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Vending Machines That Dispense Books: A Creative Solution to the 'Summer Slide'

Words by Susan Neuman

This article series is sponsored by JetBlue and produced by the TriplePundit editorial team. 

As the school year gets into full swing, students all over the country are excitedly telling their classmates and teachers how they spent their summer vacations. For thousands of kids in New York City, that story now includes plenty of time spent with free books from JetBlue’s Soar with Reading program. This summer, JetBlue placed free book vending machines in areas identified as “book deserts” in every New York City borough including two in Queens. 

JetBlue’s Soar with Reading Program Will Travel to Fort Lauderdale in 2017


Since launching our award-winning Soar with Reading program in 2011, JetBlue has provided more than $2.25 million worth of books to children in need throughout out our network. This is no small feat. Countless crewmembers, community leaders and customers have helped as we set out to encourage kids’ imaginations to take flight through our reading network.

Seventh Generation Provides Lactation Suites in Three International Airports – A Mother’s Day Gift for Traveling Mamas

Partners with Mamava, Port Authority of New York and New Jersey and JetBlue to Offer a New Choice for Nursing Mothers Traveling Through New York Metro Airports
Press Release

BURLINGTON, VT, May 7, 2015 /3BL Media/ – Seventh Generation, a leading household and baby care company, is sponsoring the creation and installment of four pumping and nursing pods for mothers, manufactured by Mamava, in key New York Metropolitan airports. One pod will be in JetBlue’s Terminal 5 at JFK Airport, two pods at Newark Liberty International Airport (EWR) and one at LaGuardia (LGA).

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