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Library gives families a virtual reality experience on Wednesday nights

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Have you ever wanted to know what it’s like to be a professional chef, to hire and fire employees, or to swipe music notes with a light saber? Families can head to the Leduc Public Library on Wednesdays for its Virtual Reality Night to play games like Job Simulator, Beat Saber and more.

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Families can book the library’s games room each Wednesday, from 6 to 7:30 p.m., by calling 780-986-2637. The library has an Oculus Rift VR game system, with a new wireless system ordered. Originally used by junior high students during lunch break, the library decided to make the system available to families during the pandemic, a way to make sure the equipment is being used while creating a private environment for families to feel safe.

“Everyone I’ve talked to has had a great time. We let the families in, open the room for them and let them do their thing,” said Kristi Wollman, who’s in charge of communication and outreach services for the library.

Virtual library continues to grow in popularity each year, and is quite the unique gaming experience for those who haven’t experienced it. Test your best score in Beat Saber against members of your family, and have a laugh at how they look in the Oculus Rift goggles in the process.

The library started its VR nights in September 2021, and is looking to fill Wednesday evening slots again in the new year.

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