Danbury Library is adding some new technology for kids ni the new year. Funding from the Friends of the Danbury Library has enabled the Library to put in Crayola kiosks in the children's department that hold 8 iPads. Digital Services Librarian Katherine Chung says kids can access over 50 educational apps on the iPads.
Danbury Library has also added two new online databases for children 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 is 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.