Playaway Launchpads Now Available

Bossard Library is pleased to introduce Playaway Launchpad tablets for patron checkout.

Playaway Launchpads are designed just for kids and are pre-loaded with high-quality, ad-free apps that are both fun and educational. 

Apps are grouped onto Launchpad 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 to them. Every Launchpad is 100% secure, providing hours of interactive learning and play without the risk of exposure to unintended content. 

The Launchpad content collection spans subject areas from math and science to critical thinking and creativity, and features themed learning packs including animals, nature, STEAM (Science, technology, engineering, art, and mathematics), and others.

A custom designed user interface gives children the opportunity to make every Launchpad experience their own by creating a personal avatar, plus an informational console gives parents and educators feedback about time spent on the tablet.

Launchpad is powered by an Android operating system and features a 7" high-definition touch screen, external speaker, universal audio jack and a durable, protective bumper.

Since these are pre-loaded products, no connectivity or downloading is required for use -- just check the tablet out and start playing.  No Internet connection is available or needed on these devices.

At this time, the Library is offering 10 Launchpad tablets in the Pre-Kindergarten to Kindergarten grade category, 10 Launchpad tablets in the Kindergarten to 2nd Grade category, 11 Launchpad tablets in the 3rd Grade to 5th Grade category, and 9 Launchpad tablets in the 5th Grade and up category.   These forty launchpads were purchased with funds donated by the Abels family as a memorial to Jean Abels.

In order to borrow the Launchpad, patrons must be 18 (eighteen) years of age or older and have a Bossard Library card in good standing. Patrons must also sign the Library's Launchpad Lending Agreement each time before borrowing a Launchpad. The loan period for the Launchpad is 14 (fourteen) days with no grace period and no renewals. For more information about borrowing a Launchpad, please view our Launchpad Lending Policy

Grades Pre-K to K
1-2-Trees! (Nature) All About It! (Critical Thinking)
Flocks of Fun! (Animals) Go Bananas! (Monkeys)
Let's Get Started! (School Review & Prep) Now We're Movin'! (Transportation Superpack)
R is for Ready! (Critical Thinking) Running Start! (School Review & Prep)
What's the Count? (Math) Wilderness Warrior! (Science and Nature Superpack)


Grades K to 2
Claws! Paws! & Leggy Things! (Science) Make the Connection! (STEAM)
Mind Builder! (Brain Breaks) Mind Missions! (Critical Thinking)
Mission Accepted! (STEAM) Prehistoric Playground! (Dinosaurs)
Super Math! (Math) That's Life! (Science)
This Plus That! (Math) Welcome to Letter Land! (English Language Arts)


Grades 3 to 5
Animals on the Bus! (Animals) A Fun Run! (Brain Breaks)
In the Think Tank! (Critical Thinking) Mind Launcher! (Critical Thinking)
Mystery Math Adventure! (Math) No Place Like Home! (Brain Breaks)
Number Cruncher! (Math) Outnumbered! (Math)
Ready, Set, Action! (Adventure) Say Cheese! (Brain Breaks)
World Voyage! (English Language Arts)


Grades 5 and up
Action World! (Brain Breaks) After School Extreme! (Brain Breaks)
Brain Storm! (Critical Thinking) Game Night! (Brain Breaks)
I See the Science! (STEAM) Jump! Jelly! Jump! (Brain Breaks)
Minds Go Round! (STEAM Superpack) Think Fast. Move Faster! (Critical Thinking)
What's Your Number? (Math)