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Spring Cleaning made Easy(ish)

Posted Apr 24, 2019, 12:12 PM The sun is shining, the birds are singing, and you're... inside cleaning? As necessary tidying up is, it's no easy feat when the outdoors is so enticing. If you need a little help getting motivated or figuring out where to start, we've got you covered. Read More

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April Showers Bring May Flowers (and Peas and Spinach and…)

Posted Apr 24, 2019, 8:42 AM CADL Foster and Okemos are now offering a free Seed Library—check out some seeds with your CADL card! Read More

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100th Reader's Roundtable Podcast

Posted Apr 22, 2019, 2:28 PM Jessica, Mari and Sherri talk about the titles we should all be excited about this spring! They start with a look at some of the great book-based picks coming to a screen near you and then dive into the spring book titles they've got their eyes on. Read More

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Make Mother’s Day Brighter for Moms in Need

Posted Apr 17, 2019, 12:07 PM Celebrate Mother's Day by lifting up mothers in need. Read More

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Craft bunnies are better than dust bunnies!

Posted Apr 16, 2019, 4:45 PM You could spend your time spring cleaning, but we think that time might be better spent with craft bunnies and not dust bunnies! Read More

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Spring has Sprung, and so have the Gardens!

Posted Apr 16, 2019, 4:10 PM Find two of Downtown Lansing Head Librarian's favorite gardening books now that Spring is in the air! Read More

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There's Nothing "Ghostly" about CADL Aurelius

Posted Apr 16, 2019, 4:02 PM Read to find out why this "Ghost Town" is anything but dead. Read More

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Celebrate Poetry Month

Posted Apr 9, 2019, 5:13 PM "First a howling blizzard woke us, Then the rain came down to soak us, And now before the eye can focus – Crocus.”  Lilja Rogers, New Hampshire poet, 1901-1998 Read More

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Celebrate National Poetry Month at Webberville

Posted Apr 9, 2019, 4:53 PM Come create your own masterpiece with materials provided at the poetry creation station. Read More

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2019 Michael Printz Honor Awards

Posted Apr 9, 2019, 11:11 AM Four powerful books have been awarded by the American Library Association. This year, they all feature young female protagonists struggling to overcome obstacles and move toward a surer sense of identity and self-worth. Read More

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Bus Passes Coming to Collection

Posted Apr 6, 2019, 12:28 PM CADL is unveiling new initiatives and a partnership with Capital Area Transportation Authority (CATA) that will save riders money. Read More

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Meet the author of this Michigan Notable Book Award-winning title at CADL Leslie on Friday, April 26.

Posted Apr 5, 2019, 8:54 AM It’s springtime again and there is no better way to celebrate the warmer weather than by attending two fantastic author visits at Capital Area District Libraries’ Leslie branch. Read More

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Put a Spring in Your Step When You Check Out a Fun Dance Video from CADL!

Posted Apr 5, 2019, 8:34 AM Move into spring with some fun dance videos, exciting artist biographies or attend a live dance performance! Read More

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Big Things are Cooking at CADL

Posted Apr 4, 2019, 2:10 PM An overview of newly donated footage and other historical items available through CADL Local History. Read More

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Paul Crandall to Retire as CADL Stockbridge's Head Librarian

Posted Apr 3, 2019, 1:08 PM Wishing CADL Stockbridge Head Librarian Paul Crandall well as he prepares for retirement. Read More

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What’s So Great About Storytime at the Library?

Posted Apr 1, 2019, 5:02 PM Plenty of great things happen when you spend time reading with a child. From school readiness to increased imagination, story time is time well spent. Read More

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Vote for your favorite YA book!

Posted Apr 1, 2019, 9:57 AM Through May 31st, teens (ages 13-18) can vote for their favorite title from the Thumbs Up! Read More

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Angela Atkins-Eddins Receives Director's Award

Posted Mar 29, 2019, 2:21 PM I’m pleased to announce that the March Director’s Award was given to Angela Atkins-Eddins, Human Resources Assistant. Read More

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Escape room is big hit in Williamston

Posted Mar 28, 2019, 10:07 PM Young wizards recently apparated to Capital Area District Libraries’ Williamston branch for a magical adventure—our first ever Harry Potter Escape Room! Read More

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What's a Michigan Activity Pass?

Posted Mar 28, 2019, 9:52 PM CADL members can get free or discounted admission to destinations like the Great Lakes Children’s Museum in Traverse City. Read More

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April is a busy time at Foster

Posted Mar 28, 2019, 9:32 PM So it’s good-bye to “March is Reading Month” and hello to April. Check out what we have planned for you and your family this month. Read More

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Michigan Authors

Posted Mar 20, 2019, 12:42 PM Michigan doesn’t get enough credit for how many fabulous children’s authors we have! Read More

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CADL’s To-Do List

Posted Mar 20, 2019, 12:32 PM As we head into a very welcome new season (see ya, Polar Vortex!), I’m taking a look at some big projects on our spring to-do list. Read More

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Exciting spring events

Posted Mar 19, 2019, 2:57 PM Exciting spring events hosted by CADL include a visit from bestselling author Angie Thomas at Holt High School on April 16. Read More

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The testimonial that rocked

Posted Mar 19, 2019, 2:12 PM Katie Krick from Liberty Mutual in Okemos stood up and said something WONDERFUL about CADL. Read More

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New Episode of Reader's Roundtable

Posted Mar 15, 2019, 8:20 AM This month we’re looking at the Capital Area Reads title The Hate U Give and highlights from the CADL produced resource guide, as well as a segment on the ALA Youth Media awards and some of our recent favorite winners and honor books. Read More

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Mason to host Michele Stanton

Posted Mar 14, 2019, 12:02 PM CADL Mason will host Michele Stanton, owner of local business the Butterfly Café, for a presentation on May 10. Read More

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Library Collaborations Promote Literacy

Posted Mar 14, 2019, 11:22 AM While libraries are always working to promote literacy, those efforts are getting a little extra push at CADL Stockbridge this spring. Read More

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March Madness

Posted Mar 7, 2019, 3:37 PM Enjoy a different kind of “March Madness” by earning a coupon for a free book at the Leslie Library Friends’ Used Book Sale Read More

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Get Your Game On

Posted Mar 7, 2019, 3:25 PM From board games to video games, racing games to puzzle games, CADL South Lansing has you covered. Read More

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Mason Library Feasibility Study

Posted Mar 7, 2019, 2:20 PM We have partnered with the City of Mason to conduct a feasibility study, to gain a scope of what improvements can be made to the library to enhance the patron experience and sustain services into the future. Read More

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Family History Open House

Posted Mar 5, 2019, 12:48 PM Celebrate National Genealogy Day at CADL South Lansing, Saturday, March 9, 10:30 am - 5 p.m.. Read More

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Try our Book-A-Librarian service

Posted Feb 28, 2019, 9:50 AM Make an appointment with CADL staff to get technology assistance, help with research projects, and more. Read More

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Froggy will visit CADL Dansville

Posted Feb 27, 2019, 11:34 AM This year there are many opportunities for families with young children to participate in Reading Month activities. Read More

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Reading has benefits for everyone

Posted Feb 27, 2019, 11:06 AM CADL Foster Librarian shares why reading has benefits for everyone, no matter what their age. Read More

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Webberville rolls out Student 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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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