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NextGeneration (5th thru 8th graders)

Next Generation (PNG) is offered to 5th thru 8th grade students, with priority given to Centralia Regional Library District card holders. PNG is sponsored by Secretary of State and State Librarian Jesse White, to give students the opportunity to experience new technologies, explore life skills, and have fun at the library. Funding for this grant project was awarded from the U.S. Institute of Museum and Library Services to the Secretary of State/Illinois State Library under the provisions of the Library Services and Technology Act (LSTA).

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Link Practical Money Skills Games
There are several educational games that teach personal finance and money management skills to students of every age on the Practical Money Skills website, including: Financial Soccer, the free multilingual video game developed in partnership with FIFA, which helps provide children and young adults with the knowledge and tools they'll need to maintain sound financial habits over a lifetime. Financial Football, a fast-paced, National Football League-themed video game developed by Visa. The interactive financial literacy game is available online and as a free app for iPhones and iPads on iTunes in both English and Spanish. Money Metropolis, which has kids ages 7 to 12 navigate a multi-dimensional world, making life decisions that will affect whether their virtual bank accounts shrink or grow.
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Link Don't Buy It!
Don't Buy It: Get Media Smart is a media literacy Web site for young people that encourages users to think critically about media and become smart consumers. Activities on the site are designed to provide users with some of the skills and knowledge needed to question, analyze, interpret and evaluate media messages.
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