Launchpads are secure learning tablets designed specifically for children. Each tablet comes pre-loaded with ad-free learning apps grouped by subject area, theme, and age level. The library has tablets geared to kids ages 3 to 5 years old; tablets geared to kids ages 5 to 7 years old; and tablets for kids ages 8 to 10 years old. An important feature of these devices is that they do not require an internet connection to operate. A Fargo Public Library card is required to check out the Launchpad tablets.
Launchpads are available at all three library locations. Library patrons can place holds on the tablets via the library’s catalog and the devices can be sent to the selected branch library for pick-up. Launchpads are limited to one per card and check-out for a three week period.