Monday, December 23, 2019

With the winter school holidays in session, the Arlington Public Library has several ways to help you keep your children engaged in playful learning. We offer portable technology, Read it Again kits, STEM kits, 1000 Books Before Kindergarten, juvenile audiobook kits and of course a great selection of books. Keep reading to see these options, all of which are free to use with your library card! Stop by any of our locations to check one out, or to see what's going on that day.

Portable Technology

 

Playaway Views

Each 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. Playaway Views check out for one week on an adult card and will renew up to three times if available. Playaway Views are available at every location and can be returned in our book drops.

Playaway Launchpad

Playaway Launchpads are 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. You'll love the 7" high-def touch screen and external speaker when playing games. Playaway Launchpads also check out for one week at a time on an adult card and renew up to three times if available. 

Educational Kits

  

Read it Again Kits

These themed kits for ages 2 through 5, are full of educational toys and games, DVDs, CDs, puppets, and of course, books! We have kits about favorite authors, shapes, letters, numbers, animals, princesses, cars, seasons, monsters, holidays, and many more. All our kits are themed to enhance your child’s enjoyment of learning. Kits are available at every location, but some branches store them in the back room. If you don't see any kits at your favorite location, please ask at the desk to see what's available.

STEM Kits

These themed kits for ages 5 through 8, are full of educational toys and games, DVDs, CDs, puppets, and of course, books. These resources include kits focused on science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) for grade school-aged students. They're a great way to keep learning and exploring even when school is out.

Read it Again and STEM Kits are available thanks to a grant from the Institute of Museum and Library Services and the Texas State Library and Archives Commission.

Book Sets

 

1000 Books Before Kindergarten Backpacks

1000 Books Before Kindergarten is a nationwide challenge, encouraging caregivers to regularly read aloud to your children. Reading often to your baby, toddler, or preschooler will help improve vocabulary, listening, and other vital skills your child needs to succeed in Kindergarten. Each of our backpacks has ten engaging fun books for your new reader to enjoy.

1000 Books Before Kindergarten materials are available thanks to a grant from the Institute of Museum and Library Services and the Texas State Library and Archives Commission.