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CADL COVID Response

Posted May 11, 2021, 9:43 AM UPDATED May 11, 2021: Our COVID Preparedness Response Plan has been updated, please read for more details. Read More

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Dear Okemos, We Miss You

Posted Apr 28, 2021, 5:11 PM Reminiscing on the folks that bring life and music to our library. Read More

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Movement Makes a Great Reading Partner

Posted Mar 1, 2021, 8:31 AM Sometimes to get kids reading, you need to get them moving! Read More

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Women Making History

Posted Feb 22, 2021, 11:38 AM We are proud to honor some of the pioneers who left their mark on history, as well as those who enrich our lives every day.   Read More

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March is Reading Month

Posted Feb 22, 2021, 11:20 AM Join the celebration with reading and activities for your little ones.  Read More

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5 Things to Love about CADL

Posted Feb 12, 2021, 4:07 PM Read More

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What's Happening at CADL Okemos?

Posted Jan 15, 2021, 12:55 AM We're finding comfort, and looking forward at your local library. Read More

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Lansing Schools Join Student Success Initiative

Posted Jan 12, 2021, 2:58 PM Students receive access to books, tutoring and more. Read More

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Difficult Conversations

Posted Jan 10, 2021, 7:45 PM Parents face stress and more during the pandemic... Read More

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Now Entering the Comfort Zone

Posted Jan 7, 2021, 3:32 PM It's a good time to rely on relaxing activities, support and services that make life a little easier. Read More

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Top 10 in 2020: Adult, Teen and Juvenile Titles

Posted Dec 29, 2020, 11:34 AM Check out the top stories getting CADL members through the year. Read More

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Celebrating Staff at CADL

Posted Nov 11, 2020, 4:06 PM Recognizing the incredible work and contributions of our team members Read More

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Help us create a hunger-free community!

Posted Nov 6, 2020, 1:36 PM We've partnered with the Greater Lansing Food Bank this holiday season to host a Virtual Food & Fun Drive. Read More

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In Memory of Carrie Boyd

Posted Aug 14, 2020, 10:04 AM Remembering Carrie Boyd and her memory at Capital Area District Libraries. Read More

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In Honor of World Refugee Awareness Week

Posted Jun 15, 2020, 2:04 PM We want you to know that we are here, and welcome you to check out our online materials and services. Read More

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Watch to Win

Posted Jun 14, 2020, 1:53 PM All summer long, CADL will be providing you with a chance to win a $50 Visa Gift Card by correctly answering a question about one of our virtual events. Read More

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In Memory of Mary Antonia Granse

Posted Jun 12, 2020, 11:19 AM Remembering Toni Granse and her footprint at Capital Area District Libraries. Read More

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Beating the Summer Slide

Posted May 21, 2020, 2:08 PM What is the "Summer Slide," and how can you prevent it from happening to your kids? Read More

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CLOSED: Enter to Win a Digital Device!

Posted May 20, 2020, 2:28 PM This contest is now closed. Any CADL Children or Teens who completed their Summer Reading Challenge track were eligible to enter this essay contest. Read More

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Imagine Your Story—Summer Reading 2020 

Posted Apr 30, 2020, 6:02 PM Capital Area District Libraries is on a quest to get Ingham County reading this summer—especially kids. The Summer Reading Challenge is a free reading project for all ages that runs from May 22 to August 8. Read More

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United States Census 2020

Posted Mar 18, 2020, 5:15 PM Find out what you need to know about this once-in-a-decade questionnaire. Read More

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31 Great Titles Celebrating Women

Posted Mar 3, 2020, 1:46 PM This month we're honoring Women's History Month with a list of titles that recognize, inform and celebrate the vital role of women in American history. Read More

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With CATA, We're Going Places

Posted Mar 2, 2020, 2:47 PM We're achieving our mission like never before thanks to the generous support of community partners like CATA. Read More

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Blind Date with a Book: The results are in!

Posted Feb 25, 2020, 3:19 PM Whose Blind Date resulted in a grand prize, and how many people braved the mysterious stacks to find their next great read? This and more inside. Read More

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March is Reading Month!

Posted Feb 25, 2020, 9:49 AM Each year CADL celebrates March is Reading Month by partnering with the Early Childhood Literacy Coalition, welcoming storybook characters at our branch libraries and area childhood centers. Read More

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Capital Area Reads 2020

Posted Feb 14, 2020, 2:24 PM Join us this spring for our Capital Area Reads programs, based on the beautifully written debut novel "There There." Read More

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Celebrating Black History and Culture

Posted Feb 10, 2020, 12:12 PM In honor of Black History Month, we've compiled a list of books and movies that celebrate black history and culture. Read More

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Blind Date with a Book

Posted Feb 5, 2020, 10:13 AM You might just end up with the book of your dreams... Read More

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MCLS OverDrive Hits Over 2 Million Checkouts for 2019

Posted Jan 31, 2020, 1:04 PM How many of these were checked out by CADL members? Read on to find out... Read More

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Happy Lunar New Year!

Posted Jan 25, 2020, 1:18 PM Celebrate and learn more with these great titles from CADL. Read More

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Reader's Roundtable Episode 21: It's a Lifestyle

Posted Jan 15, 2020, 1:10 PM Listen before Jan. 26 to find out how you could win a FREE pair of tickets for the Mid-Michigan Women's Expo!  Read More

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It was a great year for CADL, but more is still to come!

Posted Dec 16, 2019, 4:55 PM We're reflecting on some of the 2019 highlights for Capital Area District Libraries. Read More

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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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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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Win a Magical Ride on the North Pole Express!

Posted Nov 5, 2019, 4:42 PM This contest is now 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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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

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Sarah Van Acker Receives Director's Award

Posted Jul 30, 2019, 2:22 PM We're pleased to announce that the Director's Award for July was given to Sarah Van Acker, library assistant in Local History. Read More

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Media and Memories

Posted Jul 29, 2019, 11:06 AM Whether you're blasting your favorite song on the radio or bonding over a book, media can help make the memory. Read More

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Great Reads & Grass Stains

Posted Jul 12, 2019, 3:08 PM Even with the 4th of July in the rearview mirror we still have plenty of summer ahead of us to enjoy! Read More

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Farewell to the Little Library That Could

Posted Jun 21, 2019, 6:30 PM After seven years as the head librarian of CADL Mason, Cheryl Lindemann is joining CADL Administration as the new selection specialist for adult non-fiction and physical AV materials. Read More

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Enter Summer Music Contest

Posted Jun 7, 2019, 4:09 PM EDIT: The contest is over, but that doesn't mean the fun has to be! Check out our digital music services for your favorite tunes anywhere, anytime. This online contest will provide three lucky members with the opportunity to attend the Common Ground Music Festival and a $100 gift card! Read More