“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,” said Passek, as quoted by the Washington Post.
“Wing will start delivering books to students of the school district this week, given they live in the company’s Christiansburg delivery area. Passek is doing much of the work on the back end — she’ll receive students’ book orders via a Google Form, seek out the book from any of the district’s libraries, package it up, and bring it to Wing’s facility to deliver.”
Many public libraries have been closed during the COVID-19 crisis, leaving kids without access to library reading materials. At a time when many summer camps and other activities are also closed down, books can offer a great vacation for kids who can’t go anywhere.
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