Washington, D.C. vending machine dispenses free books!


“A vending machine is usually where a person buys snacks and drinks.

In Washington, D.C., some vending machines are providing a new snack: free children’s books.

The Book Vending Machine program is the first of its kind in the U.S. It is the newest addition to “Soar with Reading”, a literacy program started five years ago by JetBlue Airlines.

Dozens of books that appeal to children are within reach, at the push of a button…

….stories about dinosaurs, elephants, knights, robots and lots of other things.

And the kids get a lot of encouragement.”

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