Financial Literacy Month at Your Library

April is Financial Literacy Month! Your library card gives you access to everything in your catalog, and so much more! This month we invite you to discover free online financial resources and classes from your library!

From Your Catalog:

Financial Literacy

compiled by Yellow Springs Adult Services Librarian Sara Martindale

Financial Literacy for Children

compiled by Xenia Youth Services Librarian Keesha Summers


Happening at Your Library:

Tax Season Resources

Filing your taxes is complicated. Let the library and our volunteers help!


Online Resources:

Morningstar Investment Research Center

Find information and tips about financial investments like screening for stocks, funds and exchange-traded funds (EFTs) as well as accessing tools to improve your investment portfolio.

Consumer Reports

Save time and money shopping with unlimited access to ratings and reviews for 8,500+ products and services including appliances, cars, and electronics like:

  • Test scores on safety, performance, value & reliability
  • Expert buying guides and how-to videos
  • Latest news on recalls, health, money & food

Foundation Center Resources

Find information about grants for nonprofit organizations and programs that fund students, artists, researchers, and other individual grant seekers.

Business Source Premier

Boost your business knowledge by researching company and industry profiles, country and market research reports, and magazine articles.

Home Improvement Center

Take on a variety of home improvement and repair projects with detailed, user-friendly guides.

Small Business Reference Center

Get ready to launch or grow your small business with reference books, videos, business plans, and a start-up kit.

Online Classes

LinkedIn Learning

Develop your skills with self-directed, self-paced online learning. Log in with your library card for free access to all courses, videos, and learning paths. Classes include:

Build Your Financial Literacy

If you’ve ever felt confused by financial decisions you needed to make, or financial documents that you needed to read, this course is for you.

Financial Freedom: A Proven Path to All the Money You Will Ever Need

Wish you had the money to quit your job and retire sooner to focus on what you really love doing? It’s not as unrealistic as you think. In this audio course, learn some of the fundamental rules for making the money you need more quickly to live the life you want. 

Budgeting in Real Life

Budgets are useless if they don’t work in real life. In this course, learn how to create a budget that meets you where you are.

Cryptocurrency Foundations

The digital revolution has impacted almost every aspect of our lives, including the way money is made, stored, and used. Cryptocurrency is the latest trend. This short course is for anyone who wants to understand the basics of how cryptocurrencies are created, traded, and mined.

And many more!

Gale Courses

Take a class with a professional instructor to strengthen your skills for work, school, or your favorite hobby. Courses are six weeks long, and a new session begins every month. Courses include:

Keys to Successful Money Management

Certified financial planner shows you how most wealthy people build their fortunes. 

Where Does All My Money Go?

Learn how to get control of your money once and for all.

Stocks, Bonds, and Investing: Oh My!

Learn how to make wise investment decisions so that you have enough money to live comfortably through your retirement. 

Personal Finance

Protect your assets and discover how best to achieve all your financial goals. 

And many more!