Imagine being a student at Central Columbia Elementary School in Columbia County, PA. One day, you spot a massive cardboard box near the library. So, what’s hiding inside? Well, for over two weeks, more than 800 curious students couldn’t help but speculate. Third-grader Joey Cusson even thought it might be some Squish-Mallows for their library class. The suspense was intense!

Central Columbia Elementary’s Book Vending Surprise


The Big Pep Rally Reveal

So, the day finally arrived and Central Columbia Elementary hosted an epic pep rally. After a whirlwind of fun that lasted around 20 minutes, the moment everyone was waiting for arrived. It was Inchy’s Bookworm Vending Machine!

The Sweet Surprise

Well, students had mixed reactions. First-grader Blaise Liddick said, “At first, I thought it was snacks, and then when they got up closer, I saw it was like books, so I was kind of bummed at first, but now when I look at it, it’s cool.”

Well Blaise, we think books are areal treat!

The Lucky First Reader

In a thrilling twist, a lucky student had their name drawn out of a hat. Blaise Liddick got the privilege of being the very first student to use the book vending machine. “I am really excited that I got to get the first book. Because there was never a vending machine of books. I have never seen one,” she exclaimed.

Spending Soar Bucks for a Good Read

So, how does it work? How can students get a chance to use this book vending machine? Well, students earn it. Central Columbia Elementary uses a unique currency called Soar Bucks, which they can earn by being awesome students and following the rules. With 20 Soar Bucks, they can grab a book of their choice from the machine. Joey Cusson is already planning to show off his new treasure to his mom.

An Endless Supply of Adventures

But the excitement doesn’t stop there. Stocked with 250 books, this marvelous vending machine, ensures that the students at Central Columbia Elementary will never run out of new adventures. What an incredible way to spark a love for reading!

Inchy’s Bookworm Vending Machine has turned Central Columbia Elementary into a treasure trove of stories and surprises. It’s proof that even the simplest of ideas can ignite a lifelong passion for reading. Kudos to the staff for this magical surprise!

Inchy the Bookworm Vending Machine is a catalyst for change.

With PBIS principles at its core, this machine is helping students unlock their potential one book at a time. Are you ready to spark a reading revolution in your school? Are you ready for students to celebrate reading? Inchy’s Bookworm Vending Machine is the key. Embrace the magic, reward positive behavior, and let the pages of possibility turn in your student’s hands.

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.

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