Free Book-Vending Machines Land in New York City

Admit it, you’ve dreamed of a book-vending machine before. That dream is now a reality for thousands children in New York City.

Through JetBlue’s Soar with Literary initiative, the company has placed six book-vending machines throughout the five boroughs in neighborhoods with the greatest need. According to ABC 7, the machines were put in place Wednesday. The literature is geared towards kids aged 0 – 14, and kids are allowed to take as many books as they want “in hopes that providing free access to books in a fun and convenient way will encourage reading,” according to their site.

The initiative has also placed book-vending machines in Washington, DC; Detroit, Fort Lauderdale, and San Francisco, but if you’re in New York City, you can find machines in each borough: Brooklyn’s is at the Brownsville Recreation Center on Linden Boulevard; the Bronx has a machine at PAL, Inc. in the New South Bronx Center on Longwood Avenue; Manhattan’s is at Riverbank State Park on Riverside Drive; in Queens, one machine will be at Queens Public Library at the Main Branch on Merrick Boulevard, and a second one is located at the Ocean Bay Community Cornerstone on Beach Channel Drive; and Staten Island’s can be found at Faber Park on Richmond Terrace.

Happy vending and reading!



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