New book vending machine unveiled at Westside Community Schools

IT’S FROM AN PIEDAD. WEST SIDE COMMUNITY SCHOOLS UNVEILS A NEW TOOL TO GET KIDS EXCITED ABOUT READING. NOW THE DISTRICT ROLLED OUT A NEW BOOK VENDING MACHINE TODAY. IT’S A WEST GATE ELEMENTARY. BUT INSTEAD OF MONEY, THIS MACHINE RUNS ON SPECIAL TOKENS GIVEN TO THE STUDENTS. THEN THEY EARN A TOKEN BY GOOD BEHAVIOR OR THEY CAN BUY THEM USING THEIR GATOR BUCKS. OUR STUDENTS ARE BEYOND EXCITED TO HAVE THE OPPORTUNITY TO PICK OUT A BOOK, TO TAKE IT HOME, AND THEN KEEP IT AT THEIR VERY OWN. AND THIS GIFT IS GOING TO SUPPORT A LOVE OF READING FOR OUR STUDENTS AND GET THE BOOKS INTO THEIR HOMES AS WELL. CHARLES CITY OF OMAHA DONATED THE MACHINE. ANOTHER MEMBER DONATED TO BUY THE BOOKS. IN ADDITIONAL, $1,000 HAS BEEN

Westside Community Schools unveils new book vending machine

Westside Community Schools unveiled a new tool Wednesday to get kids excited about reading. The district rolled out a book vending machine at Westgate Elementary. Instead of money, the machine runs on special tokens given to the students. They can earn a token with good behavior, or buy them using “gator bucks.” Our students are beyond excited to have the opportunity to pick out a book, take it home and then keep it as their very own. And this gift is going to support a love of reading for our students, and get the books into their homes as well,” ___ said. Christ Child Society of Omaha donated the machine. Another member donated to buy the books, and an additional $1,000 has been committed to the school each year to refill it. Get the latest headlines from KETV NewsWatch 7

Westside Community Schools unveiled a new tool Wednesday to get kids excited about reading.

The district rolled out a book vending machine at Westgate Elementary.

Instead of money, the machine runs on special tokens given to the students. They can earn a token with good behavior, or buy them using “gator bucks.”

Our students are beyond excited to have the opportunity to pick out a book, take it home and then keep it as their very own. And this gift is going to support a love of reading for our students, and get the books into their homes. as well,” ___ said.

Christ Child Society of Omaha donated the machine.

Another member donated to buy the books, and an additional $1,000 has been committed to the school each year to refill it.

Get the latest headlines from KETV NewsWatch 7

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