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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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Enter to Win a Digital Device!

Posted May 20, 2020, 2:28 PM Any CADL Children or Teens who complete their Summer Reading Challenge track are eligible to enter this essay contest. Read on for details. Read More

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Reopening Information

Posted May 5, 2020, 3:18 PM Please read for important updates about borrowed books, holds etc. 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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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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Beginning with Beginning Books

Posted Nov 13, 2019, 5:28 PM What makes beginners books so different? Our Youth Services Librarian is here to answer. 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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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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CADL to Participate in Libraries for Life

Posted Oct 2, 2019, 2:10 PM Find out how you can save lives and help those in need find their happily ever after. Read More

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Joining the League of Michigan Bicyclists

Posted Sep 30, 2019, 12:09 PM We're making accessing the library easier for patrons who ride bikes. 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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Bilingual Storytime with Sandra Centeno

Posted Sep 10, 2019, 1:52 PM Host Mari Garza interviews Sandra Centeno, a library clerk at CADL South Lansing and the storyteller behind the Bilingual Storytime programs. Get a sneak peek into one of the newest storytime programs and learn what makes storytime at the library so special. 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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Beat the Back-To-School Blues

Posted Aug 16, 2019, 11:14 AM Celebrate back-to-school and beat the blues with resources that can make the transition as easy as ABCs. 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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Science is Limiting, STEM is Invigorating!

Posted Jul 22, 2019, 1:14 PM Find out why we made the switch from "Drop-in Science" to "Drop-in STEM" 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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Melissa Cole Announced as CADL Downtown Lansing's Head Librarian

Posted Jul 8, 2019, 3:52 PM Get to know more about CADL Downtown Lansing's new head librarian. 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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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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Come Create with Us!

Posted May 8, 2019, 9:49 AM More than just a pretty picture, Art Tuesday's create an experience to remember. 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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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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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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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