Foster

Service Note 

Due to local orders, the following branches are requiring masks: CADL Foster, CADL Holt-Delhi, ​​​​​​​CADL Okemos and ​​​​​​​CADL Williamston.    

Our remaining branches are encouraging the use of masks.  

Service Update

Contactless Pickup 

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 ColeMelisss 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 filled with items such as shelf-stable milk, fruit, vegetables, canned meals and more. There are no eligibility requirements. Food packs will be available starting on Monday of each week but pickup times are available throughout the week. Families who need more than one pack must register for each one separately. Call branch to register to pick up a pack. 

Foster Labs (Computer & STEAM) 

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

Drop in on Tuesdays, 1-2:30 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 on Thursdays, 3-5 p.m. in room 110.

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

 

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Foster

CADL Tales Live! Storytime (Ages up to 6)

Monday Jan 24, 2022 7:00pm - 7:30pm
All Locations
Join CADL staff on our Facebook page at 10:30 a.m. and 7 p.m. every Monday for live stories and songs to entertain the little ones, geared for ages up to six. See some of your favorite CADL storytime team members! This is a public page; you do not need a Facebook account to view it. 
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*Online Citizenship Test Prep (Adults)

Tuesday Jan 25, 2022 12:30pm - 1:30pm
All Locations
Join us online on Tuesdays to practice for the USCIS Naturalization Test in a relaxed setting. We will use the first half hour to practice speaking English. The next hour will be spent on prep for the reading, writing, and civics sections. *Registration is required for each session you wish to attend; call 517-367-6350 or click on "register." You will be emailed a link to our Microsoft Teams meeting a few days prior to the event.  (Microsoft Team instructions
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CADL Update Page

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