The COVID-19 pandemic has closed schools and public libraries across the United States, but a librarian in Virginia has thought of a creative way to keep kids reading, free of charge. The solution? Drones will deliver books of their choice straight to their door.
Kelly Passek, a middle school librarian in Virginia’s Montgomery County School District, is an early adopter of a drone delivery service for household goods in her town of Christiansburg. Launched by a Google spinoff company called Wing, the pilot project has been delivering her meals and household products for some time.
It didn’t take long for Kelly to connect the dots, and see how this new technology could benefit the children in her district.
“I think kids are going to be just thrilled to learn that they are going to be the first in the world to receive a library book by drone,” Kelly told the Washington Post.
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