Financial literacy topic of April library event

LAKE ELMO — Financial literacy and getting the most from your income tax refund are the topics of a free April program April at the Lake Elmo Public Library.

The financial literacy program is one of several events occurring at the library over the next several weeks.

Berni Johnson Clark of FamilyMeans Consumer Credit Counseling Service will discuss “Getting the Most with your Tax Refund” at 6:30 p.m. April 6 at the library. Johnson-Clark is a certified National Foundation for Credit Counseling educator who works with several financial literacy curriculums and money management topics.
As the federal and state income tax filing deadlines loom, Johnson-Clark will talk about how to best deal with a tax refund and various options for using the money. The session offers tips to create and stick to a successful spending plan.

As part of March FoodShare Month, the Lake Elmo library is coordinating with other Lake Elmo sites to collect non-perishable food items for Valley Outreach. For each donated item, the donor receives a free book from the library’s sale table, compliments of the Friends of the Lake Elmo Library.

Other Lake Elmo locations accepting donations are City Hall, Fury Motors, Lake Elmo Bank, Curves and Lake Elmo Repair. Cedar Pet Clinic Lake Elmo is collecting pet food donations as part of the drive. Visit for food drive information and a list of preferred items.

The library’s new East Metro Writer’s room was such a success when it opened in February that its hours have been expanded to 8:30 a.m. to noon Mondays and Wednesdays. Registration is not necessary, but writers are asked to bring their own laptop computers.

Visit for information about these and other programs at the library. The Lake Elmo Public Library is located at 3537 Lake Elmo Ave.