SCARSDALE, N.Y. -- The Scarsdale Library has announced the spring selection for Scarsdale Reads is “The Opposite of Spoiled: Raising Kids Who Are Grounded, Generous, and Smart About Money” by New York Times columnist Ron Lieber.
The bestseller is the second selection in Scarsdale Reads, a community reading initiative that encourages friends and neighbors to have ongoing conversations around a shared reading experience.
“We are delighted to host Ron Lieber in a discussion of his book at the library on Monday, May 11 at 7:30 p.m. ‘The Opposite of Spoiled’ has received a lot of national attention and we are happy to have the opportunity to bring the conversation to Scarsdale,” said Scarsdale Library Director Elizabeth Bermel.
The program is being presented in partnership between the Scarsdale Library and the Scarsdale PT Council and is sponsored by Platinum Drive Realty. The event is free but registration is required.
“In a community like Scarsdale, parents walk a fine line in an effort to provide opportunities for their children while also maintaining a spirit of humility and gratitude. I think as parents we all want to provide the best for our children, but we don’t want them to take what they have for granted. ‘The Opposite of Spoiled’ is a really practical book for helping parents find that balance," said Pamela Fuehrer, president of the PT Council.
“The Opposite of Spoiled” is a guide for parents to facilitate conversations with children about the role of money in their lives as individuals and as a family. Lieber covers topics from the tooth fairy to philanthropic giving to college tuition. Operating under the premise that children will make better choices throughout life if they are given the tools and information they need beginning at an early age, Lieber provides real-life examples of how to make the topic of money a natural part of parenting.
For more information, visit the Scarsdale Reads table at the library. Multiple copies of the book are available and Scarsdale cardholders may download an ebook version through OverDrive on the library website. To register for the event or to reserve a copy of the book, visit www.scarsdalelibrary.org or call the reference desk at (914) 722-1302.
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