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Dayton Library awarded Virtual Reality in 360 grant

Library and Dayton Historic Depot will work together on VR tour with grant funds.


DAYON—The Columbia County Rural Library District (CCRLD) in Dayton, WASH., has been awarded a “Virtual Reality in 360” grant providing the library with the tools and specialized training needed to create a virtual experience. The experience should tell a story about something that has importance to the community.

The library will partner with the Dayton Historical Depot Society to create a virtual reality (VR) tour of the Depot so anyone, anywhere can explore the oldest standing train depot in Washington. Once created, the tour will be hosted on the Washington State Library’s website and will be linked to the Dayton Historical Depot and CCRLD websites.

The grant includes funding for training and a 360 Virtual Reality “kit” containing everything needed to record and create this experience.

Funding for the VR 360 Project is provided by the Institute of Museum and Library Services and administered by the Library Service and Technology Act, through Washington State Library, a division of the Office of the Secretary of State.

VR 360 Project at


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