Playaway Launchpads are pre-loaded learning tablets created for kids.  These devices offer ad-free learning through apps which are grouped together by grade level, age, subject area, and theme.  We have many tablets here at the library for you to check-out.

Look for the bright orange cases on display in the children’s section or ask a staff member for assistance.

Our selection includes the following Playaway Launchpad titles:


In addition to educating young visitors through a strong collection and great services, the Coraopolis Memorial Library hopes to entertain and inspire them through a variety of programs including storytimes, crafts, and other family programs.

TumbleBooks – TumbleBooks add animation, sound, music and narration to existing picture books, producing an electronic picture book which you can read or have read to you.  You’ll also find chapter books, math stories, puzzles and games, and videos. All content is available for PCs and Macs. Some content is also  available for use on iPhones/iPads.  To access, select “mobile” from the “Choose” menu in the top right corner.

My StoryMaker – It’s a game! No, it’s a book! It’s…My StoryMaker! You’re the author with this online tool that lets you choose your characters, scenery, and extra items and then bring them to life with actions and emotions!

Finding Books

NoveList K-8 – Ever read a book or a series that you love so much you wish you could find others just like it? NoveList to the rescue! Search for a title, author, or other keyword and then click on the link for author read-alikes, title read-alikes, or series read-alikes. You’ll need your library card number to log on from home.

Little Kids Book Lists – The Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh links to these book lists for babies, toddlers, and preschoolers.

Big Kids Book Lists – The Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh links to these book lists for grades K-8.

Accelerated Reader Book Find – Find books by reading level.


Our storytimes are geared toward children of different developmental stages.