Overview

Family Literacy Calendar for K-1

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

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Blog Posts

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

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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!
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Don’t let library fines stop you from enjoying summer reading at Capital Area District Libraries! From June 1 through August 31, CADL cardholders under the age of 18 can join our Read Off Fines program to erase up to $10 of fines from their account.
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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!
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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.

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Upcoming Events

Homeschool Discoveries (Age 6 & up)

Monday Sep 23, 2019 2:30pm - 3:30pm Okemos Read and discuss fiction and nonfiction books, plus enjoy activities and projects. A play area for younger siblings is available. Read More

Drop-in Homework Help (Grades 1-8)

Monday Sep 23, 2019 5:00pm - 7:00pm Okemos Drop in on Mondays through Dec. 3 (skip Nov. 11) for free tutoring in general subjects, provided by students from MSU Community Learning Services.

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Staff Picks

Christine M. Recommends

Rocket and Groot: Stranded on Planet Strip Mall
Tom Angleberger is the BEST!  This book had me laughing from the first to the last page.  It is written as a conversation between Rocket, Groot, and the sparkly purple tape dispenser they...
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Katie S. Recommends

The Lost Books: The Scroll of Kings
This book is wonderful and hilarious - an imaginative take on what it means to be a librarian. I love the main character's determination and grit, his confidence and sense of self in the face of...
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