Students at one Buffalo Public School have something new to look forward to when they walk through the doors on their first day Friday.

A new book vending machine now sits in the library at BPS #61.

“For the past five years, the school has connected the Principal’s Reading Club initiative with the book vending machine model. This has supported our efforts in cultivating an intrinsic love for reading amongst our student body,” Principal Nathaniel Barnes said.

Global Vending Group donated the "Inchy’s Bookworm" vending machine to the school. The machine holds between 200 and 300 books with customizable slots to accommodate various sized volumes.

“We are thrilled to be an integral part of the reading and literacy program at the Arthur Eve School of Distinction,” said Jay Blumberg, president and CEO of Global Vending Group, Inc. said. “Our partnership with School 61 has grown over the last five years and this new machine is a great way to keep students motivated to read on their own and with their families.”

Students will be rewarded throughout the year with special tokens for reading and good behavior. They can then use those tokens in the vending machine to pick out something new to read.

BPS Superintendent Dr. Tonja Williams says she hopes the new initiative makes students excited about reading.

"This is a unique and fun way to encourage our students to become amazing readers," Williams said. "Students earn special golden tokens for reading, certain habits or desired behaviors and are then able to get their favorite books from the vending machine using the tokens."

This is the second book vending machine in the Buffalo Public School District.