‘Reading is an Investment’
Bennington Free Library is participating in ‘Reading is an Investment,’ a statewide program sponsored by the Vermont State Treasurer’s Office. The goal of the program is to teach elementary-aged children personal finance concepts. Parents have the opportunity to help their children complete a reading log that will then be entered into a drawing for a $250 college savings plan account. Last year, more than 3,900 students statewide completed logs and entered the drawing. Twenty prizes will be awarded this year. In order to complete a reading log, a student must read three books from a recommended money reading list and complete additional free reading requirements. The reading logs and recommended money reading list are available at Bennington Free Library. A special display in the Children’s Room features many of the titles on the list. Parents can also print a reading log and reading list by going to moneyed.vermont.gov.