Library offers iPads pre-loaded with educational apps for children

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NASHVILLE, Tenn. (WKRN) – Summer vacation is beginning to wind down and it’s time to brush up on what your kids learned last year.

Many people may not know it, but the library has iPads you can check out just like books.

The devices, called Launchpads, are pre-loaded with educational apps but they’re in the form of games so your child might not realize they’re spending their last few weeks of summer learning.

“They’re divided by subjects like science, early literacy and so they’re learning to read they’re learning their letters or they’re learning scientific concepts and they don’t even realize it because they’re doing it while they’re playing games,” Nashville Public Library’s Emily Waltenbaugh said.

The games have kids do things like add with SpongeBob to swim to the next level of the game or putting letters together to forms words.

The Launchpads are available at every Metro public library location. Patrons can put a hold on one online by logging into their library account.

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