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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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Problem Solving is Good! Gaming is Good!

Posted Feb 15, 2019, 4:37 PM In this age of electronics, many parents worry that their children have checked out of society. Hours seem to be spent glued to a screen, and interaction with live people becomes a low priority. Then someone tells you, “Games can be educational,” and all you can think is “Really?!” Trust me, the right games can be educational in ways that you would never expect. Read More

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Introduce your child to early literacy skills

Posted Feb 15, 2019, 4:20 PM Storytimes are a great way for children to have fun while learning early literacy skills Read More

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Winter is for the Birds!

Posted Feb 14, 2019, 12:10 PM February is National Bird Feeding Month and with the blustery weather Michigan has faced recently, it is easy to understand that our feather friends may need some help finding food! 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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Denelle Hobbs Receives Director's Award

Posted Feb 4, 2019, 3:58 PM I’m pleased to announce that the Director’s Award for January was given to Mobile Library Clerk Denelle Hobbs. 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

Celebrate Black History Month

Posted Jan 24, 2019, 9:43 PM CADL Downtown Lansing is celebrating Black History Month with a theme of ‘Black Migrations.’ Read More

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Find useful, free information at CADL.

Posted Jan 17, 2019, 4:12 PM The Downtown Lansing branch of Capital Area District Libraries will continue to carry tax forms for the convenience of residents. 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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Libraries bring knowledge to the community

Posted Jan 9, 2019, 11:06 AM Libraries offer many opportunities and resources that bring knowledge to the community. Through programs, technology, movies, music, and books, they connect people to new ideas. 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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An American Way with Words

Posted Jan 4, 2019, 10:55 AM Many media outlets create year-end lists of favorites that cover a range of current events and popular culture. I especially enjoy the lists that highlight words and their usage. Read More

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Aurelius Unveils Eileen Droscha Room

Posted Dec 27, 2018, 9:18 AM When former Aurelius Head Librarian Eileen Droscha passed away last year, we wanted to honor her memory in a special way. 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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Enjoy our Holiday Titles

Posted Dec 18, 2018, 12:00 PM If you didn’t quite get to those holiday movies or music CDS before the big day arrives, it’s not too late. Read More

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Morgan Doherty Receives Director's Award

Posted Dec 18, 2018, 9:11 AM Morgan Doherty, Public Services Librarian at CADL Downtown Lansing receives Director's Award for December. Read More

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CADL Williamston staff chose their favorite checkouts from 2018

Posted Dec 13, 2018, 1:28 PM It’s the end of the year—time for an end-of-the-year list! Here are some favorite 2018 checkouts from the staff at CADL Williamston. Read More

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Embrace the Mess

Posted Dec 12, 2018, 3:56 PM When I was five years old I became obsessed with making paper bag puppets. Projects like this may seem wasteful, needlessly messy or overly simple, but there are countless benefits to such open-ended activities: Read More

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Cosplay it Cool

Posted Dec 12, 2018, 3:41 PM Cosplay has been gaining popularity over the years, and it’s no surprise – who wouldn’t want to treat every day like Halloween? 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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Make Holiday Shopping Easier with Consumer Reports!

Posted Nov 27, 2018, 5:57 AM The holidays are upon us, believe it or not! As you prepare for the hectic holiday shopping season, let the library help you out with access to our Consumer Reports database. Read More

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The Celebration Keeps Going

Posted Sep 7, 2018, 9:59 AM Capital Area District Libraries is celebrating 20 years as a library system. Now the residents in our service area have added to the excitement by passing our millage renewal by 71%! Our heartfelt thanks goes out to everyone who helped spread the word and who came out to vote. That level of support tells us that people love their libraries and appreciate the value we add to their communities. 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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Back-to-school Resources

Posted Sep 4, 2018, 10:06 AM As school starts, I want to share some helpful and free resources that Capital Area District Libraries offers to students. Read More

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The Most Important Back to School Supply

Posted Sep 4, 2018, 10:03 AM Back to school time has quickly crept up on us. While you’re busily acquiring supplies for your child, college kid, or yourself, make sure to add another item to the list—a library card! It’s the coolest card you can own. Read More

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August is National Water Quality Month

Posted Aug 23, 2018, 11:51 AM Check out the best books and films about water quality, taken from our CADL's Reader's Advisory Newsletter. Read More

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Your Summer Party - Ft. CADL Digital Downloads

Posted Aug 23, 2018, 10:21 AM Summer is the perfect opportunity for that quintessential feature of warm weather entertainment - The Barbeque. 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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The Slow Art of Browsing

Posted Aug 20, 2018, 9:53 AM With many of us relying increasingly on fast connections, experiences that slow us down are harder to come by. Read More

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Photo Caption Contest

Posted Aug 17, 2018, 10:27 AM Win a pair of brunch/tour tickets to the Historical Society of Greater Lansing's fall Moores River Drive walking tour on Sunday, September 16, 2018. All you have to do is submit a humorous caption to this photo from our collections. Read More

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The History of You

Posted Aug 17, 2018, 10:15 AM Soon after beginning my new adventure at the Leslie branch of Capital Area District Libraries, I quickly discovered that the Leslie community is passionate about two things—history and family. I share these passions, both for my own family and for family history. Read More

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Book vs. Movie

Posted Aug 17, 2018, 10:09 AM It is an age old question. Which is better? The book or the movie? Our collection here at the library can help you explore just this question, and let you choose for yourself. Read More

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Going Through Cycles

Posted Aug 15, 2018, 10:18 AM Although most people don’t think “librarian” when they think of active lifestyles, I have managed to work some fitness routines in during my work day. It helps that my office is on the third floor of the Downtown Lansing branch, so a quick workout is always just a flight of stairs away. Read More

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Musical Sensation BTS

Posted Aug 14, 2018, 10:59 AM Have you heard of BTS? If not – well, let me tell you about the Pop/Hip-hop sensation from South Korea that is taking the world by storm! Read More

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CADLBug Had a Very Busy July!

Posted Aug 14, 2018, 10:11 AM When we last left our intrepid explorer, CADLbug was resting in an historical cache in Minnesota. Read More

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Acknowledging the Past While Moving Forward

Posted Aug 13, 2018, 4:44 PM As I’m out driving or cycling around, I enjoy watching the changing landscape. A significant change this summer has been the demolition of the old middle school to make way for the new Dansville High School. Read More

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Not Just for Readers

Posted Aug 13, 2018, 10:04 AM In 2018, more than 700 participants were registered for the pre-reader program. We at CADL hope to grow this number in the future so that even more of our youngest patrons gain the tools they need to become super readers. Read More

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Capital Area District Libraries is committed to Building Readers!

Posted Aug 9, 2018, 10:12 AM Ask yourself: How do you advocate for literacy in your sphere of influence? 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