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Posted on: April 7, 2021

Library System Hosts Webinar for Money Smart Week

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On Thursday, April 15, as part of the American Library Association’s Money Smart Week, the Blue Earth County Library System will host a no cost virtual event, “Retirement by Design,” with Kaylee Phelps. Ms. Phelps, a Financial Advisor with Edward Jones, will teach participants how to translate their visions for retirement into tangible goals. Whether ten or forty years from retirement, participants will learn investment strategies to design the retirement they want. This webinar will take place at 6:00 pm via Zoom. Interested parties can visit for more details and the Zoom information to attend.

Money Smart Week (runs from April 10-April 17, 2021) is a national public education program coordinated by the Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago and delivered by a network of supporters, including the American Library Association, that empowers people with the knowledge and skills to make better-informed personal financial decisions around the key financial pillars of saving, spending, borrowing and planning. This year, all events are virtual and open to the public. Please visit to learn more and participate in additional Money Smart webinars. 

The “Retirement by Design” event is part of a broader effort by the Blue Earth County Library System to continue providing resources, services, activities, and information to the library community despite the challenges of the COVID-19 pandemic.  The Mankato branch is open for adult browsing and computer, printer, copier, and microfilm usage, with no-contact pickup and materials-by-mail options available, and the Lovelace Children’s Wing is open by appointment. The Mapleton and Lake Crystal branches offer no-contact pickup and are open by appointment for computer usage.  All events, including a twice-weekly story time, weekly craft lessons, and a monthly book club, are taking place virtually through the library’s YouTube page, Facebook page, Instagram, and Zoom. For more information, visit or call 507-304-4001.

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