New York state school has vending machine for books

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Buffalo, NY (WGRZ / NBC News Channel) -- Drinks and snacks... Why not books? The book vending machine is the latest literacy tool at Buffalo's Arthur O. Eve School 61, where it sits nestled in the corner of the school library.

Each month, students at the Pre-K through 4th grade school will earn a trip to the library and a golden token to drop into the vending machine for a book of their choosing. Courtesy: WGRZ / NBC News Channel

Each month, students at the Pre-K through 4th grade school will earn a trip to the library and a golden token to drop into the vending machine for a book of their choosing.

The book vending machine is the brainchild of Unseld Robinson, assistant principal at the school, who had heard about a similar one in Washington, D.C.

All books in the vending machine will be labeled by reading level, so students can select appropriate ones to read.

School officials hope it serves as a model to implement in schools statewide.



 
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