Grant Supports Friendship Library’s Virtual Reality Program

(OCT 2019) The Allegany County Area Foundation recently presented a grant to the Friendship Free Library for its new virtual reality program. The funds will be used to purchase Oculus Go headsets.

This Tinker VR activity, which will serve 4th – 8th graders, has been created in collaboration with Friendship Central School’s after-school program. Library director Michelle Hill believes this can spark student interest in VR and all it can offer “from traveling, team activities, puzzles and brainteasers to travelling around the globe and seeing many of the world’s natural wonders.”

Friendship is among the first libraries in the area to feature Virtual Reality. Ms. Hill hopes that as the VR program becomes established there may be enough interest to warrant teen and adult activities.