We have an app for that

Our Youth Services department has entered the 21st century in technology. Recently we added two iPads as part of our Early Literacy Initiative. These new devices are perfect for our little customers and their grown-ups and replaced our popular pre-school computers. Each day we feature an “app of the day.” These apps are bright, colorful and perfect for young children. We choose apps that are based on some of the more popular books that kids are drawn to including, books by Mo Willems and Sandra Boynton. Others are simply engaging and assist children in identifying colors, shapes and letter recognition. All tell a vivid story and there have been nothing but smiles all around.

Our department researched and test drove so many of the apps that are available and initially came up with our first 25. We continue to seek the most interesting and engaging apps and plan on loading even more.

If you have a favorite app you use with your child and would like us to consider it please email me at asantos@princetonlibrary.org. I’ll be sure to share the app with others in our department and perhaps you’ll see this app on our iPads. Stop by and give them a look- see, you won’t be disappointed.

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