The Haverford Township Free Library is excited to announce that our children’s tablet selection has grown to include a collection of Kindle Fire HD Kids Edition tablets. These tablets were made possible through a generous donation by Sean Ryan on behalf of James Ryan.
We have added ten Kindle Fire HD 8 tablets and ten Kindle Fire HD 10 tablets for public borrowing. The Kindle Fire HD devices includes a one (1) year subscription to Amazon Free Time, giving the ability to access over 20,000 apps, games, books, videos, audiobooks, and educational content from PBS Kids, Nickelodeon, Disney, and more. Amazon Free Time also allows parents to monitor their children’s screen time usage and set daily limits.
The National Center for Education Statistics found a student’s access to digital resources at home greatly impacts academic and literacy scores. On average, those without access scored at least 8% lower in core subjects. Even more, their literacy scores were more than 20% lower than students with access. Tablets are valuable learning tools for children that provide access to a multitude of educational games, activities and more. With a tablet, children can explore the solar system, hone their math skills, or read about ancient history right from the palm of their hand.
In addition to the twenty new tablets joining, the Children’s Department also offers 7 Nook Simple Touch eReaders, 2 Kindle PaperWhites, 6 Kindle Basics, and 6 Kindle Fire tablets. To learn more about the Library’s entire ereader collection, please visit https://haverfordlibrary.org/books/ereaders/
The Kindle Fire HD 8 Kids Edition and the Kindle Fire HD 10 Kids Edition will be available in the Library beginning in January 25, 2020 and will circulate for three weeks with an option for renewals.
For an overview of how to request a Kindle Fire HD Kids Tablet, please see the video below.