students standing next to a vending machine with books

Yocum Primary received a new book vending machine! Mrs. Collinsworth, the Primary literacy facilitator, has been working for months to get a customized book vending machine for our Kindergarten and 1st grade students. Thanks to various grant money, the vending machine became a reality! The goal of the vending machine is to get books in the hands of students to develop and grow their love of reading. Each week every teacher will pick a student to receive a gold coin to use for the vending machine. By the end of the year, 200 books will be given to Yocum students! This is the first book vending machine in Union County and one of three machines in South Arkansas.