FREE Webinar: Money on Our Minds | Compendium

Money on our minds: How to help library patrons make financial choices

You are invited to participate in a webinar to learn about the  Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) financial education resources on Thursday, February 22, 2018 from 2 to 3 p.m. eastern standard time. See below for details.

Many Americans are turning to a trusted source in their communities, their local public library.  The CFPB, a federal government agency, recognizes that libraries are a powerful and trusted community resource, and has materials specifically for libraries to use to inform their patrons about financial education.  Collaborating with the CFPB makes it easy for libraries to refer your patrons to trusted sources so they can make important money decisions.

 Learn more about the value provided for libraries collaborating with CFPB

You can learn more about this exciting opportunity to help empower your patrons in the financial services market through this upcoming webinar conducted by the CFPB.

Thursday, February 22, 2018
2-3 p.m. (Eastern Time)

  • Step 1:  To join the February 22nd webinar, please go to the following link at the time of the webinar:
    (Note that this webinar link will not be live until the day of the webinar).
  • Step 2:  Listen to the audio by dialing 888-795-5920 and entering participant passcode 77-58-404.

If you have any questions about this webinar—or about CFPB’s Libraries Initiative–please contact Ken McDonnell at

—note from Brandi Hunter-Davenport,
PA ForwardA Forward Project Manager, Pennsylvania Library Association:

If any of you attended last year’s PA Forward’s Financial Literacy Summit, you had a chance to see a very engaging presentation from one of our community contacts at the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau.  Ken McDonnell, the CFPB’s Financial Education Outreach Specialist, spoke to the resources and materials they have available for libraries to connect their local communities with financial literacy programming and resources. If you missed last year’s summit, please consider checking out the webinar above being offered on February 22. 

Also, a few of the Pennsylvania Library Association Chapters will be providing financial literacy programming as a part of their spring chapter workshops. Be on the look out for registration information from the respective areas.