(Tuscaloosa, AL) Recently, Taylorville Primary School students welcomed Inchy’s Bookworm Vending Machine. On display in the library, the book vending machine marks a special moment for young readers. Students earn gold tokens for achievements. Then they use the token to vend a brand new book. The Kiwanis Club, Staff and Students are positive this initiative will leave a lasting impact on the school.

Feb 14, 2024; Tuscaloosa, Alabama, USA; Taylorville Primary School introduced a new book vending machine Wednesday morning in the school library. Children gather around he new book vending machine to check out its contents.

Golden Ribbons, Golden Tokens, Book Bucks, and more!

Principal Laurie Presley, accompanied by librarian Leah Presley, cut a golden ribbon wrapped around the book vending machine.

Principal Presley shared the school’s strategy, stating, “We used some of our school money to purchase this as an incentive and another way to celebrate our children.”

The innovative approach includes distributing golden coins on birthdays and book bucks for positive office referrals related to leadership, character, academic achievements, and improvements. Students can accumulate book bucks by meeting achievement goals, with each goal earning them a book buck. The gold token, attainable for 10 book bucks, allows students to vend a book that becomes their own. The initiative aims to encourage a love for reading among the students.

Community Support and Donations

To sustain the book vending machine and ensure a diverse selection of books, Taylorville Primary School welcomes community support. Principal Presley expressed gratitude for donations of books or financial contributions, which can be sent to the school office.

Librarian’s Book Selection

Librarian Leah Presley carefully selected books that excite students and align with their reading preferences. Emphasizing that these are brand-new books for the students to keep, she hopes to foster a passion for reading both in and out of the school environment.

Meeting Ongoing Needs

With nearly 600 students at Taylorville Primary School, there is a continuous need for new books. Principal Laurie Presley outlined the school’s plans to explore grants, utilize budgeted funds, and rely on donations to keep the vending machine well-stocked.

As Taylorville Primary School embarks on this literary adventure, the hope is that students not only enjoy the immediate rewards but also cultivate a lifelong love for reading and building their personal libraries.

Your Organization Could Be Next

Are you interested in bringing Inchy’s Bookworm Vending Machine to your school? Reach out to bookvending.com today. We’ll provide a quote and help you take a step toward promoting literacy and positive behavior in your school community.

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