Playaway Views

The State Library has made a collection of Playaway Views available to all Kansas public libraries for use by their patrons through a “floating collection.” The purpose of this collection is to allow Playaways to “float” between libraries. While the State Library remains the owner, the library that holds the actual item can vary depending on which public library in Kansas had the Playaway last.

A Playaway View is a durable all-in-one video players that allows children to see books and read along with the text. Preloaded video players provide patrons with portable educational and entertaining content designed with libraries and kids in mind. Designed to withstand drops with a shatter-resistant acrylic cover, it weighs 5.4 ounces, and has a built-in speaker and a headphone jack outlet.
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What is a View?
A portable preloaded video player with educational and entertaining content designed to withstand drops with a shatter-resistant acrylic cover

Playaway Best Practices

What's Available?

  1. Adventure and Imagination
    Africa: A Journey
    Amazing Planet
    American History for Children: 1
    American History for Children: 2
    American History for Children: 3
    American History: Things You Should Know
    Anansi's Adventures
    Anansi's Adventures
    Ancient Civilizations for Children: 1
    Ancient Civilizations for Children: 2
    Ancient Civilizations: The Maya
    Animal adaptations
    Animal Adventures
    Animal Kingdom
    Animals: What They Are and Where They Live
    Arthur's Adventures
    Arthur's Challenges
    As You Like It
    Be a Scientist!
    Beauty and the Beast and Other Fairy Tales
    Bedtime with Sesame
    Bernice Bobs Her Hair
    Best of Sesame
    Between the Lions: Fun Animal Stories
    Between the Lions: Get Cooking!
    Between the Lions: Roar into Reading
    Between the Lions: Unusual Animal Friends
    Black American Classics Collection: The Sky is Gray & Almos' a Man
    Black American Experience, The: American Activists
    Blue Butterfly, The
    Bonjour les Amis!
    Bracelet of Bordeaux, The
    Bully Smart Series, The - Volume 1
    Bully Smart Series, The - Volume 2
    Caillou: Celebrating Seasons!
    Caillou: Celebrating Seasons!
    Caillou: Learning Adventures
    Caps for Sale and Other Storybook Classics
    Children's Corner Hosted by Pino, The
    Closer Look at Space, A
    Cloudy With a Chance of Meatballs and Pickles to Pittsburgh
    CyberChase: Measuring Up
    CyberChase: Math Adventures
    Dinosaur Train - Come Play!
    Dinosaur Train - Ocean Adventures!
    Discovery and Ingenuity
    Don't Judge a Book by its Cover
    Draw Me A Story: Cinderella and Other Classic Tales
    Draw Me A Story: Little Red Riding Hood  and Other Classic Tales
    Draw Me A Story: The Emperor's New Clothes and Other Classic Tales
    Economics for Children
    Elmo's Favorites
    Elmo's World & More
    Emperor's New Clothes and Other Fairy Tales by Hans Christian Andersen, The
    Explore the Earth
    Exploring Space
    Fantastic Journeys
    Freedom Riders (American Experience)
    Getting to Know All About Art
    Getting to Know the U.S. Presidents
    Getting to Know the World's Greatest Artists Volume 1
    Getting to Know the World's Greatest Artists Volume 2
    Girls around the world
    Gooby
    Grammar for Children
    Great Americans for Children: 1
    Great Americans for Children: 2
    Great Americans for Children: 3
    Great Faces and Places: Stories from History
    Greek Mythology for Students: 1
    Greek Mythology for Students: 2
    Green Matters: What in the World is Going On? Vol. 1
    Green Matters: What in the World is Going On? Vol. 2
    Growing Up
    Growing Up and Getting Along
    Happy Healthy Monsters and More
    Healthy Elmo Collection
    Healthy Habits for Elementary Students
    Holidays for Children: 1
    Holidays for Children: 2
    Holidays for Children: 3
    Holidays for Children: 4
    Holidays for Children: 5
    Holidays for Children: 6
    Hooray for Reading!: Stories For Readers
    How Do Dinosaurs Say Goodnight? and Other Tales
    How to Know You are on Earth
    How We Live on Earth
    Human Body for Children 1
    Human Body, The
    It's Showtime!
    Jungles of Africa
    Kids in the Garden: How Plants Work
    Kids in the Garden: Plant Types
    Learning as We Grow: A Collection of Stories
    Liberty's Kids - Revolutionary Beginnings
    Little Pim Chinese: Vol. 1
    Little Pim Chinese: Vol. 2
    Little Pim English: Vol. 1
    Little Pim English: Vol. 2
    Little Pim French: Vol. 1
    Little Pim French: Vol. 2
    Little Pim German: Vol. 1
    Little Pim German: Vol. 2
    Little Pim Italian: Vol. 1
    Little Pim Italian: Vol. 2
    Little Pim Spanish: Vol. 1
    Little Pim Spanish: Vol. 2
    Live and Learn - Characters Who Win!
    LOL!
    Math for Children: 1
    Math for Children: 2
    Math for Children: 3
    Math-Word Problem Tutor: Percentage, Ratio and Proportion
    Mummies
    Munsch Classics
    Musical Tales Volume 1
    My Brand New Life: Career and Culture
    My Brand New Life: Culture and Family Life
    My Brand New Life: Sports and Games
    Napping House and Other Storybook Classics, The
    Natural Disaster or Natural Phenomenon?
    New Classics from Annick Press
    Numbers & ABCs
    Nutcracker, The
    Opera & Ballet
    Outdoor Fun with Elmo
    Owen and Other Stories About Families
    Peep! Seasons of Adventure!
    Peep! Star Light, Star Bright
    Physical Geography: Forces that Shape Our Earth
    Physical Geography: Water, Waves and the Hydrologic Cycle
    Plants: What They Are and Where They Live
    Playtime with Sesame Street Friends
    Playtime with Sesame Street Friends
    Rare Wild Cats: the Risk of Extinction
    Reading is Fun!
    Roxaboxen and Other Stories of Imagination
    School Days
    School Days: Stories For Early Learners
    Science in Action: Light, Lenses and Solar Energy
    Sesame Beginnings
    Sesame Song Hits!
    Sesame Street Fantasy Collection
    Sesame Street Musical Celebration!
    Show Me Science: A Green Planet
    Show Me Science: Ecology and Conservation
    Sing & Dance
    Skills and Drills: Beginners and Advanced Soccer
    Skills and Drills: Beginners and Advanced Volleyball
    Snowy Day and Other Stories by Ezra Jack Keats, The
    Something Old, Something New
    Spanish Munsch classics
    Spark of Genius
    Special Education: Beyond High School
    Stewart & Small Storytime
    Stories about Family Life
    Stories About Growing & Changing
    Stories About Harold
    Stories About Ralph S. Mouse
    Stories for Springtime
    Stories from All Around Our Town
    Stories Where the Good Guys Win
    Storytime Classics from Pippin
    Storytime Favorites Volume 1
    Strega Nona and Other Stories From Near and Far
    Super Why! Fairytale Adventures
    Super Why! Games and Adventures
    Super Why! Making Friends
    Swimmy and Other Stories by Leo Lionni
    Sylvester and the Magic Pebble and Other Stories
    Tales of Beatrix Potter
    Teacher From the Black Lagoon and Other School Stories
    Teen Bullying
    Tell Me Why Learning About Living
    Tell Me Why Life on Earth Volume 1
    Tell Me Why Life on Earth Volume 2
    Tell Me Why Science Volume 1
    Tell Me Why Science Volume 2
    Tell Me Why Us and Our Surroundings
    Thacher Hurd Stories
    Treasure Seekers: The Quest for the Holy Grail & In the Shadow of Ancient Rome
    Two from O. Henry: The Gift of the Magi & The Last Leaf
    U.S. History
    Uncovering Historical Myths and Mysteries: George Washington & Abraham Lincoln
    Under the Waves: Underwater Creatures and Mangroves
    Undercover History
    Underwater Creatures
    United States History: Origins - 2000: 1
    United States History: Origins - 2000: 2
    United States History: Origins - 2000: 3
    United States History: Origins - 2000: 4
    United States History: Origins - 2000: 5
    United States History: Origins - 2000: 6
    United States, The: Things You Should Know
    Use your head!
    Vocab Lab: Exploring Vocabulary with Xylo and Coz
    We are Family: Stories about Families
    Weather
    Weather for Children: 1
    whaledreamers
    Wheels on the Bus and Other Stories for the Very Young
    Wild Spaces
    Wildlife
    William Shakespeare Series - Comedy
    William Shakespeare Series - Romance
    William Shakespeare Series - Tragedies
    Wind in the Willows (Masterpiece Theater)
    Wisharoo Park's Let's Make Music
    Wisharoo Park's Let's Make Music
    Wisharoo Park's Play and Learn
    Wisharoo Park's Play and Learn
    Wisharoo Park's Using Your Imagination
    World of Edgar Allan Poe: The Tell-Tale Heart & A Journey in Verse
    World of Insects: Bees and Beetles, The
    World of Insects: Spiders and Ants, The
    Wuthering Heights (Masterpiece Theater)