Lewis & Clark Library adds Playaway Launchpads to Collection
December 9, 2021 (Helena, MT)-Thanks to a generous donation from the Lewis & Clark Library Foundation, the Library has added 19 Playaway Launchpads to the Children’s collection. Launchpads are pre-loaded tablets with content for kids. Designed with a simple-to-use interface that require no Wi-Fi or internet connection, Launchpads are secure and easy to use.
Launchpads are designed to promote learning through digital play. Each Launchpad is preloaded with apps that cover topics from STEAM, early childhood literacy, and math. The use of Learning apps significantly increases student engagement leading to improvement in reading, math, and science scores. Additionally, app learning tools strengthen a child’s fine motor skills.
“We are thrilled that the Foundation provided funding for these great educational tools. Launchpads help to provide more equitable access to information by bridging the accessibility gap,” explained Lewis & Clark Library Director John Finn. Since Launchpads are preloaded and ready to use, no internet is needed to use these devices.
The Launchpads are searchable through the Library catalog: https://mtsc.ent.sirsi.net/client/en_US/LEWIS/search/results?qu=launchpad&te=ILS&rt=false%7C%7C%7CCALLNUMBER%7C%7C%7CCall+Number.
Launchpads currently can be checked out for 14 days.