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Lakewood elementary school adds book vending machine to reward students

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Posted at 3:36 PM, Mar 08, 2021
and last updated 2021-03-08 15:36:19-05

LAKEWOOD, Ohio — Remember when you were in elementary school and looked forward to the annual book fair? Well, now that's every day for students at Emerson Elementary School in Lakewood.

The school added a book vending machine to reward students for good behavior.

The school’s PTO stepped up to provide funds to purchase the custom machine, which is decorated in purple and gold with inspirational quotes, and the initial batch of books.

Students will be rewarded with gold coins when they show good behavior and will be able to use those coins to "purchase" any book that they want from the vending machine.

“We value the uniqueness of every student and believe that every child exhibits leadership qualities in different ways. Therefore, students will be provided with a variety of paths to earn a golden coin for our Emerson book experience,” said principal Denice Leddy.

The vending machine will be restocked through donations and new books from the school's book sale.