Family Literacy Calendar for K-1

See your child’s reading skills improve with a little practice every day. This calendar provides a daily activity idea related to an essential skill designed especially for children in kindergarten and first grade.


Grade Level Reading Lists

One of the most common questions from kids and parents is for recommendations based on grade level. Here are our recommendations for grades one through six. 

Homework Help K-6

Online tools to help tackle elementary school homework.

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Learning Tools

Learn a language, explore careers, practice tests and more.

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Blog Posts

CADL youth librarians are your partner in nurturing your love of reading.

The winners have been announced.
These new titles bring a fresh viewpoint to both historic events and contemporary life.
Join the celebration with reading and activities for your little ones. 
This year we’re introducing our very own year’s best list!

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Upcoming Events

Drop-in Homework Help (Grades 1-8)

Monday Jan 24, 2022 5:00pm - 6:30pm Okemos Drop in for free tutoring in general studies, available in a group setting from MSU students through the Center for Service Learning and Civic Engagement. Held on Mondays from Jan. 24-Feb. 28.    Read More

CADL Tales Live! Storytime (Ages up to 6)

Monday Jan 24, 2022 7:00pm - 7:30pm
All Locations
Join CADL staff on our Facebook page at 10:30 a.m. and 7 p.m. every Monday for live stories and songs to entertain the little ones, geared for ages up to six. See some of your favorite CADL storytime team members! This is a public page; you do not need a Facebook account to view it. 
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Staff Picks

Sam W. Recommends

Ophie's Ghosts
This was my first Justina Ireland book, and it did not disappoint. I was moved to tears both within the first couple of pages, and the story’s conclusion. The story follows a young girl, Ophie,...
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Annie G. Recommends

Prairie Lotus
Park tells the story of Hanna, a young girl in the 1880s, who is the daughter of a Chinese mother and a white father. Hanna and her father move to the Dakota Territory and this is the story of how...
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