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Posted on: April 20, 2023

CloudLibrary Now Available in Kids Mode

A child's hands holding a tablet with cloudLibrary in Kids Mode.

The cloudLibrary mobile app now includes an interface specifically designed for children.  The new Kid's Mode improves the digital library experience for children from preschool through sixth grade and makes it easier than ever for even the youngest readers to discover what the Allen Public Library has to offer.

Kid's Mode features a streamlined design with fun graphics, easy navigation with bigger buttons, and kid-friendly browsing and searching.  A simplified home screen makes it easier for children to explore content and find their next great read without distracting and unnecessary options for account information and notifications.

Children can browse for titles under categories such as adventure, animals, sports, and scary stories.  Kid-friendly graphics allow even pre-readers to identify subject matter, while the Read Along category displays all interactive read-along titles in one place. Likewise, the non-fiction categories have been arranged alphabetically from Activity Books to Travel to make it simple for young readers to find just what they want.

When using Kid's Mode, the search will only return results from juvenile fiction and juvenile non-fiction categories.  This filter can be used with or without the audience filtering feature that has long been part of cloudLibrary.

How to Turn On Kid's Mode

  • Tap on the launchpad tile from the Home screen.
  • Navigate to Account Settings
  • Select the child's library card
  • Tap the Owl's button to toggle on Kid's Mode.

If you already use cloudLibrary and the launchpad tile is not visible in the app, please update your mobile app by visiting your device's app store.  

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