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Making Memories…Holidays at CADL

Posted Nov 15, 2019, 2:06 PM We’re making the holidays merry and bright with special events, collections, contests and more. Read More

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Beginning with Beginning Books

Posted Nov 13, 2019, 5:28 PM What makes beginners books so different? Our Youth Services Librarian is here to answer. Read More

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CADL Website Wins Gold MarCom Award

Posted Nov 9, 2019, 11:50 AM Read on to learn more. Read More

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2019 McConnell Award Winners Announced

Posted Nov 8, 2019, 1:24 PM Congratulations to Eyal Suseela for winning the Award for Innovation, and Hung Wu for the Award for Customer Service! Read More

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Bored on break? Weary of the weather? CADL STEAM has your back!

Posted Nov 7, 2019, 11:51 AM Cabin fever's got nothing on all the fun you can have with STEAM! Read More

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Win a Magical Ride on the North Pole Express!

Posted Nov 5, 2019, 4:42 PM Read on for details. Read More

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Sow the Seeds of the Season

Posted Nov 4, 2019, 1:49 PM In this season of giving, consider donating seeds to the Foster Seed Library! Also attend one of Foster's many seasonal events. Read More

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Celebrate International Picture Book Month

Posted Nov 2, 2019, 3:19 PM Here's to the joys of quality time and a well-illustrated book! Read More

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Reposted: CADL Offers Curbside Pickup Service

Posted Nov 1, 2019, 4:53 PM CADL Aurelius and Okemos have provided this service since June of 2019. With winter quickly approaching, consider utilizing Curbside Pickup on your next visit. Read More

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Andy Bourgeois Appointed CADL Downtown Lansing's New Public Service Head

Posted Oct 29, 2019, 2:43 PM Read on to learn about Andy, or stop into the branch to say hi! Read More

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Great Stories to Practice Reading!

Posted Oct 26, 2019, 3:47 PM Read More

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Community and Holiday Cheer

Posted Oct 26, 2019, 3:30 PM Read More

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Things for Creativity and Learning

Posted Oct 22, 2019, 3:56 PM Read More

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Thank You, Friends of the Leslie Library

Posted Oct 15, 2019, 11:43 AM We're fortunate to have support from the Leslie Friends, who have done some incredible things this year! Read More

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Reader's Roundtable Episode 18: Standout Titles and TeenTober featuring Haslett Teen Advisory Group!

Posted Oct 15, 2019, 9:09 AM CADL Collection Development Specialists Cheryl and Jessica chat about new standouts in this high publishing season, while Marisela chats with the teens from the Haslett Teen Advisory Group. Read More

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CADL Earns Excellence Award for Superior Customer Service

Posted Oct 7, 2019, 4:32 PM We're proud to announce that Capital Area District Libraries is the recipient of the 2019 State Librarian's Excellence award for superior customer service. Read More

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Fall Frenzy

Posted Oct 7, 2019, 11:14 AM Make friends and celebrate fall at these great events! Read More

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Thank You to our Generous Community

Posted Oct 7, 2019, 10:52 AM This month I’d like to highlight and express my gratitude for two examples of community support for the library. Read More

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CADL to Participate in Libraries for Life

Posted Oct 2, 2019, 2:10 PM Find out how you can save lives and help those in need find their happily ever after. Read More

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Celebrate the Season at CADL Haslett

Posted Oct 1, 2019, 12:18 PM Whatever fall means to you, CADL has a fun way to celebrate. Read More

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Endangered Trees in a Beautiful Garden

Posted Oct 1, 2019, 11:21 AM Help us breath new life into the Japanese inspired garden at Downtown Lansing! Read More

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The Library is a Magical Place

Posted Oct 1, 2019, 10:12 AM The library has always been a place of wonder and imagination. Come down to enjoy some family-friendly thrills! Read More

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Peg Mawby Receives Director's Award

Posted Sep 30, 2019, 1:29 PM We're pleased to announce that the Director’s Award for September was given to Peg Mawby, Head Librarian at the Webberville Branch. Read More

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Joining the League of Michigan Bicyclists

Posted Sep 30, 2019, 12:09 PM We're making accessing the library easier for patrons who ride bikes. Read More

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Game On!

Posted Sep 27, 2019, 10:40 AM As we head into colder weather, bring the excitement indoors with great games! Read More

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Enjoy a New Member Discount at Launch Trampoline Park!

Posted Sep 26, 2019, 9:09 AM We've partnered with Launch Lansing Trampoline Park to bring you savings worth jumping for! Read More

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Miss Mari Recommends Spooky Stories for CADL Kids!

Posted Sep 23, 2019, 3:21 PM Miss Mari found some of CADL's most frighteningly-fantastic books, perfect for the Halloween season! Read More

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Getting a Card has Never Been Easier

Posted Sep 23, 2019, 12:34 PM Find out what CADL's done to improve your library experience! Read More

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Get Library Carded

Posted Sep 20, 2019, 11:02 AM Selfie or not, having a library card pays off in a big way! Read More

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Reader's Roundtable Episode 17: Hispanic Heritage Month Picks

Posted Sep 17, 2019, 9:49 AM CADL's Collection Development Specialists chat about Hispanic Heritage Month picks, a few titles they’re reading now and a few they're looking forward to. Read More

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Disney Promotions

Posted Sep 17, 2019, 9:06 AM This deal is way too good to let it go! Read More

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I Drive Home with Comedians in My Car

Posted Sep 16, 2019, 12:25 PM Improve your daily commute by downloading your favorite comedies, musical tracks and more - before you hit the road! Read More

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Start Literacy Skills Early!

Posted Sep 13, 2019, 11:07 AM Storytimes at CADL incorporate early literacy practices Read More

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Bilingual Storytime with Sandra Centeno

Posted Sep 10, 2019, 1:52 PM Host Mari Garza interviews Sandra Centeno, a library clerk at CADL South Lansing and the storyteller behind the Bilingual Storytime programs. Get a sneak peek into one of the newest storytime programs and learn what makes storytime at the library so special. Read More

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Share the Excitement of a Good Book

Posted Sep 9, 2019, 10:45 AM Visit CADL Dansville or your local CADL branch to try a book discussion group! Read More

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Literacy, Multilingualism and Education

Posted Sep 8, 2019, 2:42 PM The theme of this year's International Literacy Day is "Literacy and Multilingualism." To celebrate we sat down with Everett High School Japanese teacher Sensei Kelly to talk about literacy and language diversity in our area. Read More

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Apply to be a CADL Craft Fair Vendor

Posted Sep 6, 2019, 10:18 AM Read on for application details, event info and more. Read More

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Reposted: Circulation Policy Changes at CADL

Posted Aug 30, 2019, 2:53 PM CADL takes great pride in providing a positive experience to our members.That commitment includes being responsive to changing use and demands for our collections. We are excited to have made several changes to our circulation policy for audio-visual items. Read More

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A Friendship Built to Last

Posted Aug 26, 2019, 10:35 AM The Friends of the Mason Library do many wonderful things for our branch, and for the community! Read More

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Haslett Public School District is next to take part in Student Success Initiative

Posted Aug 23, 2019, 10:14 AM Through an initiative Haslett students K-12 are being provided with easier access to our library this fall. Read More

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Beat the Back-To-School Blues

Posted Aug 16, 2019, 11:14 AM Celebrate back-to-school and beat the blues with resources that can make the transition as easy as ABCs. Read More

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Reader's Roundtable Episode 16: Summer Wrap-up Titles

Posted Aug 15, 2019, 9:29 AM Here are the titles discussed in both the Reader's Roundtable podcast and the Okemos Teen Advisory Group bonus segment. Read More

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Reading and Responsibility with Youth CADL Cards

Posted Aug 13, 2019, 11:31 AM Did you know we have two different types of Kids CADL Cards? Find out more about both and discover if this is the year to get your child their own card. Read More

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The Library is the Best Addition to Your Schedule

Posted Aug 12, 2019, 12:24 PM With back-to-school on the horizon, many are finding themselves shifting into a new schedule to fulfill new goals. We can help. Read More

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The Power of Play

Posted Aug 12, 2019, 11:44 AM Not sure what playtime has to do with the library, or learning? Read on to find out. Read More

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Everything Right Here...and There... and Over There

Posted Aug 6, 2019, 12:07 PM One CADL card unlocks everything 13 branches have to offer, so what are you waiting for? Read More