‘Money Wise Week’ to be recognized at public library

Published 8:29 pm Monday, April 16, 2018

From operating a small business to learning the basic of Medicare, the Elizabethton/Carter County Public Library has the public covered this week.

Library staff will be participating in conjunction with “Money Wise Week,” an initiative to help to learn concepts needed to manage a business along with costs during day-to-day life.

Offering the week is part of the library’s adult services program, according to Maryann Owen and Becca Dugger – who help spearhead the initiative.

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To start off the week, the East Tennessee State University Small Business Development Center will be at the library on Wednesday, April 18, at 2 p.m. to provide tips and general information for individuals looking to start up their own small business.

On Thursday, April 19, the Tennessee State Health Insurance Assistance Program (SHIP) will be on site at 11 a.m. to present “Medicare Basics,” according to Becca Dugger.

Dugger added the group will provide counseling and answer questions patrons may have about benefits, coverage, premiums and provided assistance to anyone needing to sign up for Medicare.

Also on Thursday, Northeast Community Credit Union will wrap up the week with a pair of presentations. The first, set for 2 p.m., is a seminar for first-time homeowners and those wanting to purchase their first home. Following right after at 3 p.m. is a presentation for patrons titled “Understanding and Improving Your Credit Score.”

Along with the different program, staff will have various books up for rent during the week relating to various money-related topics.

Owen added that the adult services program is looking to continue its mobile library starting next week. After last year’s success, Owen indicated the mobile library will first appear at Sycamore Spring for residents and rotate to various nursing homes within the community to provide reading material to individuals.

For more information on programs at the library, call (423) 547-6360.