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Road Trip Reads: Audiobook Recommendations for Teens


Road trips can be grueling for teens. For something exciting to listen to, and to prevent compulsive radio channel surfing, check out one of the following unique audiobooks, available on CD from CADL’s collection.

If I Stay by Gayle Foreman: Cello music plays an important role in this story, and also adds punch to the audiobook.

The Scorpio Races by Maggie Stiefvater: The two main characters in this story are presented by dual narrators in the audiobook version.

The Book Thief by Marcus Zusak: This story is littered with German words, which come across wonderfully in the book on CD.

Angus, Thongs and Full Frontal Snogging by Louise Rennison:  Not only is this story hilarious, the audio version is read with a British accent.

The Princess Diaries by Meg Cabot: This story is narrated by Anne Hathaway, who played Mia in the movie.

-Liz V., Youth Services Librarian and Meghan L., Library Clerk

Road Trip Reads: Audiobook Recommendations for Kids


As you prepare for your spring break road trips this year, consider listening to a great family friendly audiobook during your drive.  Listening to books sparks  your child’s imagination, and is also a great way to shake things up when you get tired of playing the license plate game.  CADL has audiobooks for patrons of all ages.  To get started, check out these child-friendly recommendations from CADL’s collection:

Inkheart by Cornelia Funke

Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone by J.K. Rowling

A Series of Unfortunate Events: The Bad Beginning by Lemony Snicket

The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe by C.S. Lewis

Charlotte’s Web by E.B. White

-Liz V., Youth Services Librarian

CADL is your Spring Break Destination | New + Happening


Spring Break Destination imageStaying home for spring break? Head to the library for family fun—beach towels optional! Many of our spring break events coincide with local schools’ spring break week, April 5 – 9.

Family Storytime
Themed stories, crafts, singing and dancing for the whole family. Our feature this month is Jonathan London’s “Froggy.”
DANSVILLE
Saturday, April 3 • 10:30 am

Easter EggsEaster Egg Hunt
Live animals and a special visit from Peter Cottontail, plus an annual egg hunt in the library. Bring a bag and be ready to start at 2:15 sharp!
DOWNTOWN LANSING
Saturday, April 3 • 2-3 pm

Ice Cream Social
Make a sundae and enjoy time with family and friends.
AURELIUS
Wednesday, April 7 • 6-7 pm

Drop-in Science Fun
FOSTER
Thursday, April 8 • 1-4 pm

Drop-in Board Game Fun
FOSTER
Friday, April 9 • 1-4 pm

Spring Break Table Top Art
Drop in any day to create a spring time crafts from materials we provide.
HASLETT
Monday, April 5-Friday, April 9 • 10 am-5:30 pm

Movie TicketsDrop- in Fun from 2-4 pm

SOUTH LANSING
Monday, April 5: A family-friendly movie
Tuesday, April 6: Family video games
Wednesday, April 7: Make & take crafts
Thursday, April 8: Teen & tween video games

Sprink Break Fun at 1 pm

WILLIAMSTON
Monday, April 5: A family-friendly movie
Tuesday, April 6: A family-friendly movie
Wednesday, April 7: Classic Rock Trivia and Wii Guitar Hero
Thursday, April 8: A family-friendly movie
Friday, April 9: A family-friendly movie

-Heidi G., Online Content/PR Coordinator @CADL