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.
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.
The company will start delivering books to students in the Montgomery County School District who live within the Christiansburg delivery area this week.
“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.
What’s exciting about the new Virginia project is that drones will be supporting a social good: spreading knowledge and increasing access to educational resources.