Kids Learn Personal Finance Tips at the Library

Greensburg — Young people will have the opportunity to learn about financial topics — like earning, saving, spending, sharing and budgeting — in a way that is both meaningful and fun through a new Greensburg – Decatur County Public Library offering. Starting in October, visit the library for in-person kids’ programs or take home a tablet loaded with fun games, offered through the Thinking Money for Kids program.

Greensburg – Decatur County Public Library has been selected to receive a Thinking Money for Kids Program Kit from the American Library Association (ALA) and the FINRA Investor Education Foundation. The Program Kit is a collection of expertly vetted resources to help libraries teach financial education concepts for children ages 3 to 12, both in the library and in children’s homes.

Selected through a national application process, Greensburg – Decatur County Public Library is one of 300 libraries to receive this unique offering.

“We are excited to bring the Thinking Money for Kids Program Kit to Greensburg – Decatur County Public Library,” said Youth Services Manager Amy Swihart. “We encourage parents to visit the library to check-out a Playaway Launchpad tablet to bring home. These brand-new tablets are pre-loaded with fun financial education games. And stay tuned for some creative financial education games for kids to play at the library during the coming months.”

Playaway Launchpads are kid-friendly tablets designed to continue learning at home, available to check out for 1 week. The Launchpads don’t require a home internet connection and will be available for checkout at Greensburg – Decatur County Public Library starting in October. Games that are pre-loaded on the Launchpads also have corresponding physical games in the library including Pet Cents, Making Mooo-lah, Currency Conga and Penny Pinchers’ Party.

For more information and a calendar of upcoming Thinking Money for Kids game programs, visit

The Greensburg-Decatur County Public Library is committed to serving the public by providing for the lifelong informational, educational, recreational and cultural needs of the community.

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