Book Vending Machine Project

The Kiwanis Club of East Lansing is working on a “Signature Project”. The project consists of fundraising for purchasing & placing Book Vending Machines in our East Lansing Elementary and Middle schools.

A Book Vending Machine is a great way to introduce students to the world of books. The goal is to increase literacy by creating a rewarding experience. Students get excited for a trip to the vending machine to choose a “take home to keep” book of their choice!

Students eagerly anticipate the next book they will discover, creating a positive association with reading. This enthusiasm extends beyond the initial selection, as students often share their newfound treasures with their peers, sparking conversations and forming book clubs. Book vending machines become hubs of literary exploration, igniting a passion for reading that transcends the classroom.

Thank you to the generous donors who make the purchase of theBook vending Machines possible.
Donley Elementary Donors- East Lansing Kiwanis and East Lansing Kiwanis Foundation.
Red Cedar Elementary Donors- East Lansing Kiwanis Foundation & University United Methodist Church.
WhiteHills Donors- Michigan State Federal Credit Union.

Our New Billboard advertising the book vending machine near the Biggby Coffee at Frandor.

The First Book Vending Machine ready for delivery at Donley Elementary East Lansing.

See the story on WILX about the book vending machine:

See the media coverage from Fox47 on the Donley Book Vending Machine

Fox 47 News Report on the Book Vending Machine Project for Donley Elementary.

News from the Superintendent Dori Leyko and the school board meeting with Glenn Mitchem.

Vending Times also wrote an article about us & Red Cedar.

Follow the link to the article from Spartan Newsroom about our project.

Donley’s Book vending machine arrived today…..can’t wait for the unveiling tomorrow.

If you would like to get involved with a donation, raising funds or just helping your school purchase the machine contact
Diane Tubbs at [email protected] or 517-803-5488.