DANBURY, Conn. – The Danbury Library is starting off the new year with some new services and programs.
Thanks to funding from the Friends of the Danbury Library, children now have brightly colored Crayola kiosks that hold eight iPads that they can use to access over 50 educational applications.
In addition to the new furniture, children can now benefit from the addition of two new online children’s databases to encourage reading and learning.
“Starwalk Kids Media” provides children in kindergarten through eighth-grade with a selection of high quality books. Children and parents can select books by age, grade or reading level, and children can listen to an audiobook or read it themselves. This program's app has been downloaded to all of the Junior Department’s iPads so the books can also be enjoyed while visiting the library.
The second online database that has made its debut is the “Worldbook Early World of Learning.” The online resource encompasses three interactive learning environments for preschoolers and children in the early elementary grades. The program includes interactive games, narrated stories and videos that teach numbers, shapes, phonics, vocabulary and research. The Danbury Library is now circulating iPads to adult cardholders who are at least eighteen years old.
“We are very excited to be adding iPads to our list of items available to be checked out,” said Katy Chung, digital services librarian. “The tablets come pre-loaded with applications that include Overdrive, Hoopla, Freegal, Facebook, Twitter and Instagram, along with photography services such as Clone Camera, Photoshop Mix and Photoshop Express, and productivity apps that include Excel, Word and Keynote.”
The lending period is one week and checkouts are available to one per household at a time. Checkouts and returns are completed in the library’s Technology Center.
For more details regarding the checkout policy contact Chung at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 203-797-4505. The Danbury Library is at 170 Main St., Danbury. Check out upcoming programs at the library’s website here , then click on “Events.”
Hours are Monday, 10 a.m. to 7 p.m.; Tuesday, 10 a.m. to 7 p.m.; Wednesday, 1-7 p.m.; Thursday, 10 a.m. to 7 p.m.; Friday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.; Sunday, 1 to 5 p.m.
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