Leonardo Elementary School in New Jersey has their teachers give out gold coins to kids who win Student Of The Month awards or exhibit great behavior.
The coins are then used for a newly installed vending machine that holds books. The idea came from a parent suggested idea to the PTA President after hearing about a similar machine in a Utah school. Parents and administrators worked together to secure $3,800 needed to purchase the “Bookworm Vending Machine.”
The machine is known as “Inchy” and it can hold 200 to 300 books, offering a wide array of reading material for every type of reader.