Summer fun on the go! Activities for grade schoolers

By Eileen Saam, Children’s Librarian

There are so many fun things to do during the summer, and at the library, we have some great resources to take with you that will make it even more fun! And don’t forget to log your reading and activities for summer reading »

Going on a road trip?

Check out these great library resources for learning and fun on the go!

Two tips before you get started:

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  • Use the links below to browse the items available in the library’s catalog and be sure to click the button pictured here to place a hold on the “Pre-loaded Audio” version.
  • Want to see what’s available now? Click the “Available Now” tab at the top of the search results.

Playaway Audiobooks

Playaway audiobooks are great for kids because they are pre-loaded with books kids love, no WiFi or downloads needed. So, pack some headphones and settle in for some great books on the road! 

Playaway Wonderbooks & Vox Books

Audio and print bound together for literacy and fun: Kids can press play and read along with their favorite books.

Playaway Launchpads

Playaway Launchpads are pre-loaded with learning apps, videos, games, and more for hours of interactive play and learning. No Wi-Fi or downloads needed, so they are perfect for road trips!

Want a screen-free day? 

Check out some of these fun Discovery Kits at the library! Place a hold on ones that you are interested in, and you’ll be contacted when they are ready to pick up.

Arts & music

Language arts

Life science

Math & engineering

Physical science

Play & exploration


Wellness & life skills


About Eileen

Eileen Saam is a children’s digital learning librarian who loves discovering new things, learning from others, and sharing with children the joy and wonder of books. One of her favorite things to do at the library is to help children, families, and teachers find books and digital resources that delight and inspire them.