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03-04-2019

Abington dispenser offers original creative writing with the push of button


Image of Abington dispenser offers original creative writing with the push of buttonA Penn State Abington student shows the story she printed from the Short Story Dispenser to Binh Le, reference and instruction librarian. (image Penn State)
ABINGTON, Pa. — The Penn State Abington Library was selected by the University Libraries to install a Short Story Dispenser that delivers original content from around the globe as well as literary pieces submitted by faculty, staff and students.
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03-04-2019

Abington dispenser offers original creative writing with the push of button


Image of Abington dispenser offers original creative writing with the push of buttonA Penn State Abington student shows the story she printed from the Short Story Dispenser to Binh Le, reference and instruction librarian. (image Penn State)
ABINGTON, Pa. — The Penn State Abington Library was selected by the University Libraries to install a Short Story Dispenser that delivers original content from around the globe as well as literary pieces submitted by faculty, staff and students.
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03-01-2019

Bud Werner Memorial Library's Short Story Dispenser to share


The Short Story Dispenser will be sharing tales from female authors from Friday, March 1, to Friday, March 8, in honor of International Women’s Day.
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02-27-2019

Short-story dispenser shares original writing at the push of a button


Image of Short-story dispenser shares original writing at the push of a buttonFirst installed at the University Park campus in 2017, short-story dispensers are now at many Commonwealth campuses and allow students to choose from one, three or five-minute stories. (Image Penn State)
MEDIA, Pa. — Captured in just a few words, they provide an escape. Choosing from one-, three- or five-minute stories, Penn State Brandywine students can read, interact and share their thoughts with the addition of a new short-story dispenser recently placed in the campus’ Vairo Library.
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02-07-2019

Short Story Dispenser makes its debut in Steamboat, the first in Colorado


Image of Short Story Dispenser makes its debut in Steamboat, the first in ColoradoBud Werner Memorial Library is the first location in Colorado to offer the Short Story Dispenser, a new permanent acquisition. (Courtesy photo by Jennie Lay)
In today's all-too familiar pandemonium of everyday life, free time is often a distant daydream. Reading? For many, that too seems far fetched. The French publishing company, Short Édition, has a solution — one that offers intellectual breaks of spontaneous prose combined with passion. It's known internationally as "The Short Story Dispenser," and it's inspiring a community of readers with more than 100,000 short stories by 9,000 authors from classic literary short works, such as Shakespeare and Virginia Woolf. "Stories elevate our lives," said Jennie Lay, adult programs coordinator for the Bud Werner Memorial Library.
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11-30-2018

Have you ever heard of a machine that dispenses short stories?


Image of Have you ever heard of a machine that dispenses short stories?The Short Story Dispenser at Capilano University
Have you ever heard of a machine that dispenses short stories? Neither had these passersby. #CapilanoU #CapU50 #CapUPride #NorthVan #literatureonthego #bcedu @short_edition
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10-31-2018

Short story dispensers now seeking talent from local writers


Image of Short story dispensers now seeking talent from local writersThe short story dispensers located across campus are now seeking content submissions from local writers on top of Penn State students and faculty members.
Penn State launched the short story dispensers on campus and in Schlow Library earlier this year to become the first institution to collaborate with Short Edition of Grenoble, France.
The dispensers allow you to choose a short story that takes anywhere between one and five minutes to read. Two of the four dispensers on campus are located at the entrances of the Pattee and Paterno Libraries.
“Since Schlow has a Short Edition dispenser from the start, it made sense to explore the possibility of adding community stories to our community content,” said Hailley Fargo, student engagement librarian for Penn State University Libraries.
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09-25-2018

Short Story Dispenser: Printed Literature On the Go


Image of Short Story Dispenser:  Printed Literature On the GoThe UTA Library has installed a short story dispenser that delivers literature, both classic and contemporary works of art, in a vending machine style.
The dispenser delivers literature, both classic and contemporary works of art, in a vending machine style. Users can select whether they want a one, three or five-minute story by pressing a simple button. The dispenser will then print a randomly selected short story on a scroll type paper. “This machine allows our community to take printed literature on the go,” said Rebecca Bichel, UTA dean of Libraries. “We want to encourage literacy and the short story dispenser allows us to present great writing easily packaged for instant gratification. This is a way for the library to support and encourage literacy in a new way.”
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09-13-2018

UTA first in Texas to promote literacy through short story dispenser


Image of UTA first in Texas to promote literacy through short story dispenserThe UTA Library has installed a short story dispenser on the second floor of the UTA Central Library for readers and writers.
The University of Texas at Arlington Libraries recently installed the first short story dispenser in the state of Texas.
“This machine allows our community to take printed literature on the go,” said Rebecca Bichel, UTA dean of Libraries. “We want to encourage literacy and the short story dispenser allows us to present great writing easily packaged for instant gratification. This is a way for the library to support and encourage literacy in a new way.”
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08-17-2018

Beyond Four Walls: Library Uses New Dispensers to Promote Reading, Community Engagement


Image of Beyond Four Walls: Library Uses New Dispensers to Promote Reading, Community EngagementRichland Library's Tony Tallent displays a newly-dispensed short story from one of three new short story dispensers at the library's main branch in downtown Columbia.
During its recent Learn Freely Fest, Richland Library launched newly-acquired short story dispensers for the public to try. The sleek, black and organge device allows people to select a one, three or five minute story to print.
Richland Library is one of only four libraries across the country to receive the dispensers. Its a part of a program called Fostering Creative Community Connections, a project to promote reading; community engagement; library programs and services; and creative expression from diverse writers.
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05-09-2018

[ China ] HKBU Library’s short story dispenser is basically a vending machine for literature that makes reading fun and more convenient


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Every writer dreams of having their work published; now Baptist University (HKBU) has found an innovative way to make it happen. Students there can see their work printed before their eyes – on a long strip of receipt-like paper from a short story dispenser. Think of it as a vending machine for literature...


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04-16-2018

[ US ] The Vending Machine That Spits Out Short Stories


Stories are shared many ways. They are recounted in books and magazines. They are read aloud around the campfire at night. They are randomly dispensed from stand-alone kiosks, doled out on strips of paper like grocery store receipts.
Wait, what was that last one?
Leave it to the French, with their love of Voltaire and Simone de Beauvoir, to revive literature in the era of hot takes, fast news and smartphone addiction.
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04-06-2018

[ US ] Akron-Summit County Public Library selected to offer short story kiosks through Public Library Association project


Akron-Summit County Public Library is one of four public libraries nationwide to offer Short Story Dispensers, or kiosks that dispense written works at the touch of a button.
The Public Library Association, community publisher Short Edition and the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation partnered to offer this program to four select libraries in the United States.


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