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.

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. 
Check out the top stories getting CADL members through the year.
Find and play all of our Digital Escape Room Challenges!
All summer long, CADL will be providing you with a chance to win a $50 Visa Gift Card by correctly answering a question about one of our virtual events.

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Upcoming Events

*Virtual Baking with Sweet Encounter--Banana Chocolate Chip Bread (Age 8 & up)

Sunday Apr 18, 2021 2:00pm - 3:00pm
All Locations
We're excited to welcome the owner of Sweet Encounter, Lansing's own gluten-free bakery. Bake along with Nikki Thompson Frazier to create delicious Banana Chocolate Chip Bread (either gluten-free or standard). Children will need adult supervision. *Registration required at 517-367-6312 or click on "Register." An ingredient/shopping list is available here. A few days before the session, you will be emailed a link to the live event. A few days before the session, you will be emailed a link to the live event, held on Microsoft Teams.  
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Take & Make Kits at CADL South Lansing (All ages)

Monday Apr 19, 2021 12:00am - 12:00am South Lansing Looking for fun crafts and activities to do at home? Every week CADL South Lansing will provide supplies and instructions for an activity or craft in a bag. Kits are available throughout the week during open hours, while supplies last. Call 517-272-9840 to arrange pickup, or request it as an "Add-on" at MyTime. Read More
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Staff Picks

Christine M. Recommends

Skulduggery Pleasant
This is the Irish response to the Harry Potter series, but with a darker sensibility and the sense of humor only the Irish have.  A 12 year old girl finds out that all the books that her uncle...
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Cassie V. Recommends

The Last Last-Day-of-Summer
Jump into this relatively new juvenile fiction series perfect for 8-12 year olds packed full of action and humor.  The Legendary Alston boys (cousins Otto and Sheed Alston) cause an extended last...
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