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iPads For Children's Room At Clifton Park-Halfmoon Library

Looking for a new and fun way to help your child learn? The Clifton Park-Halfmoon Public Library now has six iPads to be used in the Children's Room.  Adults or caregivers now have the option of using one of the iPads with their children if they have a Public Library tax district library card. 
These iPads are stocked with age-appropriate apps that support literacy development.  How cool is that?  Of course the adult must have a photo ID and a library card with an account in good standing in order to use one. The iPads are to be used for one hour at a time, for up to three hours per day if nobody else is waiting.   

Will young children be able to figure out how to use the iPad? Definitely! Toddlers and pre-schoolers take to the iPad like a duck to water.  Because the touch screen is so simple to use, children love it.  Even kids as young as one year old can use it to a certain extent, so long as you make sure they do not damage it.

Sally Gillich, Assistant Director of the Clifton Park- Halfmoon Public Library says "The nice thing about the iPads is that they are very interactive and very immediate.  You touch the screen and something happens, something even the youngest patron can understand.  There are many, many educational apps out there, everything from colors to maps and spelling. This is a great opportunity for children to get an introduction to a technology that is becoming more prevalent in our community and schools." 

If you live in the Clifton Park or Halfmoon area, check out the new iPads with your kids.  It's a fun and easy way to learn something new!

For more information, please contact Sally Gillich at the Clifton Park-Halfmoon Public Library at 518-371-8622 or email her at

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