CADL Cares

As a public service organization, CADL works to improve the lives of people in our communities by creating exceptional library service. Our CADL Cares initiative adds to this service by coordinating special collection events at our branches, and by giving staff members the opportunity to volunteer for local organizations. We have specifically sought partnerships that support education, health, and services for homeless and low-income residents.  

All through the year for example, CADL staff supports the Capital Area Literacy Coalition by donating $1 in exchange for wearing casual attire on Fridays.

Projects like these are selected and coordinated by a staff committee. If your organization would like to be considered for receiving support from CADL Cares, please contact Jolee Hamlin.  


Featured Projects:

Food Packs  

CADL has partnered with the Greater Lansing Food Bank  to help make food more accessible. Residents can pick up weekly food packs filled with items such as shelf-stable milk, fruit, vegetables, canned meals and more. There are no eligibility requirements. Food packs are available throughout the week at these participating branches during open hours: Downtown Lansing, Foster, and South Lansing. Packs will also be given out during regularly schedule Mobile Library stops.    

Toys for Tots 

For the month of November, we are proud to support the U.S. Marine Corps Reserve's Toys for Tots project by collecting new, unwrapped toys for children in our community. From Nov. 1–29, members are encouraged to bring toy donations to these participating branches during open hours: Aurelius, Dansville, Downtown Lansing, Foster, Haslett, Mason, Okemos and  South Lansing. Thank you for your generous support!