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Coming Soon & Spring Roundup

Posted Apr 22, 2019, 12:39 PM Have you listened to our Readers Roundtable Podcast? Check out all the great title picks by librarians Mari, Jessica and Sherri. Read More

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Spring has Sprung, and so have the Gardens!

Posted Apr 16, 2019, 4:10 PM Find two of Downtown Lansing Head Librarian's favorite gardening books now that Spring is in the air! Read More

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2019 Michael Printz Honor Awards

Posted Apr 9, 2019, 11:11 AM Four powerful books have been awarded by the American Library Association. This year, they all feature young female protagonists struggling to overcome obstacles and move toward a surer sense of identity and self-worth. 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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Paul Crandall to Retire as CADL Stockbridge's Head Librarian

Posted Apr 3, 2019, 1:08 PM Wishing CADL Stockbridge Head Librarian Paul Crandall well as he prepares for retirement. Read More

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What’s So Great About Storytime at the Library?

Posted Apr 1, 2019, 5:02 PM Plenty of great things happen when you spend time reading with a child. From school readiness to increased imagination, story time is time well spent. 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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Escape room is big hit in Williamston

Posted Mar 28, 2019, 10:07 PM Young wizards recently apparated to Capital Area District Libraries’ Williamston branch for a magical adventure—our first ever Harry Potter Escape Room! Read More

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What's a Michigan Activity Pass?

Posted Mar 28, 2019, 9:52 PM CADL members can get free or discounted admission to destinations like the Great Lakes Children’s Museum in Traverse City. Read More

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April is a busy time at Foster

Posted Mar 28, 2019, 9:32 PM So it’s good-bye to “March is Reading Month” and hello to April. Check out what we have planned for you and your family this month. Read More

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Michigan Authors

Posted Mar 20, 2019, 12:42 PM Michigan doesn’t get enough credit for how many fabulous children’s authors we have! 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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Library Collaborations Promote Literacy

Posted Mar 14, 2019, 11:22 AM While libraries are always working to promote literacy, those efforts are getting a little extra push at CADL Stockbridge this spring. Read More

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Mason Library Feasibility Study

Posted Mar 7, 2019, 2:20 PM We have partnered with the City of Mason to conduct a feasibility study, to gain a scope of what improvements can be made to the library to enhance the patron experience and sustain services into the future. 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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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