Book Vending Machines
Let us help!
This summer, for the first time ever, JetBlue is placing five thoughtfully designed digital book vending machines that provide brand-new, free books for kids aged 0 – 14 in Newark, NJ. Kids are allowed to order 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:
La Casa De Pedro
200 W. South Orange Avenue
Newark Ironbound Recreation Center
226 Rome Street
Springfield Branch Library
50 Hayes Street
Van Buren Branch Library
140 Van Buren Street
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?
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