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CADL rolls out Student Success Service

Posted Feb 19, 2019, 2:27 PM Webberville students can check out items by verbally providing their student number or showing student ID. Read More

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Do you like saving $$$?

Posted Feb 19, 2019, 10:12 AM Use your CADL card to get free access to subscription databases like ConsumerReports.org. Read More

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Computers donated to RDC

Posted Feb 19, 2019, 9:08 AM CADL donated over two dozen older computers to the Refugee Development Center. Read More

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Eric Stanton Receives Director's Award

Posted Feb 15, 2019, 4:47 PM I’m pleased to announce that the Director’s Award for February was given to Okemos Public Services Librarian Eric Stanton. Read More

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Problem Solving is Good! Gaming is Good!

Posted Feb 15, 2019, 4:37 PM In this age of electronics, many parents worry that their children have checked out of society. Hours seem to be spent glued to a screen, and interaction with live people becomes a low priority. Then someone tells you, “Games can be educational,” and all you can think is “Really?!” Trust me, the right games can be educational in ways that you would never expect. Read More

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Introduce your child to early literacy skills

Posted Feb 15, 2019, 4:20 PM Storytimes are a great way for children to have fun while learning early literacy skills Read More

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Spend your Presidents Day at CADL Webberville!

Posted Feb 14, 2019, 2:27 PM CADL Webberville will have a special treat for the holiday—a visit from A.R.K. Animal Encounters at 2 p.m. Read More

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Winter is for the Birds!

Posted Feb 14, 2019, 12:10 PM February is National Bird Feeding Month and with the blustery weather Michigan has faced recently, it is easy to understand that our feather friends may need some help finding food! Read More

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Enter to win Disney on Ice tickets

Posted Feb 11, 2019, 11:53 PM Just check out or download any Disney title (book, movie or music) from CADL now until March 1. Read More

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Celebrate March is Reading Month

Posted Feb 11, 2019, 9:42 PM March is National Reading Month! It’s a time when librarians, teachers and parents across the country make an extra effort to encourage children to get excited about reading. Read More

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CADL Foster has great events for all

Posted Feb 10, 2019, 10:56 PM No matter what the weather is doing outside there is always something going on at the library. Read More

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New resources to check out

Posted Feb 10, 2019, 8:26 AM CADL now offers special offers for select Wharton Center shows and more. Read More

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Denelle Hobbs Receives Director's Award

Posted Feb 4, 2019, 3:58 PM I’m pleased to announce that the Director’s Award for January was given to Mobile Library Clerk Denelle Hobbs. Read More

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How things really work at CADL

Posted Jan 30, 2019, 2:53 PM I’ve encountered a lot of people lately who don’t visit the library due to some misconceptions. They don’t realize how libraries have evolved and improved over the years. Read More

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Youth One Cards

Posted Jan 30, 2019, 2:22 PM If you want your child to have a library card of their own but are worried about misplaced books and overdue fines, we have an option that is perfect for you. Read More

Celebrate Black History Month

Posted Jan 24, 2019, 9:43 PM CADL Downtown Lansing is celebrating Black History Month with a theme of ‘Black Migrations.’ Read More

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Find useful, free information at CADL.

Posted Jan 17, 2019, 4:12 PM The Downtown Lansing branch of Capital Area District Libraries will continue to carry tax forms for the convenience of residents. Read More

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Winter is for the birds!

Posted Jan 16, 2019, 9:41 AM Capital Area District Libraries is offering a Winter Reading program, running Jan. 20–Feb. 28. Read More

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CADL has everything right here

Posted Jan 15, 2019, 1:09 PM The new year has just begun, and your library has all the things you need to make those resolutions stick. Read More

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Reader's Roundtable Podcast Returns!

Posted Jan 12, 2019, 11:28 AM The Reader's Roundtable Podcast is back! The ladies discuss comfort faves and CADL's Winter is for the Birds Reading Program. Read More

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Meet the author of Little Michigan at CADL Leslie

Posted Jan 9, 2019, 11:38 AM Capital Area District Libraries’ Leslie branch has resources that can help you with your goals all year round! Read More

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Libraries bring knowledge to the community

Posted Jan 9, 2019, 11:06 AM Libraries offer many opportunities and resources that bring knowledge to the community. Through programs, technology, movies, music, and books, they connect people to new ideas. Read More

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Do you know what coding is?

Posted Jan 9, 2019, 10:42 AM Simply put, it is a way to communicate with a computer by telling it what to do. By introducing young children to coding, you will help them develop life skills they will need in their future, such as problem solving, organization and communication. Read More

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Looking Back, Moving Forward

Posted Jan 9, 2019, 9:38 AM This is the time of year we get bombarded with a lot of “best of” lists. Although overkill is always a risk with these, I understand the urge to create them—especially when you had a year like CADL did in 2018! Read More

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An American Way with Words

Posted Jan 4, 2019, 10:55 AM Many media outlets create year-end lists of favorites that cover a range of current events and popular culture. I especially enjoy the lists that highlight words and their usage. Read More

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Resolve to Explore Your Library

Posted Jan 4, 2019, 9:30 AM Make 2019 the year that you fully explore all the things your library system has to offer. Read More

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Get personalized technology help from CADL South Lansing

Posted Jan 3, 2019, 12:30 PM Book-a-Librarian is a free service that offers technology help in a one on one setting. Read More

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Get a Personalized Tech Appointment

Posted Jan 3, 2019, 12:23 PM If you were gifted with a new phone, or tablet, or laptop, and need some help mastering it, that is where the library shines! Read More

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Aurelius Unveils Eileen Droscha Room

Posted Dec 27, 2018, 9:18 AM When former Aurelius Head Librarian Eileen Droscha passed away last year, we wanted to honor her memory in a special way. Read More

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Bibliotherapy

Posted Dec 27, 2018, 9:02 AM Bibliotherapy is the idea of reading as a healing activity. I’m sharing a list of titles I found to be most helpful. Read More

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Enjoy our Holiday Titles

Posted Dec 18, 2018, 12:00 PM If you didn’t quite get to those holiday movies or music CDS before the big day arrives, it’s not too late. Read More

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Morgan Doherty Receives Director's Award

Posted Dec 18, 2018, 9:11 AM Morgan Doherty, Public Services Librarian at CADL Downtown Lansing receives Director's Award for December. Read More

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CADL Williamston staff chose their favorite checkouts from 2018

Posted Dec 13, 2018, 1:28 PM It’s the end of the year—time for an end-of-the-year list! Here are some favorite 2018 checkouts from the staff at CADL Williamston. Read More

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Experts at CADL can help find the perfect book for you or your loved ones

Posted Dec 13, 2018, 1:01 PM Libraries are very good at helping you find the perfect book, whether for borrowing or buying. Read More

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Embrace the Mess

Posted Dec 12, 2018, 3:56 PM When I was five years old I became obsessed with making paper bag puppets. Projects like this may seem wasteful, needlessly messy or overly simple, but there are countless benefits to such open-ended activities: Read More

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Cosplay it Cool

Posted Dec 12, 2018, 3:41 PM Cosplay has been gaining popularity over the years, and it’s no surprise – who wouldn’t want to treat every day like Halloween? Read More

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CADL Talk Soup

Posted Dec 6, 2018, 9:23 AM We highlight some of the best episodes from our CADLcast, Executive Edition and Reader's Roundtable podcasts for your listening pleasure. Read More

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Open Enrollment for Obamacare is Now!

Posted Dec 4, 2018, 4:24 PM Get information about enrolling in the health insurance Marketplace during the Open Enrollment period which ends December 15. Read More

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Create a Holiday Craft at CADL Foster

Posted Dec 4, 2018, 4:01 PM Who can’t use another ornament or two to decorate for the holidays? We’ll have the supplies, you bring the creativity. Read More

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CADL Dansville to Host Holiday Open House

Posted Dec 4, 2018, 3:10 PM Enjoy the fellowship of family and friends at CADL Dansville’s Holiday Open House. Read More

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Make Holiday Shopping Easier with Consumer Reports!

Posted Nov 27, 2018, 5:57 AM The holidays are upon us, believe it or not! As you prepare for the hectic holiday shopping season, let the library help you out with access to our Consumer Reports database. Read More

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We're Answering Your Questions!

Posted Sep 10, 2018, 4:50 PM School has been back in session for a couple of weeks. Your student needs access to resources that will help him excel in the classroom this year. So does your student have a Capital Area District Libraries card?   Read More

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The Celebration Keeps Going

Posted Sep 7, 2018, 9:59 AM Capital Area District Libraries is celebrating 20 years as a library system. Now the residents in our service area have added to the excitement by passing our millage renewal by 71%! Our heartfelt thanks goes out to everyone who helped spread the word and who came out to vote. That level of support tells us that people love their libraries and appreciate the value we add to their communities. Read More

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Libraries Build Community

Posted Sep 4, 2018, 11:14 AM An article in one of my professional journals reminded me of the mission statement at Capital Area District Libraries: Empowering our diverse communities to learn, imagine and connect. Read More

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Back-to-school Resources

Posted Sep 4, 2018, 10:06 AM As school starts, I want to share some helpful and free resources that Capital Area District Libraries offers to students. Read More

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The Most Important Back to School Supply

Posted Sep 4, 2018, 10:03 AM Back to school time has quickly crept up on us. While you’re busily acquiring supplies for your child, college kid, or yourself, make sure to add another item to the list—a library card! It’s the coolest card you can own. Read More

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Electric Zoo Music Fest is Here

Posted Aug 28, 2018, 9:09 AM Electric Zoo Music Fest is coming! From August 31-September 2, the annual festival will take over Randall's Island Park in New York City for three days full of music and art. Even if you can't make it to the fest, you can listen to artists from the lineup. Read More

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Fall 2018 YA Books to Get a Hold Of

Posted Aug 24, 2018, 9:01 AM Ahhhh! Another back to school season is upon us. Autumn routines will be falling into place before you know it and so will your busy routines of reading and studying. Take time out to pick up a hot new title or two this fall. Read More

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August is National Water Quality Month

Posted Aug 23, 2018, 11:51 AM Check out the best books and films about water quality, taken from our CADL's Reader's Advisory Newsletter. Read More

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Your Summer Party - Ft. CADL Digital Downloads

Posted Aug 23, 2018, 10:21 AM Summer is the perfect opportunity for that quintessential feature of warm weather entertainment - The Barbeque. Read More