Foster

Location
200 North Foster 
Lansing, Michigan 48912

517.485.5185

Link to the CATA Bus Route Link for directions to this library location

Hours
Mon: 10a.m. - 6p.m.
Tues: 2-7p.m.
Wed: 10a.m.- 6p.m.
Thur: 2-7p.m.
Fri: 10a.m. - 6p.m.
Sat: 10a.m. - 3p.m.
Sun: Closed

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Melissa  2.jpgMelissa Cole
Head Librarian

Rooms, Resources & Special Features

Check out info in this section about our new Foster Labs.

Adobe Elements  

Adobe Photoshop Elements (for photo editing) & Adobe Premiere Elements (for video editing) are installed on selected public computers.

Charging Cables

Check out a charging cable and wall charger to power up. We’ve got you covered with micro-USB, USB-C, and lightning cables.

Community Closet Donation Drop-off

This branch is accepting donations for the Community Closet. Located at the Downtown Lansing branch, this closet contains personal care and hygiene items free to anyone in need of them.

Computer Accessories

Privacy screens, trackball mouses and large print keyboards can all be requested from library staff.

Food Packs 

This branch provides weekly food packs for children filled with items such as shelf-stable milk, fruit, vegetables, canned meals and more. Food packs are available each Monday with pickup times throughout the week. Call branch for current availability. 

Foster Labs (Computer & STEAM) 

This branch now has new two labs on the first floor of the Foster Community Center. 

Drop in on Tuesdays, 10 a.m.-12 p.m. to use our computers in room 111. Staff will be available for assistance and questions. 

Join us for fun tech and STEAM activities after school. Check our online events for details. 

Print from Anywhere 

Just email your documents or upload them to our secure portal, then stop by the branch to pick them up. Let's get started.

Requests for Accommodation

For mobility, visual, hearing or other assistance, please call the library. Requests need to be made at least two weeks before a scheduled event.

Student Success Initiative

Lansing School District participates in the Student Success Intiative, providing CADL accounts to all students.

Wireless Service

CADL has WiFi hotspots at all of its libraries. For details, visit our WiFi help page

Foster

Seed Sharing at CADL (All ages)

Wednesday May 22, 2024 12:00am - 12:00am
All Locations
Grow, save and share seeds from CADL's seed-sharing library from April-May. Visit participating branches and browse our seed libraries, including the 2024 One Seed, One State shared seed "Mammoth Long Island dill". Learn more at www.cadl.org/seeds. Read More

Family Storytime (Ages up to 6)

Wednesday May 22, 2024 10:30am - 11:30am Foster Engaging stories, songs and activities to help build early literacy skills. Read More
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Foster Blog

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Green Spaces Improve Communities

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Libraries Work Because We Do

Posted Apr 9, 2024, 11:59 AM A message of gratitude for our incredible library workers at CADL. Read More

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