CADL celebrates 25 years of serving area communities

Before Capital Area District Libraries existed, the Ingham County Library System served nine local communities. The Lansing School District operated the Lansing Public Library System separately.

When the school district was unable to financially support the Lansing Public Library, a committee was formed to develop a regional library system. The city of Lansing and Ingham County formed CADL after voters approved an operational millage, with the library system opening in January 1998, according to Executive Director Scott Duimstra.

As the library system celebrates its 25th anniversary this year, CADL boasts 13 branches — Aurelius, Dansville, Lansing (the downtown, south Lansing and Foster branches), Haslett, Holt, Okemos, Leslie, Mason, Stockbridge, Webberville and Williamston, plus its mobile library.

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