Floating Collections

A floating collection contains materials which 'float' from library to library, eliminating the need to return the item requested to the lending library. For the floating process to work; holders of Floating Playaways must be represented in Kansas Main; however, local libraries have options about placing records for them in their local catalog.

The statewide floating collection consists of Playaways (preloaded audiobook player), Playaway Views (preloaded video player for kids), Playaway Bookpacks (easy read-along audiobooks for kids) and Playaway Launchpads (preloaded learning tablet for kids).

Floating StoryPacks

StoryPacks are colorful backpacks containing several preschool-level picture books along with games, puzzles, puppets, etc. that follow a theme. They're especially useful for story hours, day care centers and preschools. A workbook with finger plays, songs, and lesson ideas related to the theme is also included.

What's available?
Playaway Audiobooks
An audiobook in a self-contained player about the size of a deck of cards.
Playaway Views
A portable preloaded video player with educational and entertaining content designed for kids.
Playaway Bookpacks
An easy read-along print book paired with an all-in-one audiobook for kids. 
Playaway Launchpads
A preloaded tablet with ad-free learning apps designed for kids.