Align Credit Union Creates Children’s Book About Financial Literacy

Align Credit Union’s #NextGen group presented children from the Boys & Girls Club of Greater Lowell with a copy of their new book. (Courtesy photograph.)

It’s never too early to teach your kids how to be responsible with their money–according to Align Credit Union.

The Merrimack Valley-area agency developed a new children’s book to help teach the basics of financial literacy to children ages three to five years old. The book, titled “A Savings Account Saves the Day,” follows James and Pearl on their adventures to keep their money safe after James’ piggy bank breaks. The book was written by Align’s #NextGen group and illustrated by Robert E. Bradley, a Framingham State University senior pursuing an art degree.

The book was unveiled at the Boys & Girls Club of Greater Lowell last month to mark International Credit Union Day. Eleven second- and third-grade students were treated to a book reading and given gift bags with a copy of the new book and a $10 Amazon gift card, among other goodies.

Align President Ken Del Rossi was grateful to make an impact on young savers. “At Align, we’re focused on providing our members with financial tools and expert guidance. I’m extremely proud of our #NextGen group for writing this special book that will help our youngest members succeed as they grow.”

Align’s new book will be available for a $5 donation at all branch locations, including 20 Cushing Ave., Haverhill, 20 Shattuck Road in Andover and 70 East St. in Methuen. All money raised will be donated to “Raising a Reader Massachusetts,” a statewide organization focused on helping families develop home reading routines.