Pupils to receive library books by Google-backed drone delivery


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.

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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:

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