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.

Join us for our Summer Reading Challenge.
Join us for a celebration of reading.
Mari is joined at the mic by special guest Lynn Harper, Branch Head at CADL Dansville, to take a look back at the titles they're excited about.
June 1–Aug. 6, 2022
Join the celebration with reading and activities for your little ones. 

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Upcoming Events

After School Gaming (Ages 8 & up)

Friday Feb 23, 2024 4:30pm - 6:00pm Foster Get your game on with fellow Minecrafters and Nintendo Switch gamers in these after-school events at Foster Labs. Younger kids are welcome with adult supervision. Read More

Valentine's Day Coloring Contest (Ages up to 18)

Saturday Feb 24, 2024 12:00am - 12:00am Okemos We are having a coloring contest to celebrate Valentine's Day! There are 3 age groups for the competition: ages 3-5, ages 6-11, and ages 12-18. Starting February 3, pick up a coloring page. Coloring pages must be returned to Okemos by February 29. Voting will be done by library staff and winners will be notified by March 9th. Prizes for each age group. Read More
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Staff Picks

Tina G. Recommends

Good Different
This book truly helped me understand what it feels like to be on the autism spectrum. The difficulties and the joys. I taught for 30 years and was blessed with many children on the autism spectrum, I...
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Christine M. Recommends

The Marvellers
I love New Orleans, other cultures, and fantasy novels.  This book took me to a whole new place: a world where there is a whole group of people who can do magic specific to their cultures, and...
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