Book Vending Machine Tackles Childhood Literacy
City in California encourages reading using interactive device kids power with their library cards.
Santa Clara County in California is trying to make reading more interesting in a society where books just don’t seem to cut it anymore. They’ve introduced a vending machine that only serves up books, in the hope of encouraging children under five-years old to start reading more often.
41 percent of Santa Clara County third-graders are not reading at grade level, a deficiency which is thought to be caused by a gap in the need and availability of early learning and literacy opportunities in Northern Sunnyvale.