By Alan Prahl

Children at the Building for Kids Children’s Museum in Appleton will have the opportunity to learn the basics of financial literacy through interactive play during a special free event from noon to 5 p.m. Sunday, March 31.

There also will be story time at 1, 2:30 and 4:15 p.m. featuring the book “Count on Pablo,” by Barbara deRubertis.

While supplies last, children will receive a free book and free admittance to the museum, 100 W. College Ave. Seating is limited. All children must be accompanied by an adult. To learn more, visit

Money Smart Week (March 30-April 6) is a national public awareness campaign created by the Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago in 2002 that is designed to help consumers better manage their personal finances.

The following organizations are Money Smart Week Fox Cities partners: Building for Kids Children’s Museum, Catholic Charities, COUNTRY Financial, Edvest Wisconsin’s College Savings Plan, Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago, Financial Information and Service Center (a program of Goodwill NCW), Fox Communities Credit Union, Fox Valley Technical College, Greater Fox Cities Area Habitat for Humanity, Menasha Public Library, Prospera Credit Union, Rotary Club of Menasha, Unison Credit Union, United Way Fox Cities, U.S. Venture Inc., UW-Madison Extension Outagamie County, Wisconsin Department of Financial Institutions and Women’s Fund for the Fox Valley Region.