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Technology: Launchpads

Kid-friendly learning tablets are available to take home from the San Lorenzo Library. All you need is a library card! Launchpad tablet with orange border and screen displaying children's content

The Playaway Launchpad is an interactive learning tablet pre-loaded with ad-free apps that are educational and fun. The tablets provide children and families with an interactive curriculum that fosters early learning and literacy.

The San Lorenzo Library has 14 tablets for kids ages 3-10, each with a unique subject area, focus, or theme. This means you will have a new experience with each tablet that you check out.

With no Internet connection or downloading required, they are perfect for preschoolers and kids. Each tablet has a protective rubber bumper to ensure durability and withstand use by multiple users. Plus, the device provides parents and educators feedback about time spent on the tablet.

Where can I check out a learning tablet?

Learning tablets can be checked out from the San Lorenzo Library, 395 Paseo Grande, San Lorenzo, CA 94580.

Does the learning tablet require Internet connectivity or downloading?

The learning tablets are pre-loaded with apps and do not require downloading or Internet connectivity for use.

Who can borrow a learning tablet?

Alameda County Library cardholders in good standing with a current address may borrow a learning tablet.

How long can I keep it?

Learning tablets can be checked out for three weeks and may not be renewed.

How do I return it?

Learning tablets can be returned to the circulation desk of any branch in the Alameda County Library system. You must return the device with all the packaging and accessories.

What is the cost?

Learning tablets are FREE to check out. A replacement fee will be billed if the learning tablet is not returned.

When will Launchpad be available at other library branches?

Soon!! Our Launchpads are currently being processed and will be at all of our library locations in the near future.