State makes investor education kits available to libraries

jpatton1@herald-leader.comJanuary 22, 2014 

Kids might not be online checking their stock portfolios, but they need to know what stocks are.

The Kentucky Department of Libraries and Archives, in partnership with the Department of Financial Institutions, has created investor education library kits for all ages.

Investing is the adult kit, Let's Invest is for teens, and Money Matters is for elementary school children. Each kit includes age-appropriate investor-education books, a flash drive with workshop handouts, video/audio/media materials, games and more.

Public libraries can check out the kits for six weeks at a time; the state library has added 24 new e-books about investing to its collection of 33 investment titles. The books and the kits were bought with a $4,000 grant from the Investor Protection Trust.

The goal of the project is to increase general investor knowledge and to increase resources available to people researching investment opportunities and strategies, according to a news release.

Nearly 2.5 million Kentuckians use the state's public library system. For more information on KDLA resources, programs and services, go to KDLA.ky.gov or call (502) 564-8300, Ext. 315.

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