Playaway Launchpad tablets are available for checkout at Friday Memorial Library. Launchpads are designed for children and are preloaded with high quality, ad-free apps that are both fun and educational. Apps are grouped onto the 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 and appropriate to them.

The tablets provide hours of interactive learning and play without the risk of exposure to unintended content or the need for a network connection or downloading.

The library’s Launchpad collection spans subject areas from math and science to critical thinking and creativity and features themed learning packs including animals, vehicles, languages, and more.

A custom designed user interface gives children the opportunity to make every Launchpad experience their own by creating a personal avatar. An informational console gives parents feedback about the time their children spent on the tablet. Launchpads are powered by an Android operating system and feature a 7-inch high definition touch screen, external speaker, universal audio jack, and a durable protective bumper. Launchpads are secure and do not have wi-fi access or a camera.


Using a Launchpad


Easily Identifiable Age Groups are listed on the side of the carrying case. Most are ages 3-5 and 5-7.

Launchpad age groups


What type of content is available?Launchpad apps

Each Launchpad is custom curated with a high-quality, ad-free app pack. App packs are grouped by age, grade level, subject area and theme. Subject area packs include English language arts, math, science, language learning, critical thinking and creativity. Themed learning packs include princesses, animals, transportation, dinosaurs, space and more. Each pack has at least 10 apps pre-loaded for learning and fun.


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Available Launchpads