Money Smart Week Kids Essay Contest
Win $1,000 for Being a “Money Smart Kid!”
Thanks to a joint sponsorship from the Iowa Bankers Association and Iowa Credit Union League, junior high school students have an opportunity to win a little cash for college during Money Smart Week 2010.
This year’s Money Smart Kids essay contest opens January 15 for youth in sixth, seventh and eighth grades. To enter the essay contest, simply write a 300-word (or fewer) answer to this question:
Credit cards can cause heartache, but they are also convenient. How do you think credit cards should be used, and when do you think you need one?
The winner will receive a $1,000 College Savings Iowa account, and will be invited to read his/her essay during the Money Smart Week kickoff breakfast events. Send essays to Stephanie Cardwell, Iowa Credit Union League, PO Box 10409, Des Moines, IA, 50306-0409. Entries can also be emailed to: firstname.lastname@example.org. Essays must be received by April 1, 2010. There is no entry fee.
Money Smart Week 2010 runs April 17 – April 24. It is an economic outreach program of the Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago, who partners with many local organizations and businesses. Many events on personal finance topics such as saving, investing, and credit are hosted throughout the week. Keep an eye on the Library’s web “Calendar of Events,” found at www.davenportlibrary.com for more information about upcoming programs.
David Dorris Book Signing
Join local author David Dorris on Tuesday, January 12 from 5-7 p.m. at the Fairmount Branch Library (3000 N. Fairmount Street) for a book signing of his book, Life Is Too Short. Dorris’ book tells us that, “all of us go through life once. Life is not a rehearsal and is real. Life is a series of choices that lead us to our destiny. We make choices about all our actions in life, such as how we treat others, how we communicate to others and how we help or hurt others.” Stop by the library and purchase your autographed copy.
For more information call 563-328-6833.
Teen Reading Challenge Begins Sunday!
TEENS – ARE YOU UP FOR THE ‘CHALLENGE?’
Quad City area libraries are sponsoring the teen reading challenge, “Chill Out and Read,” from January 10 – 30, 2010. The teen reading challenge is a three week reading program where teams of teens representing area libraries “challenge” each other to read the most minutes and win the challenge for their community.
Davenport Public Library is encouraging teens to pick up a reading log at either the Main Library or Fairmount Branch, keep track of their reading, and turn it back in to the library for great prizes. Logs with at least 250 minutes of reading qualify teens for a prize and an invitation to the “Challenge Party” on February 5, at the Bettendorf Public Library. In addition to individual prize drawings at the 500, 750, and 1,000-minute levels, the Davenport Public Library Team may also win special prizes.
For more information, contact Christie at 563-326-7832.