BASTROP, Texas (KXAN) – Lost Pines Elementary has a new vending machine — but this one does not sell snacks.
The district posted Tuesday morning that the school unveiled the machine that will vend books selected by campus librarians.
The books are free to students, who will earn a vending machine “token” for positive behavior and making good choices consistently, a district spokesperson said.
Unlike at a library, students can take home and keep the books to build an at-home library.
The vending machine was paid for through the Bastrop Education Foundation, which has funded several machines at other schools. A district spokesperson said they are given when a teacher or librarian writes a grant. The next grant window opens Dec. 1.