public libraries for 10 years, the Santa Clara County Library is an open forum that promotes knowledge, ideas, and cultural enrichment. Its collection includes 1.8 million books, videos, CDs, DVDs, audiobooks, ebooks and extensive online resources that users can access from home or work.
 
For eleven years, it has ranked as one of the best in the nation for its size by Hennen’s American Public Library Ratings, which uses 15 different benchmark measures such as collections, circulation, visits and customer service.  Also recognized as one of America’s 2011 Star Libraries by Library Journal and with more than 3.8 million visits each year, the Santa Clara County Library District is one of the most-used public resources in the region.  Visit Santa Clara County Library online at www.sccl.org
 
The Santa Clara County Library includes two bookmobiles, a online library, seven community libraries and one branch library serving, Campbell, Cupertino, Gilroy, Los Altos, Los Altos Hills, Milpitas, Monte Sereno, Morgan Hill, Saratoga and the unincorporated areas of Santa Clara County. In 2011, Santa Clara County Library had 366,035 library cardholders, recorded 3,341,593 visitors, and a circulation of 10,945,949 items.  
 
 
Money Smart Week Program Schedule

       
Media Contact: Gwendolyn Mitchell/Marina Hinestrosa, Office of Public Affairs (408) 299-5119;Patricia Lorenz, Santa Clara County Library Services Manager (408) 293-2326 x 3010; Derek Wolfgram, Deputy County Librarian (408)293 -2326, ext. 3002
Posted on: April 6, 2012