JetBlue Brings Free Book Vending Machines to Kids in D.C.

By Dianna Dilworth 

JetBlue wants to get books in the hands of children who have difficulty accessing these learning materials.

Through its new Soar With Reading non-profit initiative, the airline has placed three book vending machines in South East Washington, D.C. so that kids can pick up free books near their homes. There are currently 16,000 books in circulation and the airline plans to donate 84,000 more. ABC News has more:

The program has many fans at Matthews Memorial Baptist Church.

“We’re reading books that are in the vending machine, so now they can take that book home and read it over and over again … and it’s just wonderful,” Shelley Hudson, the church’s first lady, said.