Check Out a PBS Plug and Play!

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Imagine being able to provide fun, educational, interactive television to your children for free. The St. Louis Public Library is making this a reality for its patrons with the PBS Kids Plug and Play.

What is a Plug and Play? This innovative technology looks like a race car, it but is actually a television streaming stick. You can plug it into any TV screen that has an HDMI port, with no Wi-Fi access necessary. There are interactive scenes, sing-alongs to favorite PBS Kids songs, a Sound Box that is like a child’s version of Garage Band, an interactive board game called “Road Trip Adventures,” and “Rail Riders” which is a whimsical hidden-object game that follows a train through various landscapes. If you have Wi-Fi access, then you can also view hours of educational video content. 

Is the Plug and Play easy to use?  Yes! It comes with a small remote control that is designed for children. Each kit will come with the Plug and Play, the remote control, a power cord, an HDMI extender cord to make it easier to fit into TVs, and an instructional booklet. All the pieces tuck away neatly in the lunchbox-sized carrier. 

When will it be available to borrow? It's available now! Check your neighborhood location to see if any are available. Or you can place one on hold here. 

How long can we keep it? The borrowing period is one week. 

Head over to your nearest Library location and pick one up!

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