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Posted on: August 17, 2016

[ARCHIVED] Highland Park Library Now Offers Learning Tablets for Children

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Playaway Launchpad tablets are now available for check out at the Highland Park Library. The Launchpad tablets are designed just for kids and are pre-loaded with high-quality, ad-free apps that are both fun and educational.

Apps are grouped onto Launchpad tablets by subject area, theme, grade level, and age, making it easy for parents and kids to choose a tablet with the content most appealing to them. Every Launchpad is 100% secure, providing hours of interactive learning and play without the risk of exposure to unintended content. No internet connectivity or downloading is required for use.

The Launchpad content collection spans subject areas from math and science to critical thinking and creativity, and features themed learning packs including animals, princesses, fantasy, nature and more. Launchpad is powered by an Android operating system and features a 7” high-­-definition touch screen, external speaker, universal audio jack and a durable, protective bumper.

The purchase of the Launchpad tablets was made possible in part by a donation from the Beverly Drive Book Club. “We are especially thrilled this year to be a part of the purchasing of the Launchpads, a brand new product that entices children to learn and expand their worlds,” says Gail Browne, President of the Beverly Drive Book Club. “They will be a fine addition to the Library and a resource in science, technology, engineering, art and math,” continued Ms. Browne.

Highland Park Library cards are free for residents of the Town of Highland Park. Please visit the Library during business hours, Tuesday through Saturday 9:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m., to fill out a library card application. The Library is located at 4700 Drexel Drive.

To learn more about Playaway Launchpads, stop by the Library and ask a staff member for an introduction, visit or call the Library at 214-559-9400.

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