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Broward County Library Now Offering Playaway Launchpad Learning Tablets
- Children's tablets come preloaded with fun, educational apps -

BROWARD COUNTY, FL – Broward County Library now has Playaway Launchpad tablets available at six locations for customer check out. Playaway Launchpads are designed just for kids and are preloaded with high-quality, ad-free apps that are both fun and educational.

Apps are grouped onto Launchpad tablets by subject, 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.

“By putting Launchpad tablets in the hands of our younger customers, we’re encouraging the next generation of learners and thinkers,” says Broward County Library Director Kelvin Watson. “Providing all of Broward County’s children with access to technology and technological training for youth is vital to their futures and the future of our communities.”

The Launchpad content collection spans subjects from math and science to critical thinking and creativity, and features themed learning packs including animals, princesses, fantasy, nature and more.

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.

The Playaway Launchpads are powered by an Android operating system and feature a 7” high-definition touch screen, external speaker, universal audio jack and a durable, protective bumper.

No connectivity or downloading is required so customers can simply check out and play. 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.

Launchpad tablets will be available at the following locations:
-North Regional/Broward College Library, 1100 Coconut Creek Blvd., Coconut Creek, FL 33066, 954-201-2600
-Northwest Regional Library, 3151 University Drive, Coral Springs, FL 33065, 954-357-7990
Pompano Beach Branch Library, 50 W Atlantic Blvd., Pompano Beach, FL 33060, 954-357-7595
-South Regional/Broward College Library, 7300 Pines Blvd., Pembroke Pines, FL 33024, 954-201-8825
-Southwest Regional Library, 16835 Sheridan St., Pembroke Pines, FL 33331, 954-357-6580
-West Regional Library, 8601 W Broward Blvd., Plantation, FL 33324, 954-765-1560

About Broward County Libraries Division
Broward County Libraries Division, named 2015 Library of the Year by the Florida Library Association, was founded in 1974 and is the largest library system in Florida by square footage and one of the busiest, with more than 7.5 million walk-in customers visiting its 38 locations annually. Broward County Libraries Division provides convenient access to a full range of innovative and cost-effective services that satisfy the changing needs of the people of Broward County for information, education and recreation. Visit our website,, or follow Libraries on Facebook and Twitter.

DATE: July 23, 2018
MEDIA CONTACT: Catherine McElrath
Libraries Division

PHONE: 954-357-7402