Book Vending Machines
Let us help!
This summer, JetBlue is placing six thoughtfully designed vending machines that dispense brand-new, free books for kids aged 0 – 14 in New York City. Kids are allowed to take as many books as they are interested in – no strings attached — in hopes that providing free access to books in a fun and convenient way will encourage reading.
For more information on the research surrounding this program conducted by child literacy expert Susan Neuman, visit our Research and Impact page.
VENDING MACHINES LOCATED AT:
PAL, New South Bronx Center
991 Longwood Ave.
Brownsville Recreation Center
1555 Linden Boulevard
Riverbank State Park
679 Riverside Drive
Ocean Bay Community Cornerstone
57-10 Beach Channel Drive
The Queens Public Library- Central Branch
89-11 Merrick Blvd.
Let us help you build your child’s library!
FAQ’s about our book vending machines:
How are vending machine sites selected?
How about donating books to several cities throughout the summer?
How are the cities where vending machines are placed chosen?
The vending machine cities are chosen based on several criteria, including a commitment to cities where JetBlue flies and where book deserts exist. Through our research, book deserts have been identified as high poverty communities that have limited access to age appropriate books for children. To date, JetBlue and our partners have donated over $3 million worth of books through the Soar with Reading program. Since launching our free book vending machine initiative, we’ve brought our book vending machines to Washington, DC; Detroit, MI; Fort Lauderdale, FL, and San Francisco, CA donating 100,000 books to children in each of these cities.
How do I get my book into your vending machines?
Special thanks to our local New York City Area partners and friends who provided council and assistance: