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Growing Savers @ Access Columbia

Spring has sprung! Most families start thinking about spring cleaning at this time of year, but April is also a good time for your family to clean up its finances. Books, DVDs and a wealth of online resources (check out the list below...) are always waiting for you at all of our Richland Library locations.

However, this Saturday, the City of Columbia and the United Way will be hosting a family financial empowerment seminar at the Columbia Metropolitan Convention Center. Best of all, this event is free and open to families. Classes include: Give Credit...When Credit is Due, Why It's Best to Invest, The Search for Fair Housing, Cash 4 College, Teenagers and Money and Creating Cash on a Budget (offered in Spanish).

Richland Library staff will also be there sharing books, activities and music in their Climbing the Money Tree session to help your children on the path to financial literacy. We are bringing along some of our favorite friends as well. Dr. Michelle Martin will join our session, engaging children with her energy and music. Kindie Rock sensation, Lunch Money, will be there to help us Shake, Shake Our Piggy Banks! Volunteers from SCBT, the United Way and USC will also provide hands-on learning opportunities for students.

So, put away your vaccum and feather dusters this Saturday, and bring the whole family to the Columbia Metropolitan Convention Center for free, fun financial information:

Access Columbia

Saturday, April 5th

9:00 am-1:00 pm

Columbia Metropolitan Convention Center

1101 Lincoln St.

Need more information? Call City of Columbia Community Development (803) 545-3373.


Sally Gets a Job by Stephen Huneck
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Amazon Says: Sally, the curious and fun-loving black Labrador retriever, wants a job—but what will she be? Everybody in Sally’s family has a job to do. Sally thinks it’s a good idea if she gets one, too—but there are so many options to choose from! She likes digging in the yard—she could be an archeologist! She likes playing ball—she could be a baseball player! Sally imagines herself in all sorts of jobs in this charming tale. Acclaimed artist and author Stephen Huneck uses his trademark woodcut illustrations to bring to life a variety of careers that children might someday pursue. Sally’s clever, simply relayed ideas authentically capture the imagination and thought process of preschool children. F&P level: J less...
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The Paperboy by Dav Pilkey
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Bunny Money by Rosemary Wells
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Amazon Says: It's Grandma's birthday, and Ruby knows exactly what Grandma would love-a beautiful ballerina box. Max also knows what she'd love-a scary pair of ooey-gooey vampire teeth. Ruby has saved up a walletful of bills, but as unexpected mishap after mishap occurs, money starts running through the bunnies' fingers.... Will they have enough left for the perfect present? Wells' adorable story is also a fun and lively introduction to early math. "Wells' droll humor is right on the money." -School Library Journal, starred review "A very funny birthday story." -Booklist, starred review less...
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The Fourth Stall by Chris Rylander
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Amazon Says: The humor of Diary of a Wimpy Kid meets a Godfather-like tale of crime and betrayal in this first book in Chris Rylander's The Fourth Stall Saga.Do you need something? Mac can get it for you. He and his best friend and business manager, Vince. Their methods might sometimes run afoul of the law, or at least the school code of conduct, but if you have a problem, if no one else can help, and if you can pay him, Mac is on your side. His office is located in the East Wing boy's bathroom, fourth stall from the high window. And business is booming. Or at least it was, until this particular Monday. Because this Monday is when Mac and Vince find out that the trouble with solving everyone else's problems is there's no one left to solve yours.The school setting; fast-paced, cinematic, and funny story; and engaging voice make The Fourth Stall a perfect classroom read.Supports the Common Core State Standards less...
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Lawn Boy by Gary Paulsen
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