Blog

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New Circulation Policy Changes at CADL

Posted May 15, 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 announce several changes to our circulation policy for audio-visual items. Read More

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Let's Eat!

Posted May 13, 2019, 2:14 PM Calling all foodies! CADL Haslett is excited to bring the community a program celebrating diversity, inclusion and great cuisine. Read More

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In Memory of Michele Brussow

Posted May 3, 2019, 10:38 AM Remembering Michele Brussow and her legacy at Capital Area District Libraries. Read More

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Sachiko Robison Receives Director's Award

Posted Apr 29, 2019, 7:37 PM I'm pleased to announce that the May Director's Award was given to Sachiko Robison, a Clerk at the Holt Branch. 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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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

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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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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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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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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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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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Operation Backpack!

Posted Aug 20, 2018, 4:46 PM As a child, going back to school became an adventure for me every year. Fresh new pencils in a shiny pouch, stacks of lined paper waiting for my lopsided handwriting, and lunch boxes that had yet to be stomped on, destroyed or lost all. Read More

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What's All the Hoopla?

Posted Aug 6, 2018, 9:26 AM Just when you thought you couldn’t love hoopla more! Read More