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Santa Clara County Library District Announces Investment Club Starter Kits to Go

Resource to Provide Library Users Guidelines to Start their Own Investment Club
SANTA CLARA COUNTY, CALIF.Santa Clara County Library District card holders now have direct access to “Investment Club Starter Kits,” a new resource based on the successful workshop presented last year at several District libraries by members of the Silicon Valley Chapter of Better Investing.
 
“Financial literacy is crucial for individuals and families,” said County of Santa Clara Supervisor Mike Wasserman, Delegate for the County Library District Joint Powers Authority.  “We praise the Library for helping users understand concepts that might contribute to their education and economic independence.” 
 
The kits are available to all Santa Clara County Library District cardholders. Each kit includes an Investment Club Starter Kit Guide with includes tax forms and operating guidelines to ensure a successfully managed club. Also, six Better Investing publications complement the kit:
 
·         Investment club operations handbook
·         Introduction to successful investing handbook
·         Using portfolio management wisdom handbook
·         Mutual fund handbook
·         Investing for life youth handbook
·         Stock selection handbook
 
The Investment Club Starter Kits were developed by the Silicon Valley Chapter of Better Investing, and the Santa Clara County Library District.
 
“We are very pleased to offer practical resources and services that expand our patrons’ knowledge and learning experience,” said Santa Clara County Librarian Nancy Howe.  “We hope they take advantage of this opportunity that might give them the necessary information to get closer to their financial goals.” 
 
Cardholders can borrow the Investment Club Starter Kits in different ways.  They can ask at the Reference Desk of any Santa Clara County Library District community library or bookmobile; they can go online at  http://sccl.bibliocommons.com/item/show/1518336016 to order them, or they can call 1-800-286-1991, during business hours (Monday-Friday 8:30a.m. - 5:00p.m.) and specify the library where they would like to pick up the kit. Kits are loaned out for a period of six weeks and can be returned at any of Santa Clara County Library District community libraries.  For more details, go to http://www.sccl.org/smart-investing.
 
 
About Santa Clara County Library
Known as one of America’s best 100 public libraries, the Santa Clara County Library District 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, the Library 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. 
 
The Santa Clara County Library District includes two book mobiles, 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 card holders, recorded 3,341,593 visitors, and a circulation of 10,945,949 items.  Visit Santa Clara County Library online at www.sccl.org
 
Media Contact: Gwendolyn Mitchell/Marina Hinestrosa, Office of Public Affairs (408) 299-5119; Patricia Lorenzo, Santa Clara County Library Services (408) 293-2326 ext. 3010; Derek Wolfgram, Deputy County Librarian (408) 293-2326, ext. 3002    
Posted:  January 17, 2013