How does it work? By helping others, showing kindness or doing what’s right, children receive a special coin. They take that coin to the vending machine to choose a book that is theirs to keep. Students select the book they find most interesting, which encourages them to read more.

Our goal is to get book vending machines in every CCPS elementary and middle school.

You can help! 

  • Visit the CEF website
  • Click “donate”
  • Go to “apply my donation” and select “literacy programs”


For general information, call 804-748-1434. For information about donations, contact CEF at 804-639-8774.