Alabaster library announces new technology services

Published 12:08 pm Thursday, January 6, 2022

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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,, 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.