The Gibsons and District Public Library promotes and supports literacy in all its forms, including financial literacy. Financial literacy is the ability to understand how money works in the world, and the knowledge that allows an individual to make informed and effective decisions with all of their financial resources. At GDPL, our objective is to facilitate lifelong learning to enrich and empower people’s lives- when an individual improves their financial literacy, it can have a transformative and positive effect.
GDPL has an extensive collection of resources to help people improve their financial literacy. In addition to our non-fiction books and e-books, there are reference materials that include consumer reports, business plan handbooks and B.C. statistics. Our online data bases also provide important information regarding business planning and management.
Money Skills, a free Financial Literacy Program dedicated to helping attendees build basic money management skills will be offered on 4 Wednesday evenings from 6:30 to 8:30 for the month of April. This excellent program is being offered in partnership with the Sunshine Coast Credit Union and the Community Resource Centre- call the library to save your seat.
As tax season is upon us, there are free income tax assistance sessions at the library for eligible individuals on Fridays throughout March and April- please call the library to make an appointment.
This month’s article was written by the library’s Community Partnership and Outreach Coordinator, Heather Evans-Cullen. If you have questions about our programs or have an idea you would like to share on how we can better serve the community, contact Heather at the library 604-886-2130, or visit our website gibsons.bc.libraries.coop or drop by; we are located at 470 South Fletcher.