ROCKFORD, Mich. — A West Michigan elementary school has a creative approach to get students to read.

Valley View Elementary in Rockford has a new vending machine, but instead of snacks, it dispenses books.

Students at Valley View can earn gold coins for good behavior and spend their earning to get a new book.

The parent teacher organization came up with the money to buy the machine.

The book vending machine is available to all students kindergarten through fifth grade.

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