Flex your financial muscle during Money Smart Week

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Craft Swap, Saturday, April 27: Find free, "new to you" crafting supplies. Early admission ticket holders 10 to 11 am. Everyone 11 am to noon.

Spring Cleaning the Smart Way...Turn your Clutter into Cash, at 2 pm Sunday, April 28, in the Main Library Veterans Room, Carolyn Miller shares tips on earning cash through donations, auctions, consignment and online reselling.

Find more ways to save with your library card and PIN

Free resources to build financial literacy and become an informed consumer are available at the library. With your Oak Park Public Library card, get free access to subscription-based online tools like Morningstar, Standard & Poor’s, and Value Line that provide stock and mutual fund information. Or access consumer information with online tools like Consumer Health Complete and Consumer Reports. Have your Oak Park Public Library card number and PIN ready to use financial and business online tools.

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Money Smart Week® is a public awareness campaign designed to help consumers better manage their personal finances. This is achieved through the collaboration and coordinated effort of hundreds of organizations across the country including businesses, financial institutions, schools, libraries, not-for-profits, government agencies, and the media. These groups come together once a year to stress the importance of financial literacy, inform consumers about where they can get help, and provide free educational seminars and activities throughout the week. Programming is offered to all demographics and income levels and covers all facets of personal finance from establishing a budget to first time home buying to estate planning. The effort was created by the Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago in 2002. Money Smart Week partners will be hosting their events April 20 through April 27. Find more area Money Smart Week events.