Tuesday’s Thoughts!

Yesterday I read about something that some elementary schools are starting, which sounded like a great idea to me. Teachers and others are donating books to put in Book vending machines! Students will get tokens and they will be able to use their tokens on getting books from the machine. As a child to be able to get my very own book would definitely have me smiling! I loved books when I was a child and still very much do! I hope this idea spreads and that it helps more children develop a love of reading!



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44 thoughts on “Tuesday’s Thoughts!

  1. Beyond any doubt, #1 is my favorite Tuesday’s Thought today! This is a poem from Julia Donaldson’s 2004 book “Crazy Mayonnaisy Mum” that is the most delightful treasury of children’s poems geared to grades 2-4. I have a poster of it on the wall of the room where my bookshelves live. Julia, as many know, is the celebrated author of the 1999 “The Gruffalo” that is among many of her books that are illustrated by the talented Axel Scheffer. Benjamin’s favorite of theirs is the 2008 “Stick Man” and the 2010 “Zog”. As a pediatric nurse, then mostly doing homecare, I fell in love with her first book in 1993 “A Squish and A Squash”. This was originally a song that she had written while a songwriter for children’s TV programs. After that she began her long and successful career as an author of children’s books that continues to the present. One bookshelf is home to more than a dozen of her books that Benjamin and I read and adore. I love the idea of book vending machines in elementary schools. It reminds me of the Little Free Libraries that were the brilliant idea of Todd Bol in 2009 as a tribute to his Mother. A very interesting story that began with his one library and became a huge 501 non-profit organization that continues today. Sadly, Todd died last October, but his dream lives on. Thank-you!

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    • OH Ellen, your comments always make me smile. You know so much! I had never read a book by Julia before and now I feel I really need to!! Thanks for the info about her!
      Yes those Little Free libraries were a wonderful idea too!!
      Like Colin suggested , I am going to see if I can get a book vending machine into our school libraries here and donate a copy of “The Odessa Chronicles” to them. πŸ™‚ Never know if you don’t try!
      Have a great day Ellen!

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