Ocean County Library to Offer Brain-Stimulating Playaway Launchpad Tablets

Brain games are fun ways to maintain or improve mental fitness. The Ocean County Library will offer a full menu of fascinating games in ready-to-use Playaway® Launchpad tablets for patrons at its 21 branches and reading centers.

Launchpads contain puzzles, word games, number challenges, and tests of speed and logic, suitable for kids, teens, and adults. They promote cognitive health by challenging memory, reaction time, problem-solving, observational skills, attention span, and more.

The devices contain simple, easy-to-use interfaces. They are 100 percent secure, requiring no Internet or Wi-Fi access. They will be distributed for circulation throughout OCL’s branches and reading centers, and its Homebound and Volunteer Services.

While the Library’s initial pilot program will be aimed at seniors and those experiencing the effects of Alzheimer’s or dementia, any patron with an OCL card in good standing will be able to check out a Launchpad for 28 days.

The Launchpad pilot project for seniors is a collaborative effort of the Ocean County Library’s Collections and Senior Services departments.

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