Alabaster library announces new technology services
Published 12:08 pm Thursday, January 6, 2022
From STAFF REPORTS
ALABASTER – The Albert L. Scott Library has two new innovative resources that will benefit younger and older visitors alike.
Several brand-new Playaway LaunchPad tablets made just for children ages 3 years old and older are now available. The Playaway LaunchPad created by Findaway is a pre-loaded learning tablet that does not require downloads or Wi-Fi.
Alabaster parents and caregivers can check out the tablets for children to use in the library or at home for up to two weeks.
Each tablet is age-appropriate and is a multisensory learning tool that combines apps, storybooks and videos. Topics include: early language and literacy skills, phonics, world destinations, science, art, animals and math.
Additionally, adults will benefit from a new online marketing and business development tool, Reference Solutions by Data Axle.
The link to Reference Solutions can be found on the library’s website, Cityofalabaster.com/library, on the resources page.
It has several databases including: United States businesses, standard White Pages, jobs and internships, healthcare, consumer lifestyle and homeownership. Reference Solutions is useful for people who want to start a business, conduct marketing research and more.
Reference Solutions can be accessed on home devices by logging in with a library card or by using one of the library’s computers.