Everyone loves vending machines. And for a good reason! They dispense your favorite snacks and drinks. Well, imagine if they were filled with books instead! That’s precisely what’s happening in Carrollton-Farmers Branch Independent School District (CFBISD). It’s all about lighting up young minds with the joy of reading. Say hello to Inchy’s Bookworm Vending Machine.
Superintendent Dr. Wendy Eldredge’s Words of Inspiration
At Central Elementary School in mid-September, CFBISD Superintendent Dr. Wendy Eldredge had a heartwarming message for three lucky students. During a ribbon-cutting event for the book vending machine she said, “You’re our light. You shine so bright for us when we see you read.” And what better way to let students shine than by making books easily accessible?
Tokens for Tales: How It Works
Inchy’s Bookworm Vending Machine in CFBISD serves as a fun way to put books right into the hands of students. It all started last November at Carrollton Elementary School, where the first machine was installed. Since then, this literary initiative has been spreading like wildfire.
Inchy’s Bookworm Vending Machine also ties into any positive reward system that’s already in place. Students at Carrollton Elementary, for example, can earn tokens for the machine by exhibiting good behavior and achieving goals. It’s like a mini-adventure where good deeds are rewarded with exciting new stories.
The Power of Community Support at Carrollton-Farmers Branch Independent School District
Behind this fantastic initiative stands the CFBISD Educational Foundation. They’re working hand in hand with generous donors to make literacy-enhancing dreams come true. Thanks to donors’ support, more book vending machines are in the pipeline for other district campuses.
Vickie Winkle of The Civic League expressed her excitement. “We’re so glad to have had the opportunity to work with the district on our grants and provide part of the money to buy this wonderful book vending machine.” She added, “Can’t wait to hear how it goes throughout the year, so we can look forward to getting these kids reading with their own books. They don’t have to return it to the library. It’s theirs to keep.”
Carrollton-Farmers Branch Independent School District – Building Home Libraries and Boosting Reading Engagement
Each book vending machine in CFBISD is custom-designed for the school it serves, with the aim of helping students build their very own in-home libraries. The excitement is palpable, as Dewitt Perry Middle School welcomed its very own book vending machine in June this year. Amy Brenders, the school librarian, shared the enthusiasm, saying, “Our students are so excited. They have been talking about this all year long, so we are glad it’s finally here.”
In the heart of Texas, the future looks bright for young readers, thanks to these innovative book vending machines. They’re not just dispensing books; they’re dispensing dreams, adventures, and a lifelong love for reading. 📚✨
We’re thrilled to play our part in a bigger mission, promoting literacy for all students. This program is just one way we’re helping kids get ready for the future. If you think Inchy’s Bookworm Vending Machine would be the perfect way to cultivate a culture of reading for your school, contact us. We’d love to hear from you.