Library Invites Patrons to Explore Virtual Reality

Eagle Scout candidate, Daniel Roote III, is kicking off a virtual reality program at the Tunkhannock Public Library, 220 W. Tioga Street, Tunkhannock. Patrons can now experience action-packed adventures from the comfort of our Library.

Virtual reality, or VR, is a technology that gives the user a simulated experience in a computer-generated 3D environment. The experience can either seem like the real world or a fantasy world. The participant explores the environment and can sometimes manipulate objects in that world.

Daniel’s project consisted of raising the funds, and setting up the equipment and programming. He received donations from friends, family, and library supporters, such as Chris Fitze, Corey Fitze, the Ruth Fitze memorial fund, Mike Markovitz, Warren Trauger, the American Legion and Walmart.

The Kickoff will take place Saturday, March 21, from 10 am to noon in the Fassett Community Room. Daniel will introduce his project and demonstrate a VR experience with a volunteer. Two names will be drawn for an opportunity to try the experience. We will also be taking VR reservations for the next week. Everyone is welcome to join us for the Kickoff!

TPL card holders ages 18 and older may register for the VR experience one week prior to participating in the program. Teens, 13-17, may use the VR, but must be accompanied by an adult. Sign-ups will be located at the front desk, and are processed on a first come, first serve basis.

For more information, interested readers may contact the library at 570-833-1677.

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