Playaway Launchpads are offered for youngsters at various libraries.
The touch-screen 7-inch tablets feature fun and educational apps divided by such factors as subject, theme and age.
“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 how the children spent their time on the tablet,” according to information from the library.
Launchpads can be checked out for 21 days, with two 7-day renewals, and can be returned to any Broward County Library location. Two Launchpads can be checked out at once on the same account.
Libraries with Launchpads include
North Regional/Broward College Library 1100 Coconut Creek Blvd., Coconut Creek 33066, 954-201-2600
Northwest Regional Library 3151 University Drive, Coral Springs 33065, 954-357-7990
Pompano Beach Branch Library 50 W. Atlantic Blvd., Pompano Beach33060, 954-357-7595
South Regional/Broward College Library 7300 Pines Blvd., Pembroke Pines, 33024, 954-201-8825
Southwest Regional Library 16835 Sheridan St., Pembroke Pines 33331, 954-357-6580
West Regional Library 8601 W Broward Blvd., Plantation 33324, 954-765-1560