PRINCETON — New launchpad tablets for children ages 3 to 10 are among new items available at Princeton Public Library through a $15,796 American Rescue Plan Act grant.

Library Director Brenda Williams said those and more items are coming through the end of this year and next year.

The 12 launchpads from Findaway are pre-loaded tablets built for circulation, loaded with collections of learning apps, and videos grouped by age and are ready to play.

No internet connection is required, said Williams. The games promote reading and mathematics. Each launchpad list the tablet’s content and minimum age level.

The tablets are housed in the youth area of the library. Williams said patrons can only check out one Launchpad per library card for two weeks. "This is a fun way for your child to increase their reading, math, and computer skills," she said.

The equipment was acquired from the Institute of Museum and Library Services under the provision of the American Rescue Act, administrated by the Indiana State Library.

The Institute of Museum and Library Services is the primary source of federal support for the nation’s 123,000 libraries and museums. To learn more, visit www.imls.gov and follow IMLS on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.

 

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