A New York school that wants to get more students reading has installed a vending machine that gives out books instead of snacks. After fundraising for a year, staff at the Arthur O. Eve School of Distinction #61 in Buffalo can finally show off the new machine in the corner of their library.
This vending machine is stocked with a $1,000 worth of books and they’re free for students who read. Kids from kindergarten to fourth grade can earn free tokens to use in the machine with a classroom rewards system. The idea is to entice more students to read and their reward is books like “Pippi Longstocking” and “Hidden Figures,” which are among the titles in the vending machine.
“One of the biggest issues we have in this district is literacy,” explains Buffalo School Board member Sharon Belton-Cottman. “If our children can read, they can survive.”
Source: Good News Network