March is Reading Month. Capital Area District Libraries is celebrating with opportunities to curl up with a good book through its mobile library. CADL also invites families to play along with StoryWalks, watch CADLtales and more.
Here are some of the things CADL is doing:
CADLtales: This is a new show for kids that airs on 9:30 a.m. every Wednesday on WLAJ and features CADL staff. You can learn the five early literacy skill practices: talking, reading, writing, singing and playing.
See a show segment here.
StoryWalks: StoryWalk encourages families to enjoy reading and the outdoors by posting a children’s book – a page or two at a time – at intervals in a park, hiking trail or other outdoor site. There are nine StoryWalks across Ingham County including placement in the Michigan State University Children’s Gardens and Fenner Park. There are more coming in 2020.
Connections in Corrections: CADL’s Connections in Corrections project encourages inmates to record themselves reading a children’s book. A copy of the book and a CD of the reading are then sent to their children or grandchildren. The goal is to help address the generational impact of incarceration on literacy.
Mobile library: This service allows CADL to take library service to families that aren’t able to visit their branches. Usage for the mobile library is among the highest in the state.
Capital Area One Book: This is a project that encourages the community to read and discuss a featured title, then attend an event featuring the author. CADL is partnering with Lansing Community College and the Delta Township Library on this project, which begins in March.
Capital Area District Libraries also is focusing efforts to support families impacted by Michigan’s new third grade law. The law requires schools to identify learners who are struggling with reading and writing and to provide additional help.
For more information, visit cadl.org.
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