Forty elementary schools and one middle school in Chesterfield County have vending machines with BOOKS! This is one way Chesterfield County Public Schools encourages both reluctant and eager readers. It also offers students who may not have books at home to build a personal library of books that are theirs to keep. Each machine holds three hundred books with twenty-five different titles!
Why are books important? Books prompt students to use their imagination. They offer a window to the outside world and help to improve reading and writing skills.
How does it work? Children receive special coins for positive behavior, from helping fellow students or their teacher, to performing a random act of kindness. Students then take that coin and choose a book from the vending machine. The book is theirs to keep.
How can you help? You can get more books into the hands of children by donating here. When asked how you would like to apply your donation, choose “Literacy Programs."