With CATA, We're Going Places

For CADL to fulfill its mission of empowering our communities to learn, imagine and connect, we rely on strong partnerships with our regional partners.

Our partnership with Capital Area Transit Authority (CATA) is an essential one as we continue to examine and eliminate the barriers that keep community members from using library services. Transportation and access to our branches is a barrier that we continue to work on, and we rely on CATA to help our members make full use of our collections and services.

For example, CATA provides bus stops at several CADL locations throughout Ingham County. They also provide free 31-day bus passes to our collection, for CADL members to check out. These services are especially important during March, which is designated as “National Reading Month.” It’s a time when we highlight the benefits of reading for personal, educational and professional benefit. For community members to fully participate in National Reading Month, they need to be able to visit our branches.

CATA is also a key sponsor for our annual Summer Reading Challenge, which helps combat the summer slide and encourages students to continue building literacy skills they’ve learned during the school year.

Our partnership is a perfect example of CATA’s efforts to meet their goal of “exhibiting responsible leadership through community engagement and public service.” They are helping CADL fulfill some of our most important objectives and initiatives, and continue to be a key partner in making library services available to more people across the communities we serve.


Scott Duimstra and Bradley Funkhouser exchange a CADL Card in the Downtown Lansing Branch of CADL