Published Aug. 9, 2012
The Friends of the Greenville County Library System received a $66,325 grant from the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority Investor Education Foundation and the American Library Association as part of the nationwide “Smart investing at your library” program.
The library was among 16 public libraries nationwide to receive funding from the program.
The grant will fund a series of financial classes for adults and children through 2013. Courses also will be offered in Spanish and will cover topics such as credit scores, investing, smart spending and saving, among others.
A new website dedicated to financial information and resources, www.smartmoneyGCLS.org, will also be funded by the grant.
“This generous grant from the FINRA Investor Education Foundation couldn't have come at a better time,” said Beverly James, executive director of GCLS. “Smart investing@your library allows us to meet a critical need for individuals to have information they can trust to help them arrive at a brighter financial future. We look forward to using our grant to provide programs that can help members of our community prosper.”