On a shelf in the children's area at both the DeRidder and Merryville branches are some bright orange empty cases. Each branch has its own different collection of titles.

However, if you take one of those cases to the circulation desk and check it out, the clerk will place in it a Playaway Launchpad tablet. These tablets have educational software aimed at young children. They cannot connect to the Internet and have rubber bumpers to keep children safe while they explore and learn.

Each comes with a charger as well, so that your kid can play for two weeks of exploring and learning. Give your child the active learning experience soon! They do circulate on a first come, first served basis, so you cannot reserve one. From time to time, the two collections get mixed around so you can find new ones.