November marks the 10th anniversary of Financial Literacy Month, and the Champlain Library is partnering with ABC Life Literacy Canada to offer program materials to help children become more financially responsible.

Financial literacy means having the skills and knowledge to make informed decisions about managing your money. Talking comfortably about finances is an important part of helping kids develop a healthy relationship with money. Teaching children to be financially responsible early on will help them to understand the importance of a budget, needs vs wants and how to avoid impulse buys.

Whether you are homeschooling your children or they are attending school, now is a great opportunity to start speaking to your kids about money. English and French worksheets are available to order through the Champlain Library on topics such as Counting Money, How to Earn an Income and Ways to Save. Simply register for these kits by visiting the library’s website at and complete the online request form or call the library at 613-678-2216.

The library will continue to offer Literacy Kits to kids periodically, so visit the library’s website or Facebook page to see how you can help your child improve their literacy skills. For more information on literacy in Canada visit