2022 Holiday Highlights

GettyImages-157529226.jpgSeason's Greetings from CADL

With the holiday season right around the corner, we’d like to announce the return of a CADL tradition and an exciting, magical giveaway. We’re also bringing you holiday titles to enjoy by the fire, holiday deals in our surplus store and more. If you haven't already, make sure to check out our Digital Holiday Guide!

Christmas Eve Storytime

We’re thrilled to continue our holiday tradition of a Christmas Eve storytime, and we’ve partnered with even more radio stations to reach all our members. This year, tune into 99.1 WFMK or stream 99wfmk.com to hear “Twas the Night Before Christmas,” read by CADL Mason Librarian Lindsay Anderson. The show will air at 7 p.m. and will be rebroadcast at 8 p.m.

Additionally, a Spanish version of our holiday storytime featuring CADL Librarian Mari Garza will be available on WKAR’s “¿Qué Onda Michigan?” (“What’s Up Michigan?”) Podcast. The storytime will be released on Friday, Dec. 23 and will air on 870 AM/102.3 FM on Christmas Eve at 9:45 a.m. and Christmas Day at 8 a.m.

Special Showings on WILX 10

Not only are we partnering with radio stations to bring you holiday magic, but we’re also partnering with a television station. We’ve partnered with WILX Channel 10 to bring you special showings of "How the Grinch Stole Christmas" and "5 More Sleeps ‘Til Christmas" on Friday, Dec. 23 from 8-9 p.m. Plus, we’ll be doing holiday check-ins with some of your favorite CADL librarians.

Holiday Contest 


Our holiday festivities don’t end there. From Nov. 14-Dec. 4, *CADL members can enter to win two tickets aboard the North Pole Express. The historic locomotive departs from the Steam Railroading Institute of Owosso for a four and a half-hour excursion, which consists of a one-hour and 15-minute train ride each way and a two-hour layover in the Village of Ashely Country Christmas.

The winner will watch the magic unfold as they travel to the Village of Ashley Country Christmas at a table for two inside a vintage 1950s lounge car. They’ll be situated in the Pere Marquette Parlour, which offers its passengers panoramic views, holiday hor d’oeuvres, unlimited hot cocoa and more.

To enter the giveaway, email “HOLIDAY MAGIC” to connect@cadl.org by midnight on Sunday, Dec. 4. The winner will be announced on Monday, Dec. 5 and will receive tickets for the train ride on Sunday, Dec. 18 from 10 a.m.-2:30 p.m. *Limited to adults 18 and older. CADL employees and their immediate family members are not eligible to enter this contest.

Holiday Savings 

Doing your holiday shopping? Browse through our surplus store! Our surplus store offers great deals on quality previously used merchandise, including board games, electronics and more.

Featured Titles

We’re also here to help our members get into the holiday spirit, which is why we’ve compiled a collection of recommended holiday books, movies and music that are available in our catalog. Start enjoying the most wonderful time of year and browse through the titles below.