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September 1, 2017

September is library card sign-up month at CADL

Transform your school year with a library card, plus win giveaways

Lansing, MI – The value of today’s libraries goes beyond books. Libraries are leaders in their communities; a library card can help students of any age find what they need to learn and improve!

This September, Capital Area District Libraries is joining with the American Library Association and libraries nationwide for Library Card Sign-up Month, an initiative to make sure that every student has the most important school supply of all – a free library card.

A library card gives the youngest learners access to developmental support. Librarians play a key role in helping children develop the basic tools for school readiness by teaching the components of early literacy. As of 2010, children’s programs accounted for nearly two thirds of library programming, with more than 2.3 million children’s programs nationwide. Older students can also find tools for success at the library, where they can access high-speed Internet and digital tools, as well as working with trained professionals on how best to use these resources. Visit for these tools.

In addition to these benefits, CADL will be offering a Notebook Mate giveaway in support of Library Card Sign-up Month! The Notebook Mate consists of a school supply pouch, pencil, eraser, ruler and sharpener. One will be awarded for each patron who signs up for a library card in-branch while supplies last. During the same period, CADL will conduct a system-wide drawing to give all card holders a chance to win prizes like tickets to The Bodyguard at the Wharton Center, gift cards to Eastwood Towne Center and more.

A CADL card also provides access to services like OverDrive, a free eBook and audiobook collection, and hoopla digital, a large entertainment site full of movies, TV, music, books and comics. For professionals, gives access to high-quality online instructional videos by recognized industry experts on the latest software, creative, and business skills. Finally, CADL’s Library of Things allows cardholders to borrow practical, hands-on items like cameras, badminton sets and sewing machines to learn new skills, explore areas of interest, or help with everyday tasks.

For more information about how to sign up for a library card, visit a CADL branch or

Capital Area District Libraries has everything right here. CADL connects you to the information you need and the entertainment you love in formats that work for you. With 13 branches, a digital branch and a mobile library, the library is available day or night, whenever you need it. For information about hours, services or events, call 517-367-6300, or visit

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