This post recently went around on Facebook:
What's better than a vending machine full of snacks? One that's full of books. For free!
Yep. Since so many of the kids don't have access to age-appropriate books, there are three vending machines full of books going into schools in Washington, D.C. This sounds like a dream come true for my childhood self (even though I had access to all the books I wanted). Heck, even my adult self would love to stumble across one of these vending machines!
"What? I'm a child, I swear! ... I like kids' books, does that count?"
Seriously, though, what a great idea! I'd be really interested in hearing about how it fares in D.C.