The Bartlesville Public Library is making available fun, educational tablets for kids. Until now, this collection of Playaway Launchpads™ has been kept with the Library of Things Collection available for checkout at the Reference Desk. Library staff have decided to make them even more accessible by moving them to an open shelf in the Youth Services department. “Patrons can try them out in the library and preview the activities on each tablet before checking one out to take home,” says Youth Services Librarian Laura Pryce. “They will no longer be kept in a workroom closet, to be retrieved by a librarian.”
BPL’s Playaway Launchpads are pre-loaded with content for children ages 3-5, 5-7, 8-10 and 10+. They are designed with a simple, easy-to-use interface, and are 100% secure. Launchpad tablets are made to be passed from set of hands to the next. There is no download time and no need for Wi-Fi. Access to powerful content is as simple as turning on each device — anytime, anywhere.
“Our patrons can check out one Launchpad per library card, for one week, with one renewal if the tablet has not been put on hold by someone else,” says Pryce. “We are really excited to have these available where their intended users will get much more exposure to them!” Check one out today or call 918-338-4170 for more information.