November 21, 2014

Libraries Use iPads and Apps to Ramp Up Storytime, but Concerns Remain

A young patron with an iPad at Darien (CT) Library. Photo courtesy of Gretchen Caserotti.

In a shift occurring nationwide, libraries are conducting “digital storytime,” using apps in kids’ programs for education, entertainment, and involving parents in the learning process. But not everyone’s sold on the use of iPads, especially with very young children.

ETots: a Public Library iPad Program for Preschoolers

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Children’s services librarian Cindy Wall documents what she learned in presenting an iPad program for her youngest users —one and two year olds.