Launchpads: Kids’ Tablets

LaunchpadPlayaway Launchpad tablets are available for checkout at Fondulac District 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.

Launchpad Lending Policy

Borrowers must present a valid library card in order to check out a Playaway Launchpad from Fondulac District Library. Fondulac District Library Playaway Launchpads are not available for transit to other libraries or for interlibrary loan.

Borrowers may borrow only one (1) Playaway Launchpad at a time.

Borrowers are responsible for the safe-keeping and return of these items to the library in good working order and assume liability for the equipment while it is in their care. Borrower is responsible for damaged and/or missing pieces of the lent items. Patron agrees to cover the cost of damage and/or replacement costs, as determined by the library.

The library may not clear stored data from the Playaway Launchpad after it is returned and is not responsible for personal information left on the device.

The library does its best to provide clean, secure, and fully functional equipment, but is not responsible for unforeseen hardware or software failure.

The lending period is seven (7) days. Playaway Launchpads can be renewed one (1) time and must be returned directly to an FDL staff member in the Children’s Department. Fondulac District Library Playaway Launchpads may not be returned to other libraries or returned to any book drop.

The Playaway Launchpad package is not considered returned until all items associated with it, including (but not limited to) AC adapter, USB cord, tablet, protective bumper, and carrying case, have been returned to the library in the good condition. If any items are missing upon return, the library reserves the right to refuse acceptance of the equipment until all items are returned. This refusal does not waive any late fees.

There is a $0.50 per day late fee per Playaway Launchpad. Borrowers will be charged a $5.00 fee for returns to a drop box, in addition to the replacement cost for any damage incurred.

The library reserves the right to deny the use of Playaway Launchpads to any borrower who repeatedly loses Playaway Launchpads or returns equipment late.

Borrowers agree to abide by the library policy and procedures.

Accepted:           August 31, 2015

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