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Wednesday, August 17, 2016

More New Tech for Kids at Roselle Library

We are excited about two of the most recent additions for children in our Youth Services Department: the Krayon iPad Kiosk and Playaway Launchpads!

Since the popular Krayon Kiosk was installed last month, children have been making it their first destination when they visit the Youth Services Department upstairs at the Library. The Kiosk has two iPads attached, each featuring the award-winning ABCmouse app. The ABCmouse curriculum is designed to help young children (ages 2-7+) build a strong foundation for future academic success. ABCmouse is 100% educational with 5,000+ learning activities across all major subject areas- reading, math, science, social studies, art and music. Best of all, kids love it!

“The Krayon Kiosk is a great companion to the AWE early learning station,” said Leann Skeens, Youth Services Department Manager. “More children have the opportunity to participate in educational and fun computer activities in the Library. The experience is positive and they want to come again.”

And if the iPads are in use... not to worry! Patrons can use their own smart phone, tablet or laptop on the Library's Wi-Fi, to access ABCmouse whenever - and wherever they are - in the Library by browsing to http://abcmouse.com/library_account.

The Playaway Launchpads are new at the Library, too. The Launchpads are pre-loaded learning tablets created just for children by Findaway. Inc. Aimed at children 3-5 years old, Each Launchpad tablet contains several apps on a specific theme – numbers, letters, transportation, and more.

Roselle Library card holders can check out a Launchpad tablet for a week to explore and discover the various apps.

Executive Director Samantha Millsap said, “With touch screen devices becoming more present in our lives, in and outside the home, it is exciting to offer our young patrons these tablets which are just for them and full of interesting and educational games.”

Roselle Public Library is located at 40 South Park Street, Roselle, IL.
For more information, call the Youth Services “Ask Me” Desk (630) 529-1641, x*351.

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