Have you seen John Krasinski’s project, Some Good News, on YouTube? It’s been one of the highlights of each week for us as the pandemic has gone on, and today’s post is inspired by Some Good News. We want to share some really cool things we’ve learned in the last couple of weeks.

First, Nike has donated 30,000 shoes made specifically for healthcare workers to those on the front lines in our hospitals.

 The shoe is easy to get on and off, and equally simple to clean. The fit, cushioning and traction systems work together to secure the foot in all hospital conditions.

The design confronts a range of medical-worker-specific challenges.

Second, did you know that you can help alleviate social isolation through a texting switchboard called Text for Humanity?

“To take on online negativity, we created Text For Humanity, where you send a positive message to a stranger and receive one in return.

Why? Because although we’re using our phones to communicate 24/7, we feel worse mentally – not happier.

It’s time for our mobile phones to love us back.”

Users can send and receive up to five texts every day.

Finally, we know that this summer might look quite a bit different from past summers. Trips may be cancelled, visits to the pool might have to wait until next year, and hanging out with friends will probably happen over the phone or computer. But that doesn’t mean we can’t let our imaginations go on all sorts of adventures through books. The New York Times Summer Reading Contest. It runs June through August, and it’s a great way to compete with yourself and other readers to cross some books off your reading list. The Forsyth County Public Library is also running a virtual book club for kids, as well as one for adults.