Unique vending machine adds muscle to Vale Elementary School reading program

VALE – Students at Vale Elementary School received a unique vending machine earlier this spring.

Instead of candy or energy drinks or soda, the new machine that sits in the Vale Elementary School library dispenses books.

The machine is an incentive to promote reading among students.

Theresa Meiwald, Vale Elementary School principal, said she stumbled upon the idea for a book vending machine while participating in a nationwide Facebook group of educators.

“One of the other . . .

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