Move over candy bars and snacks! There’s a new vending machine sensation at Union’s Central Elementary School. It’s all about feeding hungry young minds! Inchy’s Bookworm Vending Machine doesn’t dispense sugary treats. It delivers something even sweeter—books!

Union’s Central School students vending books from Inchy’s Bookworm Vending machine

Golden Tokens and Student Achievements

At Central Elementary School, excellence is celebrated in a unique way. The school has introduced a fantastic program. Thirty outstanding students, one from each class, earn a golden toke. These golden tokens can be used on Inchy’s Bookworm Vending Machine, for a free book!

A Ribbon-Cutting Celebration at Union’s Central Elementary School

Excitement was palpable at the ribbon cutting for the book vending machine. Students couldn’t wait to dive into the world of books.

Fingerprint-Friendly Fun

The machine quickly became a hotspot in the school. Trini Wood, the school’s library media specialist, mentioned, “We had to thoroughly clean the glass last week because there were fingerprints all over it. The kids were so excited.” It’s heartwarming to see young readers so eager to explore the world of books.

A Constantly Evolving Library

The vending machine started with a set of new books from Scholastic, but many have already been replaced as students eagerly selected their copies. “We can stock it with other books,” Trini Wood explained. It’s a dynamic and ever-evolving library that keeps up with the students’ voracious appetite for reading.

Books for All Ages at Union’s Central School

The vending machine caters to a wide range of readers. Older kids can enjoy titles like “A Night Divided” and “Diary of a Wimpy Kid,” while younger children have their own selections, including “We Don’t Eat Our Classmates” and “Pete the Cat’s Trip to the Supermarket.” It’s a treasure trove of books for every taste and age group.

A Motivational Tool

Central Elementary is not only rewarding students of the month with books to take home but is also encouraging classes to add books to their own libraries. It’s a brilliant way to inspire young readers to explore the world of literature.

A Reading Revolution

Book vending machines are still a novelty in the area, making Central Elementary’s initiative all the more exciting. The school’s parent-teacher organization worked hard, raising $6,500 to make this literary dream come true.

Principal Claire Heaton praised Trini Wood’s innovative ideas, saying, “She’s always coming up with fun ideas to get them reading.” It’s clear that Central Elementary is on a mission to ignite a passion for reading and learning in its students.

From Little Free Libraries to Birthday Book Carts, Central Elementary School is making reading a delightful adventure. With the Bookworm Vending Machine leading the way, students are not only competing for the title of “Student of the Month” but also for the sheer joy of reading. 📚💫

Could Your School Be Next?

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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