Playaway Launchpad Policy

Playaway Launchpads are available for patron checkout at the Powers Memorial Library. These launchpads are designed for children and are preloaded with high quality, interactive apps that are both entertaining and educational. Launchpads offer 100% security (no risk of unintended content), a durable protective bumper, 7″ high-definition touchscreen, customizable interface and user-friendly features. Apps on each tablet are prepared by subject area, theme, grade-level, and age making it easy for parents and their children to choose a tablet that most appeals to them. No Internet connectivity or downloading is required for use. Powers Memorial Library is currently circulating the following Playaway Launchpads:

Title: Dinoriffic!
Category: Dinosaurs
Audience: Ages 3-5

Title: Beep! Beep! Vroom! Vroom!
Category: Transportation
Audience: Ages 3-5


Adult (18 & older) cardholders in good standing, with fines no greater than $5.00 are eligible to check out a Playaway Launchpad. Only one device per library card may be checked out at a time.

How do I check out a Playaway Launchpad?
Those that wish to check out a Launchpad may either stop by the library or use the CAFÉ catalog to place a hold (search ‘Playaway Launchpad’ in the catalog) and check it out just like any other item. The Launchpads can only be checked out and returned at Powers Memorial Library; they cannot be picked up or returned at any other library within the Bridges Library System.

Loan Period / Availability
Launchpads may be checked out for 1 week and are available on a first-come, first-served basis. Additionally, you may place holds on the Launchpads, but the library cannot guarantee their availability for a specific date or time.

Launchpads are able to be renewed once as long as there are no holds from other library users.

How do I return it?
Launchpads must be returned to a staff member at the Powers Memorial Library at the Main Circulation Desk. You must return the Launchpad with all parts (Launchpad tablet, carrying case, and protective bumper, adapter, and USB cord). Please do not return in the book drop.

Fines / Liability:
Borrowers are responsible for the device and the return of all items included in the case. The device is to be returned to the library in good-working condition. The library will not clear stored data from the Launchpad and is not responsible for personal information left on the device.

Overdue charges: $1.00 per day

Replacement Charges:
Launchpads: $100 + $15 administrative fee
Protective Bumper: $20
Launchpad Carrying Case: $15
Adapter: $5
USB Cord: $5

Charges for repairable damage:
Screen Damage: $25
Bumper Damage: $25

There will also be a $5 charge for returning the item via either the AV or book drop and a $10 charge for returning the item atop the AV drop box during open hours.