Launchpads

What are Launchpads?

A learning tablet that both kids and adults will love.

Every Playaway Launchpad is pre-loaded with high-quality, ad-free learning apps and games, providing hours of interactive learning and play.

Capital Area District Libraries' Launchpad collection has a special STEM emphasis. Pre-loaded with a mix of interactive science, technology, engineering, art, and math-based games – this collection will challenge, propel, and open young minds. Designed to help kids develop scientific literacy, the STEM collection enables kids to explore cause and effect, gain a basic understanding of how things work, evolve creativity and visualization skills, strengthen number sense, and so much more.

Kids will love the Launchpad experience, which lets them design a personal avatar before game play and choose an app adventure they're most interested in.

Adults will love that Launchpads are 100% secure, ensuring that will not be exposed to unintended content, and that the informational console will let them monitor how time is spent on the tablet.

A selection of tablets with brain games for adults is also available.

Check out a Launchpad today!

Playaway Launchpad

CADL circulates many unexpected items. Many have different loan rules. See the quick details here. Item's individual pages have further details.

Library of Things (LOT)

  • check out for 2 weeks
  • patrons ages 18+ only
  • must sign agreement
  • patrons may only check out 1 Thing at a time (patrons may still check out other items that are not in LOT collection)
  • late fines vary

Launchpads

  • check out for 2 weeks
  • any age
  • late fines $2.50/day

Raising Reader Backpacks (RRB) and Dolls

  • check out for 3 weeks
  • any age
  • late fines 20¢/day 

Passes

  • vary by pass, read pass details