We’ve received our Gold Star!

Let’s discuss and take a look at Financial Literacy and a few reasons it is a priority to PA Forward:

Forty-one percent of U.S. adults give themselves a grade of C, D, or F on their knowledge of personal finance.

One in four adults does not pay bills on time. One in three has no savings and does not save any portion of household income for retirement.

Thousands of Pennsylvanians contact the Attorney General’s office each year about credit card charges, finance scams, and misleading solicitations.

Want to know more? Check out PA Forward’s Financial Literacy page at http://www.paforward.org/home/financialliteracy.aspx

As part of our continuing efforts with PA Forward, we will be holding a Community Reading Challenge this summer. The challenge will take place between Memorial Day and Labor Day, and is open to all:

As part of our continuing efforts with PA Forward, Wednesday, May 11th, Tom McHugh from the Advocacy Alliance will be here at 1 and again at 5:30 to answer any and all questions you may have regarding the Affordable Care Act.

Come by the library Wednesday afternoons starting at 1 to see Professor John will any computer assistance necessary.

Gadget Club is held on Wednesday afternoons from 4 to 6 with Professor John.

Friday morning Preschool Story Class runs from 10 – 11 a.m. – all children ages birth through 5 are welcome. Come on in and join us for an hour of fun, stories, dancing, crafts and snack.

The Wyalusing Public Library is now part of the PA Forward Pilot program.

PA Forward will promote and benefit all libraries. For academic libraries, the campaign will strengthen the public’s perception that academic institutions provide great benefits to their local communities by sharing resources and services with the community as well as students and faculty. For school libraries, PA Forward will reinforce what experience tells us – that students in schools with strong libraries learn more, get better grades, and achieve higher test scores than their peers without libraries.

For public libraries, PA Forward will position them as essential to a growing customer base of private and municipal organizations and individuals. It will also position them as high-quality early learning providers that ultimately save taxpayer dollars otherwise needed for remedial programs.

If you are interested in learning more, you can go to the PA Forward website at http://www.paforward.org/ for more information.