The library is taking part in a brand new program brought to us by the Kansas State Library, the Kansas Floating Playaway Launchpad collection.
What is a Playaway Launchpad?
The first-ever secure, pre-loaded learning tablet created just for kids.
Launchpad delivers ad-free learning apps grouped together by subject area, theme, grade level and age. The apps are pre-loaded onto each tablet, providing hours of interactive learning and play.
Each library has been issued one Launchpad to start out with. Our library is starting out with Brain Blaster! Critical Thinking-Ages 5-7, Grades K-2.
If you want to give the Launchpad a try, ask for it at the Circulation desk. If it's already checked out, you can place a reserve on it.
Visit the Kans State Library website to see a full list of the different Launchpads that will be available through Interlibrary loan for checkout.
Basic ESL for Libraries is an English language learning course designed for public libraries. The online course offers native language support in 19 languages, including Somali. There are no costs to libraries or library patrons to use the online program.
Basic ESL improves an individual’s listening, speaking, reading and writing skills through a simple to follow, and instructionally proven curriculum. No computer experience is necessary. Click on "Instant Access" to enter without registering.
What is a Playaway?
An audiobook in a self-contained player about the size of a deck of cards. All that is required to listen is a set of headphones and a AAA battery.
Click here to search our catalog for floating playaways currently at the library or ask about requesting other floating playaways.
Visit the Kansas State library website to find out more information about playaways and see a list of the entire collection from which you can request.
The library now has a Look-up tablet installed in the kid's area that can be used to search the catalog, book meeting room events, or to sign up for Summer Reading.
You can do voice searches of the catalog with the tablet, so even kids who don't quite know how to spell what they're looking for can search the catalog.