Missing your local library during quarantine? Don’t worry, this drone is here to make it all better. One middle-school librarian is using Google’s drone delivery service to support her bookish students during these tough times, and now I really wish I was back in middle school. Kelly Passek, a librarian for Blacksburg Middle School in Virginia, noticed how desperate the school county was to send supplies out to their students once the pandemic started. It just so happened that Virginia was one of the very few states that Google’s drone service Wing was allowed to make deliveries. These little guys could fly up to seventy miler per hour, and they could carry up to three pounds, the perfect amount for several library books at once!
Now you may be wondering if the drones can deliver more pressing resources, like school supplies and meals. Thankfully, the Montgomery County school buses are able to perform that. But if you had access to delivery drones that were the perfect size to carry library books, wouldn’t you use it?! Don’t worry, these books have pretty loose due dates, and these kids can request any book they want, as long as they live within the city-wide delivery zone. Being a bookworm has never been cooler. Now I want to buy a drone just to pretend that it’s delivering me new books, even though they’re already sitting next to me in my to-read pile.”