Blogger Children and Technology Committee

iPod Touches in the Library

Back in the “technological dark ages” at least a year ago or more, when a group of children were sitting together in the library not talking, they were playing their Nintendo DS together via the library’s wi-fi. Oh how times have changed. Now it means you have a bunch of kids on their iPod Touches on the library’s wi-fi! In my community over the past six months or so, the “it” gift for tweens and even kids as young as six or seven has been an iPod Touch. Whether brand-new or refurbished, I swear practically everyone got an iPod Touch for Christmas this past year! Sitting in corners on the floor or on couches in the children’s area, there are small people buried in their devices. Apparently, for the parents, this was a gift of practicality because of the Facetime app or iMessage. These were ways for their kids to…