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Learning Can Be Fun with FBCL’s Launchpad Tablets for Children 

Launchpad tablet

June 2021

Fort Bend County Libraries’ Launchpad educational tablets -- for young library patrons from pre-K to elementary age -- are pre-loaded with high-quality, award-winning educational apps that kids will have fun playing while they learn new skills and become familiar with new technology.

Available for checkout from any of the libraries in the Fort Bend County library system, these fun, colorful Playaway Launchpads are secure learning tablets designed specifically for children. They are preloaded with ad-free STEM, language-learning, art, and music apps selected by experienced curriculum experts. 

Subject areas on the Launchpads meet widely recognized learning objectives, ranging from math and science to critical thinking and creativity. Designed to capture the attention and imaginations of young children, the themed learning packs include popular kids’ characters, animals, vehicles, marine life, and more.

The tablets are built to last, with tough, plastic cases and a durable protective bumper. They do not have WiFi access or a camera, so parents can be assured that their children will have a safe, secure, and controlled experience while enjoying hours of interactive learning and play without the risk of exposure to unintended content.

The tablets feature a 7-inch high-definition touch-screen interface that is easy-to-use, and there is no need for a network connection or downloading.

The Launchpads are available for check-out for a one-week period, on a first-come, first-served basis. Because of their popularity, they cannot be put on hold or renewed for additional time. To check out a Launchpad, the library patron must be a Fort Bend County resident 18 years of age or older, and their library card must be current, with no fines or fees accrued. They must also present a valid Texas driver’s license or government-issued photo ID and verification of current address and phone.

The Launchpads should be recharged before being returned to the same library from which they were checked out. Overdue fines are $5 per day.

For more information on the Launchpads, visit any of the libraries in the Fort Bend County library system.