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MountainOne Engages Capeless Elementary First Graders with Storybook Reading Event

Local schools, libraries, summer program organizers invited to request a free reading

The first-grade class at Capeless Elementary School recently enjoyed a surprise visit from some very special guests! Jennifer Meehan, Vice President of Community Engagement at MountainOne, stopped by the school to present and read MountainOne’s new children’s storybook, “How to Climb a Mountain,” to 35 excited students. The book features Mo, the MountainOne Spokesgoat, and aims to promote positive life lessons, literacy, and financial education. Jen was also joined by local celebrity, Mo the Spokesgoat, who was delighted to spend time with the entire classroom after the reading.

“How to Climb a Mountain” follows Mo on a journey that highlights the importance of preparation, overcoming fears, and achieving goals. The students were actively engaged throughout the reading, participating in guided, thought-provoking questions that reinforced the book’s themes and incorporated financial literacy and goal setting.
The event concluded with Mo the Spokesgoat personally providing each child with a free copy of the storybook, along with a set of crayons, coloring pages, and financial literacy activities.

“We were incredibly impressed with the students, who all actively engaged in the storybook reading and provided some impressive answers during the guided questions,” said Meehan. “We look forward to sharing Mo’s adventures and lessons with more children throughout the Berkshires and South Shore in the coming weeks and months.”

MountainOne invites local schools, libraries, summer programs, and community partners to host a reading of “How to Climb a Mountain” and future stories featuring Mo. To request a reading, please visit the MountainOne Storybook page and fill out a short form.

Get to know Mo!
Meet Mo, the MountainOne Spokesgoat. Whether grazing in the Berkshires or roaming the South Shore, Mo is always ready to lend a hoof. Mo embodies MountainOne’s helpful nature, and commitment to reliable financial solutions. With his warm personality and wise demeanor, Mo makes banking fun, provides helpful advice, and guides customers of all ages along their unique financial journey.

About MountainOne
MountainOne is a mutual holding company headquartered in North Adams, MA. Founded in 1848, MountainOne Bank provides a complete array of personal and business banking and electronic services. MountainOne Bank is Member FDIC and Member DIF. Products and services are offered at full-service offices in the Berkshires (Pittsfield, North Adams, Williamstown) and on Boston’s South Shore (Quincy, Rockland, Scituate).

The financial advisors of MountainOne Investments offer securities and advisory services through Commonwealth Financial Network®, member FINRA/SIPC, a Registered Investment Adviser. Fixed insurance products and services offered through CES Insurance Agency or MountainOne Investments. MountainOne Bank is not a registered broker-dealer or Registered Investment Adviser. MountainOne Bank and MountainOne Insurance are not affiliated with Commonwealth. MountainOne Investments’ main office is at 85 Main Street, Suite 100, North Adams, MA 01247. (413) 664-4025


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