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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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Start Literacy Skills Early!

Posted Sep 13, 2019, 11:07 AM Storytimes at CADL incorporate early literacy practices 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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Literacy, Multilingualism and Education

Posted Sep 8, 2019, 2:42 PM The theme of this year's International Literacy Day is "Literacy and Multilingualism." To celebrate we sat down with Everett High School Japanese teacher Sensei Kelly to talk about literacy and language diversity in our area. 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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A Friendship Built to Last

Posted Aug 26, 2019, 10:35 AM The Friends of the Mason Library do many wonderful things for our branch, and for the community! 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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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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Reading and Responsibility with Youth CADL Cards

Posted Aug 13, 2019, 11:31 AM Did you know we have two different types of Kids CADL Cards? Find out more about both and discover if this is the year to get your child their own card. Read More

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The Library is the Best Addition to Your Schedule

Posted Aug 12, 2019, 12:24 PM With back-to-school on the horizon, many are finding themselves shifting into a new schedule to fulfill new goals. We can help. Read More

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The Power of Play

Posted Aug 12, 2019, 11:44 AM Not sure what playtime has to do with the library, or learning? Read on to find out. 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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Jim Bouton's Book Ball Four - A Home Run for Sports Writing

Posted Jul 31, 2019, 3:32 PM The legacy Jim Bouton left behind from his book Ball Four affected more than the world of sports writing, but greatly influenced the "tell-all" memoirs and stories that grace shelves across America today. 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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Changes

Posted Jul 29, 2019, 2:51 PM Change is scary and exciting. Change is energizing and exhausting. Change is necessary.  Changes is a great David Bowie song. 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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From Summer to School: Reading and Learning at the Library

Posted Jul 29, 2019, 10:55 AM With school season on the horizon and summer winding down, we're here to give a rundown of things to keep in mind from your local library! Read More

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Parents, We Salute You

Posted Jul 22, 2019, 11:55 AM Preparing your child for school can be difficult, and easier said than done. Library staff are here to help. Read More

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Readers Roundtable Episode 15: Food & Fun in July!

Posted Jul 19, 2019, 3:22 PM CADL Collection Development Specialists Jessica Trotter, Mari Garza, and Cheryl Lindemann discuss book with a strong food element. Read More

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Author Spotlight: Sarah Dessen

Posted Jul 15, 2019, 4:00 PM Have you ever experienced an author that feels as though you are going home? Read More

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Celebrate Women in Space & STEM

Posted Jul 15, 2019, 1:00 PM We're gearing up to celebrate the 50th anniversary of Apollo 11 - the first manned mission to land on the Moon! Although women have made significant contributions to STEM fields, much of what's been done has been overlooked, making many of these career paths seem unattainable to previous generations. In celebration of this historic anniversary and of women everywhere here is a list of titles celebrating women in STEM and space! Read More

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Partnership with MSU Class Provides Educational Experience

Posted Jul 13, 2019, 12:54 PM We had the unique opportunity to pose as a client for Michigan State University Professor Dr. Kononova’s Digital Analytics class as part of the MSU College of Communication Arts and Sciences. Read More

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Book Recommendations by Grade

Posted Jul 9, 2019, 11:05 AM Although kids's interests vary widely, some books can catch the interest of nearly any child in a grade. Here are some of those books. 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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CADL Williamston to Close for Renovations

Posted Jul 8, 2019, 1:36 PM CADL Williamston is closing for renovations. Find out what you can do to prepare. Read More

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Heather Goupil Announced as CADL Mason's Head Librarian

Posted Jul 5, 2019, 8:42 AM Get to know more about CADL Mason's new head librarian. Read More

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Natty Daddy Salsa – A Local Teen’s Business Adventure

Posted Jun 28, 2019, 12:54 PM If you’re like me, you’ve entertained the thought of starting your own business. Whatever your age, it’s entirely possible to have your own business – big or small! Find out how Natalie L. of Williamston became her own boss as a teen entrepreneur. 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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Deb Martens Receives Director's Award

Posted Jun 20, 2019, 3:24 PM I’m pleased to announce that the June Director’s Award was given to Deb Martens, library assistant at the Aurelius Branch. Read More

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We're Celebrating African-American Music Appreciation Month

Posted Jun 19, 2019, 10:19 AM Since June is African-American Music Appreciation Month, we're diving into the CADL collection to bring you a list of albums from a few extraordinary artists whose contributions to the world are revolutionary. Read More

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June is Audiobook Month!

Posted Jun 19, 2019, 8:11 AM Listening to audiobooks is a reading experience unlike any other. You can sit back and relax, or get up and get moving while your story is brought to life with vivid readings. Join the Reader's Roundtable crew and a special guest to hear about some great audiobooks! 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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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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Summer Reads

Posted May 23, 2019, 1:59 PM What’s better than a long lazy day with a great book? Summer and reading go together! Get started with these picks from Capital Area District Libraries, all available in multiple formats.  Read More

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Reading to "Jeopardy!" Success

Posted May 20, 2019, 2:12 PM You might be surprised where you can find out-of-this-world facts worthy of a “Jeopardy!” winner. Read More

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A Universe of Stories at the Reader's Roundtable

Posted May 13, 2019, 2:41 PM Mari and Jessica give a preview of CADL’s Summer Reading 2019 with titles that fit the “Universe of Stories” theme. Read More

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An Actual, Factual Black Hole!

Posted May 8, 2019, 10:15 AM History's been made with the first ever picture of a black hole! Celebrate this feat of science and quench your thirst for knowledge with CADL's many library services. Read More

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The One-Stop Celebration Shop

Posted May 8, 2019, 9:21 AM Whether you're looking for a new cause or just a reason to celebrate, CADL has you covered. Read More

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Sherri McConnell announced as CADL Stockbridge's Head Librarian

Posted May 6, 2019, 4:19 PM Learn more about Sherri McConnell, the new Stockbridge head librarian! 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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A Snapshot Through Time

Posted May 2, 2019, 1:41 PM Check out this throwback to photography in Lansing before the digital era, in honor of National Photography Month! Read More

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Add to your Summer of Fun with our Library of Things

Posted Apr 30, 2019, 8:35 AM Add to your summer of fun with outdoor games, cool toys and a GoPro action kit form CADL’s Library of Things collection. 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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Spring Cleaning made Easy(ish)

Posted Apr 24, 2019, 12:12 PM The sun is shining, the birds are singing, and you're... inside cleaning? As necessary tidying up is, it's no easy feat when the outdoors is so enticing. If you need a little help getting motivated or figuring out where to start, we've got you covered. 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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100th CADLcast Podcast

Posted Apr 22, 2019, 2:28 PM Jessica, Mari and Sherri talk about the titles we should all be excited about this spring! They start with a look at some of the great book-based picks coming to a screen near you and then dive into the spring book titles they've got their eyes on. Read More