The newest “branch” of Liberty First Credit Union opened its doors for the first time November 2nd and hosted a ribbon cutting on October 24th. Business will be limited to savings deposits.

The “student branch” is located at Hartley Elementary, and the October 24 ribbon cutting ceremony was the culmination of a six-month planning process involving Hartley school faculty, Liberty First Credit Union, and the University of Nebraska-Lincoln (UNL) Center for Economic Education.  The branch is modeled after a highly successful bank-in-the-school project at Clinton Elementary in Lincoln.

Starting November 2, the student branch will be open once a week for savings deposits only. It will be staffed by an actual Liberty First teller and 5th grade Hartley Elementary student tellers. Each year, new students will have the opportunity to be part of the new teller group. The branch will be closed over the summer months and reopen again during the school year.

For more information about Liberty First Credit Union the saving project, contact Angie Schreiner at (402) 465-1022, or Tammie Fischer at 402-472-2333