Technology for Kids

Make “tech time” an engaging, language-rich experience. Learn how apps and the library’s technology for kids can promote early learning. Be sure to also check out our eBooks for children.

Children’s Learning Centers

Each of our six branches have computer’s set aside for children under the age of 13. The computers can be reserved for 30 minutes at a time for up to four hours a day, and either require a child’s library card or guest pass.

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iPads

ages 0-5

We now have iPads available for in-house checkout at the East and Southeast branches! A parent with a child ages 0-5 is eligible to checkout an Early Literacy iPad for one hour at the East or Southeast Branch. iPads are stocked with developmentally appropriate literacy apps, but we still encourage parents to use the iPads responsibly with your children.

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Playaway Views

ages 2-13

Playaway View comes pre-loaded with multiple videos making it simple for patrons to access digital movies, shows, educational programming and more without the need for DVDs, downloads or an additional player.

  • They check out for one week like the videos, but cannot be renewed.
  • There is a charge of $.25 for each day that they are late.
  • If they are lost or damaged the replacement cost is $100. Charger replacement is $15.
  • They may only be checked out on an adult card.
  • There is a checkout limit of two per card.
  • They can be returned at any location and can be put in the bookdrops.

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Playaway Launchpad

ages 2-13

Check out the kids only learning tablet today!

  • Pre-loaded with high-quality, ad-free learning apps grouped by age, subject and grade level
  • Every Launchpad is durable enough to move from the hands of one little explorer to the next.
  • 100% secure — No risk of exposure to unintended content
  • 7” high-definition touch screen
  • External speaker
  • two out at a time
  • Can only be checked out on an adult card
  • They check out for one week like the videos, but cannot be renewed.
  • There is a charge of $.25 for each day that they are late.