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Be a Money Smart Week® Library

On Monday, June 25, come learn how your library can participate in Money Smart Week® 2019. During the program, 2:30 – 3:30 p.m., in Morial Convention Center room 285, the exact week in early April will be announced.

Since 2009, American Library Association has partnered with the Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago to sponsor Money Smart Week®. This national initiative, which now includes additional partners such as the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau, provides financial education programming to help members of your community better manage their personal finances.

Libraries of all types can and do participate in Money Smart Week®, providing programming for all ages and all stages of life on financial topics such as basic budgeting, managing student debt, teaching financial literacy to teens, retirement planning, home purchasing, saving money through couponing, and how to prevent identity theft. ALA and its partners make it easy for libraries to participate with tips and guides on successful programming done by peer libraries; free posters, bookmarks, and other promotional materials; and the opportunity to be part of national and local contests, such as Money Smart Kids Essay Contest, Geocache for Cash, Big Read, and others.

Learn more about Money Smart Week® at and by following #MoneySmartWeek.

In addition, be among the first to learn more about Money Smart Week® by subscribing to the official e-list at Choose Subscribe from the left-hand column and follow instructions.


Complimentary shuttle service is provided between the Morial Convention Center (MCC) and the official ALA hotels listed below. If you have questions about the shuttle or if you need to make a reservation for a wheelchair-accessible vehicle, please visit the shuttle desk at MCC or call KUSHNER & ASSOCIATES at (310) 425-2443 during shuttle hours.

Shuttle Schedule and Boarding Locations
All routes board at MCC on Convention Center Blvd. outside Halls H & I


Service every
10-15 minutes

Service every
20-30 minutes

Service at the top of the hour from MCC

Thursday, June 21




Friday, June 22




Saturday, June 23




Sunday, June 24




Monday, June 25




Tuesday, June 26




Routes 1 & 2 are Meeting Express and will run every 15–20 minutes Friday, June 22 – Monday, June 25 during shuttle hours.
*Indicates last time shuttle departs MCC returning to hotels. Last shuttle departs hotels approximately 45 minutes prior to this time.

Route 1

Boarding Location

Hilton New Orleans Riverside - HQ

Curbside in Breezeway

New Orleans Marriott

Curbside on Canal St

Hotel Monteleone

At New Orleans Marriott


Route 2

Boarding Location

Le Meridien New Orleans

Curbside on Poydras St.

Sheraton New Orleans – Co HQ

Curbside on Canal St.


Route 3

Boarding Location

JW Marriott New Orleans

Curbside on Canal St

La Quinta Inn & Suites

At JW Marriott

Q&C Hotel New Orleans French Quarter

At JW Marriott

Omni Royal Crescent Hotel

At JW Marriott

Omni Riverfront

Curbside on Convention Center Blvd


Route 4

Boarding Location

Westin New Orleans Canal Place

Curbside on Iberville St

Astor Crowne Plaza French Quarter

Curbside on Canal St

Hyatt Centric French Quarter

At Astor Crowne Plaza

Royal Sonesta Hotel

At Astor Crowne Plaza

Ritz-Carlton New Orleans

Curbside on Canal St

Courtyard by Marriott French Quarter

At Ritz-Carlton


Route 5

Boarding Location

InterContinental New Orleans

Curbside on Poydras St.

Hilton St. Charles

At InterContinental New Orleans

AC Hotel French Quarter

Curbside on Carondelet St.

Royal St. Charles

Curbside on St. Charles Ave.


Route 6

Boarding Location

DoubleTree New Orleans

On Tchoupitoulas St, across street

Loews New Orleans

Curbside on Poydras St.

Staybridge Suites French Quarter

At Loews New Orleans


Hotels listed in bold are official ALA shuttle stops. Shuttles will start at the first hotel listed on each route. Please allow 4-6 minutes per additional stop.
Walk Hotels: Courtyard by Marriott Convention Center, Embassy Suites Convention Center, Hampton Inn Convention Center, Hyatt Place Convention Center, New Orleans Marriott Convention Center, Residence Inn New Orleans Downtown and Springhill Suites Convention Center

Andrew Carnegie Medals Celebration for Excellence in Fiction and Nonfiction
Saturday, 8:00pm - 10:00pm @ Sheraton N ew Orleans

6:00-8:00pm: Hourly inbound service from InterContinental
New Orleans, Hilton Riverside, and Embassy Suites.
8:00-10:30pm: Return service from Sheraton New Orleans to same hotels listed above.

Newbery-Caldecott-Wilder Banquet
Sunday, 6:00pm - 11:00pm @ Hilton Riverside

6:00-8:00pm: Hourly inbound service from InterContinental
New Orleans, Sheraton New Orleans, and Embassy Suites.
8:00-10:30pm: Return service from Hilton Riverside to same hotels listed above.

The Coretta Scott King Book Awards Breakfast
Sunday, 6:00am - 7:00a m @ Hilton Riverside

Shuttle service provided every 20 minutes from all routes to the Hilton Riverside.

Additional Tours & Events providing transportation from MCC will board outside Halls H & I.
Check your event ticket or with organizer for specific details.

Stop by booth #2331 and thank Gale for over 50 years of sponsoring the ALA shuttles!