A new Bookworm Vending Machine has been unveiled at Pease Elementary, thanks to Atmos Energy.
The Bookworm Vending Machine will enhance the Bookworms Literacy Program funded by the Education Foundation by offering choice reading to students in Ector County ISD, providing students with opportunities to learn and become engaged in reading.
The first Bookworm Vending Machine was unveiled in October 2019 at Ross Elementary. This new machine at Pease brings the count in ECISD up to 10 — and more are on the way.
“We are so excited to bring the students at Pease a Bookworm Vending Machine and are so grateful to our partners at Atmos Energy for their donation,” Celeste Potter, Education Foundation director, said in a news release. “This is a great compliment to our Bookworms Literacy Program that currently provides students in grades pre-k through 1st grade with a new book each month. Research shows that books in the home have a positive payoff in improved test scores so any opportunity to get books in the hands of our students is a win.”
The Bookworm Vending Machine comes to ECISD from Global Vending Group out of Amherst, NY. You can learn more about the story behind the development of this machine at their website: tinyurl.com/ce8yjp8d