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(Meredith) -- Elementary students at a Florida school can be pick up a quick read by simply using their school's vending machine.

The new vending machine is filled with books instead of sweet treats. KTRK reports a staff member came up with the idea from social media and a friend helped her find a refurbished machine.

Students can purchase books from the machine for 50 cents each.

The machine will officially open Monday to celebrate Literacy Week in Florida.  

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