Austintown librarian Kathe Orr led a Smart Money story time for 2- and 3-year-olds April 24 in the children’s room. She began by talking about the difference between coins and bills and all of the things you can do with money, including saving it.
She then sang a song about keeping coins in order of value: penny, nickel, dime and quarter.
Orr also read some of the books from the Smart money kit, such as “Money, Money, Honey Bunny!” by Marilyn Sadler, which was about a young rabbit whose family gives her some money and she uses it to buy gifts for all her family and save some, as well.
Orr sang several money-themed songs at the story time, including “How Much is That Doggie in the Window,” and “Ten Little Pennies” to the tune of “Ten Little Indians.”
The story time ended with Orr passing out piggy banks, courtesy of the Public Library of Youngstown and Mahoning County, and giving each child a penny with which they could start their savings.