LFA Launches The Spark Digital Library Kit With Ministerial Support
On 19 November Library For All was thrilled to officially launch our Spark Digital Library Kit, with the help of Assistant Defence Minister and Minister for International Development and the Pacific, Hon Alex Hawke MP. We were also honoured to have our local member Julian Simmonds MP, Member for Ryan, present as well as friends and supporters of Library For All.
“The Spark Kit is a game changer,” said Rebecca McDonald, CEO and Founder of Library For All. “This technology allows us to put an ‘instant library’ of hundreds of books into classrooms in places where history, poverty or remoteness currently reduces access to reading material.”
Delivered in a custom designed commercial grade, lockable transport case, the Spark Kit contains 40 tablet computers pre-loaded with Library For All’s groundbreaking digital library application. Each kit provides a secure storage solution, in-built charging and creates a secure Wi-Fi network that can update tablets with new content and gather valuable usage data that will drive classroom planning and the development of new features.
Mr Hawke said that solutions like this are “exactly what’s needed” to create tangible change in literacy levels throughout the Pacific, congratulating the LFA team on their significant contribution to thought leadership and innovation.
Officials and guests enjoyed the opportunity to view the Spark Kit up close, explore the technology and, most importantly, read books from our fast growing collection of unique, culturally diverse content.