Two new collections coming to Niagara Falls

On Monday Niagara Falls Public Library will be unveiling two new collections.

These collections are both aimed at children and their inauguration coincides serendipitously with the beginning of March break.

The first is our LaunchPad collection. LaunchPads are durable tablets preloaded with themed content such as videos, games, puzzles and comics for kids aged three to 13. Content themes include math, spelling, princesses and dinosaurs, so your child is sure to find something she or he loves.

The tablets are designed with an easy-to-use interface that is both kid- and adult-friendly. All you have to do to access the content is turn the device on; there's no download time and no need for an internet connection. What's more, LaunchPads are 100 per cent secure. There's no way for your child to download or browse anything other than the preloaded content.
LaunchPad cases come complete with a tablet in a protective rubber case, a charger and a charging cable. The cases will need to be unlocked by a staff member before you can borrow them.

The second collection we're unveiling is our Nature Kits, created by the Nature School and Education Centre. The kits are aimed at children aged four to 10 with parental supervision advised.

Each kit includes tools such as a compass, a magnifying glass, a tarp, a set of coloured pencils and booklets with instructions and activity suggestions, among other things. The Nature Kits come in clear adjustable backpacks so that you can easily take them with you on your next outdoor adventure.

Both the LaunchPads and Nature Kits will be available at each of our four locations across Niagara Falls. You can borrow LaunchPads and Nature Kits on an adult card for three weeks at a time and they can be renewed twice. We also kindly ask that you please do not return the Nature Kits in our drop boxes due to space issues.

If you have any questions about the collections or for more information, please call us at 905-356-8080 or visit us in person and one of our staff members will be happy to assist. We hope that you and your children enjoy these fun new collections.

Laura Chadwick is the information resources and connections librarian for Niagara Falls Public Library.

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