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CADL Announces Free Frozen 2 Event

Posted Sep 17, 2019, 9:06 AM This deal is way too good to let it go! 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

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You Voted! CADL Announces 2020 Capital Area One Book Pick

Posted Jun 4, 2019, 2:24 PM Read on to see which beautifully written debut novel was voted CADL's Capital Area One Book Pick! Read More

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Read Off Fines This Summer

Posted May 30, 2019, 1:18 PM Don’t let library fines stop you from enjoying summer reading at Capital Area District Libraries! From June 1 through August 31, CADL cardholders under the age of 18 can join our Read Off Fines program to erase up to $10 of fines from their account. Read More

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Explore a “Universe of Stories” with Summer Reading

Posted May 29, 2019, 4:33 PM Join Capital Area District Libraries in our mission to get our community reading and defeat the dreaded “Summer Slide.” This reading challenge runs from June 7 to Aug. 10 and is packed with fun-filled events and great prizes. Blast off to your nearest library or read on to explore Summer Reading! Read More

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Jay Jenks Receives Director's Award

Posted May 29, 2019, 2:30 PM I’m thrilled to say that the Director’s Award for May was given to Jay Jenks, a Graphic Designer in the Marketing Department.   Read More

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CADL to Pilot Curbside Pickup Service

Posted May 28, 2019, 4:53 PM Thanks to CADL, curbside pickup services may be coming to a library near you. CADL Aurelius and Okemos are currently testing the system in June of 2019, with expansion planned for the Downtown Lansing branch later this summer. 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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Events for Citizenship and English Language

Posted Apr 29, 2019, 2:25 PM An overview of new and recurring events pertaining to citizenship and English reading, writing and speaking. 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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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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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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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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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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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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A Big Thanks to Our Patrons

Posted Aug 21, 2018, 10:00 AM This summer marked Capital Area District Libraries’ 20th year in existence. 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