Want to engage your patrons with Virtual Reality but can’t afford a $600 Oculus Rift? Enter Google Cardboard, an inexpensive way to give a Virtual Reality experience without the high cost. Simply put, Google Cardboard is a housing made of cardboard that turns your phone into a virtual reality (VR) viewer. With many selling for $15, Google Cardboard can be accessible for many libraries. But why limit yourself? Google Cardboard also offers blueprints so you can build your own! Why not hold a makerspace activity allowing students or patrons to build their own?
Need more ideas? Check out LITA’s article about five ways to start using Cardboard in your library or check out this video about how McDonald’s Sweden is launching a promotion that invites kids to turn Happy Meal boxes into Virtual Reality viewers: