At Your Library: Tips to balance your kids’ media diet

These days, it’s important to find a healthy media diet for your children. Here are some tips from the staff at the Cordova Public Library:

  • Make intentional decisions about digital media with your kids.
  • Explore digital media together with young children just as you would play or read a book with them.
  • Model positive digital media use! Put YOUR phone down.
  • Let apps inspire “real world play.”
  • Content matters. Choose high quality digital media that is age appropriate.
  • Choose media that builds relationships and that inspires interaction.

When searching for story and book digital apps look for:

  • Meaningful interactive elements that add to the story and don’t distract from the story.
  • A great story with high quality images.
  • Plain, highly readable text.
  • Read-to-me, read-to-myself and voice record options.
  • Settings for turning on/off music and other sound effects.

When searching for toy and game apps look for:

  • Apps that are fun to play over and over again.
  • Offer open-ended play.
  • Encourage creativity.
  • Strengthen one or more early literacy practices.
  • Are age appropriate.

Overall look for:

  • Intuitive way-finding.
  • Clean, uncluttered display.

The Cordova Public Library is open:

10 a.m.-8 p.m. Tuesday – Thursday 


10 a.m.-6 p.m. Friday 

10 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday and noon-5 p.m. Sunday

Closed Mondays

Join us for activities for young and old at your library 

Summer Reading starts soon!  

There will be no Storytime for Little Ones during the summer months.