Thinking Money

Thinking Money - Plano Public Library
Thinking Money Display

See the Interactive Exhibit — Thinking Money
Haggard Library — May 18 – June 27


During Regular Library Hours

Money Affects All Americans

Learn how to make smart financial choices that will prepare you for whatever the future brings.

The adventure-themed storyline and hands-on activities, explore financial literacy topics — like saving, spending and avoiding fraud — in a fun and understandable format.

Learn Money Smarts

  • Wants vs. needs
  • Earning and paying interest
  • Preparing for rainy/sunny day
  • Imagining your future self
  • Avoiding financial fraud
  • Thinking money
Thinking Money Kick-off

Kick-off Event

Haggard Library


Monday May 21
4-7pm – Come and Go
4pm – Ribbon Cutting Program

City Councilwoman Kayci Prince hosts a ribbon cutting for the Thinking Money exhibition. Hear from Roy Lopez, Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas and Jamee Jolly, President of Plano Chamber of Commerce about how the economic climate affects businesses and their employees
Come to the Programs

Money Sense Programs

Programas de Pensar Sobre el Dinero Información en Español,

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Money is an important topic for people of all ages. Programs offered at the library support the themes presented in the Thinking Money exhibit. Come learn with us!

Families and Children – Learn to Save, Spend and Share while designing your own dollar bill at The Art of Money, or while considering the costs and responsibilities of pet ownership at Funding Your New Fido

Teens – Meet local college students and play the Game of Life to see how far a fantasy paycheck might take you

Adults - Learn about the 4C’s of credit and how to protect your loved ones and yourself from financial fraud

Design Your Future: Financial Resource Fair
Connect with resources for financial and economic stability. Topics include: housing, transportation, fraud protection, educational assistance (college aid), debt management and credit, strategies for stretching spending power of the dollar, available government assistance, career search/advancement resources, planning for the future and more.

Find resources on personal finance, money management and other financial topics at the library all year!
Movie - Thinking Money: The Psychology Behind Our Best and Worst Financial Decisions

Come to the Screening — Or Check Out the DVD

Thinking Money: The Psychology Behind Our Best and Worst Financial Decisions

(NR, 56 min - 2014)

Haggard Library


Wednesdays 2 & 4pm
Jun 6 • 13 • 20

Saturdays 2 & 4pm

Jun 9 • 16 • 23

A mix of humor, on-the-street interviews and provocative insights from innovative thinkers explores why we spend, save (or don’t), and how we think about money. Host Dave Coyne travels from Wall Street to Main Street, and from Yale to the Santa Barbara wine country, to find out how our brains — and the marketplace — maneuver to get us to spend money we shouldn’t. A mix of fascinating theory and practical takeaways

Produced by Rocket Media Group, LLC in association with the FINRA Investor Education Foundation and Maryland Public Television

grant-logos A grant from FINRA Investor Education Foundation and American Library Association is enhancing Thinking Money programs at the Plano libraries! Thinking Money was developed by the American Library Association Public Programs Office in collaboration with the FINRA Investor Education Foundation, whose support made this exhibition possible.