A Virginia librarian is at the centre of a new Google-backed pilot scheme to deliver library books to schoolchildren during the summer break.
Wing is a drone company owned by Google’s parent company Alphabet.
It beat Amazon to receiving Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) approval in Virginia last year.
One of the recent recipients of its deliveries, Kelly Passek, a school librarian, had the idea that Wing should add books to its list of delivered items, according to a report from The Washington Post.
“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,” Passek told the newspaper.
Wing has been making emergency deliveries across the state since the coronavirus pandemic took hold. Read more below: