The Children's Library has three Tween Tabs available for checkout with your library card. The kits come pre-loaded with selected apps geared towards children 8 to 12. The apps are organized into the folders that mirror our Non-fiction section. As we discover great new apps, we will update the iPad kits periodically.

For younger children, borrow our Early Literacy iPads or Elementary iPads.

Here is the current list of apps you will find installed on Darien Library's Tween Tabs:


Brian Cox's Wonders of Life By HarperCollins Publishers Ltd
Discover animal life across the globe in this lush app.

Journey into the Deep By Lerner Publishing Group
Go deep into the ocean and meet some very strange creatures.

Art and Language

Amaziograph By Marina Staykova
Play with tessellations and symmetries.

Apprentice Architect By Fondation Louis Vuitton
Explore a Frank Gehry building and design your own.

Bloom HD By Opal Limited
Create beautiful art with sound.

Chinagram By Vallardi
Explore the history and meaning of Chinese characters.

Color Free By David Porter Apps, LLC
Relax and color in digital mandalas.

Easy Studio—Intro to Animation By 3 Elles Interactive
Learn how to animate.

Google Translate By Google
Type, use your camera, or do two-way automatic speech translation.

Loose Strands By Darned Sock Productions
A fairytale that follows hair.

Mad Libs By Penguin Group USA
Fill in the word blanks and be the funniest person in the room!

Mixerpiece By Giuseppe Ragazzini
Create new works of art while learning art history.

MoMA Art Lab By MoMA
Paint, sculpt, and learn from the masters.

Photogene4 By Omer Shoor
Photo Editing

Scribblenauts Remix By Warner Bros.
Create objects and bring them to life to solve challenges.

Strip Design By Vivid Apps
Design your own comic strip.

The Voyage of Ulysses By Elastico Srl
The story of Ulysses, in interactive app form!

WordFoto By bitCycle AB
Create concrete poetry with photos.

Word Mover By NCTE
Make magnetic poetry in an app.


Touch Van Gogh By the Van Gogh Museum
Dig deep into Van Gogh’s art and life.

Mandela By Quelle Histoire
Learn the history this great South African man.

Who Was? By Penguin Group USA
Trivia and information based off popular Who Was? book series.

Books and Videos

YouTube By Google, Inc.
Watch, edit, and upload videos.

Hoopla By Midwest Tape, LLC
Borrow digital movies, music, and eBooks with your library card!

LibBy By OverDrive, Inc.
Borrow eBooks and audiobooks with your library card.


Cargo-Bot By Two Lives Left
Learn programming concepts in a game!

CodeAcademy By CodeAcademy
Lessons that cover the basics.

Hopscotch By Hopscotch Technologies
Make awesome games, art, and more.

Lightbot Hour By LightBot Inc.
A programming puzzle game.


Stack the Countries By Freecloud Design, Inc
A Tetris for geography.

Geography Drive USA By Spinlight Studio
Drive through the country, earning gas money with trivia.

Geo Walk HD - 3D World Fact Book By Vito Technology Inc
An interactive geography exploration.

Kahn Academy By Kahn Academy
Learn almost anything for free.

Solve the Outbreak By Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
Follow the clues and analyze the data to solve the outbreak and save lives.

Weird But True By National Geographic
Wacky facts and tantalizing trivia.


Adventures of Poco Echo By Possible Games
Help Poco Echo complete his mission by solving mini puzzles.

Emoji Shuffle! By 3 Minute Games LLC
A fun matching puzzle game using your favorite characters on the internet.

INKS By State of Play Games
Pinball and art combined.

KAMI By State of Play Games
Fold out colored paper to fill the screen in as few moves as possible.

Leonardo’s Cat By StoryToys Entertainment Limited
A contraption-packed, brain-teasing puzzle game.

Lifeline... By 3 Minute Games, LLC.
Help the stranded astronaut make life and death decisions to survive.

Minecraft By Mojang AB
Build, create, and explore new worlds.

Robots for iPad By IEEE Spectrum
Explore robots in all their glory.

Rules! By TheCodingMonkeys
A cute puzzle game that’s challenging, with three difficulty modes.

Unblock Me By Kiragames Co., Ltd.
Get the red block out of these block puzzles.

Zoombinis By Technical Education Research Centers, Inc.
Guide these little creatures through fun and challenging puzzles.


Middle School Confidential 1: Be Confident in Who You Are By Electric Eggplant
A graphic novel about what it takes to survive Middle School.

Savings Spree By Money Savvy Generation
Learn about saving, spending, and more money issues in game form.

Super Stretch Yoga By The Adventures of Super Stretch, LLC
Interactive yoga app for kids and families.


Backbreaker Football By NaturalMotion Games Ltd
Can you score a touchdown?

Bottom of the Ninth 01 By Spitfire Studios
A baseball graphic novel.

Chop Chop Hockey By Gamerizon Studio Inc
Test your skills in ice hockey.

FIFA Mobile Soccer By EA Sports
Build a team and go heat to head on the field.

Madden NFL Football By EA Sports
Kick off with these NFL plays and stars.

NBA Live Basketball By EA Sports
Tip off, build your team, and shoot hoops.

Then & Now

American History Timeline By The McGraw-Hill Companies
An interactive timeline of events and people.

The Civil War Today By the History Channel
Learn what happened day by day in the Civil war through a newspaper style app.

Frontier Heroes By A&E Television Networks Mobile
Explore five eras of American History through games and experiences.

The Underground Railroad: Journey to Freedom By National Geographic Society
Experience life as a runaway slave.

World War 1 History By Touchzing Media
Interact with photos, videos, and timelines from the World War I.

World War 2 History By Touchzing Media
Interact with photos, timelines, videos, and speeches from the World War II.



Astro Cat By Minilab Ltd
Learn about the wonders of the Universe.

Color Uncovered By Exploratorium
Learn about and experiment with color.

The Human Body By Tinybop
Learn anatomy and biology with this interactive human body.

Monster Physics By FreeCloud Design, Inc
Play with physics in this unique building app.

Solar Walk By Vito Technology Inc.
Explore space with this 3D model.

Sound Uncovered By Exploratorium
Explore the surprising side of sound with an interactive book.


Incredible Numbers By Touchpress Limited
Delve into incredible mathematical concepts.

Sushi Monster By Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
Practice, reinforce, and extend math fluency.

Stephen Hawkings Snapshots of the Universe By Penguin Random House
Fun experiments explore the principles that control our universe.

Threes By Sirvo LLC
Merge numbers to avoid gridlock in this simple strategy game.


Algodoo By Algoryx Simulation AB
Use simple drawing tools to design, construct and explore the physics world.

The Infinite Arcade By Tinybop
Create almost any kind of game you can imagine!

InventioneersBy Filimundus AB
In this game you can create your own crazy, fun inventions!

SimCity By Electronics Arts
Be the mayor and build your city.

Simple MachinesBy TinyBop
Explore simple machines By playing!

Thinkrolls 2By Avokiddo
One part rolling ball platformer, one part physics puzzler.

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