Drone Delivery Service Will Soon Start Dropping Books To Kids


For many school librarians, getting kids to read over the summer can be a challenge, but a librarian in Christiansburg, Virginia, has found an ingenious way to get kids to read more — drones. Hoping that watching a drone deliver books to their house will entice kids to read more, middle-school librarian Kelly Passek reached out to Google’s drone delivery service "Wing" to have it drop library books on their doorsteps. Libraries are the only way some students have access to books because e-readers may be too expensive for some families, and buying books online isn’t cheap either. Having some sort of library book delivery service is essential to making sure children continue to have access to books. There are currently 600 district students living within Google’s delivery area who could benefit from this service. As a bonus of the drone delivery, students who receive books don’t have to return them until school starts up again in the fall.