Delaware Libraries have evolved with the times, adapting to the rise of ebooks and focusing on the varying needs of the communities they’re in. That includes offering career and entrepreneur services, and lending a makerspace to help make face shields at the height of the COVID-19 PPE shortage as well as on Election Day.
The newest offering, launched today in three Sussex County libraries, are telehealth kiosks: Community members can come and receive safe, private virtual medical care, therapy sessions, or even things like job interviews, meetings with lawyers or immigration support.
Nick Martin, emerging technology consultant for Delaware Libraries, has been developing the project for several years now.
“This started as part of my Americorps VISTA project,” he said. “I came on board with the Libraries back in 2017, focused on STEM and emerging technology. I was looking at…