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Collingwood library gets virtual reality tech for seniors

New tablets also purchased with government funding to loan to seniors without computer/internet access

The Collingwood Public Library has received new technology allowing seniors to try virtual reality programs that will simulate world travel, museum visits, musical performances, or interactive games. 

Thanks to funding from the federal government's New Horizons for Seniors, the cost of the tech was covered. 

A news release from the library notes there is more than just virtual reality headsets included in their newest tech offerings. The recent purchase includes tablets that are available on loan to people with library cards. The tablet lending program is meant to provide a device equipped with internet access to seniors who might not otherwise have access to a computer. 

“Our tablet-lending program will help seniors participate in the many virtual programs we have introduced over the last year including chair yoga, book club or knitters’ corner,” said Lori Crossan Coordinator, Adult & Senior Programs at the Collingwood Public Library in a news release from the town.

For more on the local library programs, click here.