A School Becomes The First To Install A Book Vending Machine Inside Their Library
By: Eboni Walker
A school has taken reading to a new level.
In a new effort to get children excited about reading, a New York school has installed a vending machine that dispenses books instead of snacks or drinks.
It took Arthur O. Eve School of Distinction employees a year to pull it off, but the school unveiled the machine with $1,000 worth of books inside.
It was vice principal, Dr. Unseld Robinson’s idea. Robinson said he received the idea from talking with his mentor who works in another school district.
“I said that I need to do something special. I need to make sure that it’s going to apply to the needs of the children here in Buffalo, New York,” Robinson said to WGRZ.
Students who are in grades kindergarten to 4th grade can earn free tokens for the machine from classroom rewards. This will encourage students to go to the library regularly to check out books.