Tallying use on iPads is a little tricky. While you can see what apps have been used by double tapping the home button, each app only shows up once. Let's say a child opens Rocket Reads. It puts itself in the "opened apps" cue. If that child opens up other apps and then returns back… Continue reading Patrons’ Favorite Apps
I wish I could join and engage with every family that sat down at the iPads. I could encourage co-play and talking and--wait. Every family? Mmm...I take that back. But as a dutiful librarian, I know that there is a passive way to provide reference to the families I miss: bibliography time! *Cue C+C Music… Continue reading Bring Appiness Home – One Library’s Bibliography
And she looked upon her creature, all the potential good and all the bad it might bring, and she screamed, "IT'S ALIVE!" and then she went to the settings and couldn't find the restrictions and when she finally had she forgot the password and then found some wrinkled, discarded post-it note with the password then… Continue reading Early Literacy iPads–Implementation, Public Response, & Upkeep
Tablets are portable, hand-held computers that use software called apps, allowing interactive access to information for various needs and wants. Circulating tablets in a library setting is an excellent way to allow patrons to experiment with this emerging technology and gain access to a wealth of information. At Fremont PL, we have been approved to provide in-house circulating iPads and mounted iPads. Outlined here are the preliminary steps taken to provide iPads to our patrons.