A very meaningful project. We are glad to co-operate with Tai Kok Tsui Catholic Primary School and help to encourage their students to read more books and bring them knowledge and joy with this Library Books Vending Machine!
The idea of Book Vending Machine is popular around the world. In US, the principal of Centre Hall Elementary School has started a fundraising program to purchase the book vending machine as well as a supply of books for the 2023-24 school year.
The book vending machine, given as a loan from Random Acts of Reading (RoAR), was only supposed to stay until the end of the school year, but it was such a massive hit with the students that the school wants the installation to be permanent!
Students can earn golden tokens by adhering to the school rules – being ready, respectful and responsible.
Teachers bring their classes down weekly and allow students who have earned tokens to pick a book from the machine.
Some of the books also contain special tickets where students can win an ice cream treat, use of the principal’s chair for the day, “stinky feet day” (the class gets to be in their socks and slippers for the day), show-and-tell and more.
The school already received numerous and generous donations and reached 65% of fund required shortly after the start of the program!
Story from The Express