Managing Money on Your Own

Catch the recording and additional resources for one of our financial literacy workshops.

One of the areas of focus for Plano Public Library programming is financial literacy. This means we’re bringing expert, local partners and quality resources to our community to expand knowledge on important topics such as earning, spending, saving and building wealth.

On Tuesday, October 13, 2020, we hosted Bank of America to talk to teens about building a solid financial foundation, from banking basics and money management to understanding credit. Below is the recording of this workshop, along with library resources to help you learn more.


Continued Learning

Below are a variety of resources available from Plano Public Library with your library card. Signing up for a library card is easy and online here.

Recorded Workshops

On Plano Public Library’s YouTube channel (subscribe here!), we have a playlist dedicated to financial literacy workshops. Thinking Money at PPL includes workshops on retirement, building wealth, affording college and more.


Video Streaming

Video streaming is available on Kanopy. You will need to create an account and attach your library card to it for access. You can watch five videos per month; Great Courses are unlimited.

Watch the 12-part Great Courses series on Money Management Skills to get down the basics of managing money, using credit and investing.

Teens & Money, a part of the Real Life Teens series, focuses on financial responsibility and consumer finance

Financial Fitness for Young Adults, a four-part series covers identity theft, credit, spending and saving


eBooks on Money


Thanks to Friends of the Plano Public Library, we have a robust eBook collection on financial literacy. For kids, to teens, to adults there are plenty of options to begin or continue your education on all things money.

See the collection online here, or find it on the Libby app.


Money STEAM Kits

As part of the STEAM Kit collection, we a have two money-specific kits for elementary-aged kids. Kits include books and DVDs explaining various aspects of money, saving and budgeting, as well as fun games and activities to explore what they have learned. Click the links below to request a kit from our catalog.

Money I STEAM Kit

Money II STEAM Kit

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