Mission & Core Values

Mission Statement

As a community resource, the Ypsilanti District Library's mission is to enrich life, stimulate intellectual curiosity, foster literacy, and encourage an informed citizenry.

Core Values
  • Public Trust: We commit to being fiscally responsible with public resources, to protecting patron confidentiality, and to providing safe, well-maintained and accessible facilities.
  • Equal Access: We believe in equal access to all YDL resources.
  • Diversity: We are committed to reflecting the diversity of our community through our collections, services and staff.
  • Excellent Service: We commit to excellent service by providing accurate and reliable information in a respectful interaction between well-trained, friendly and efficient staff and all members of our community.
  • Outreach and Partnership: We will actively develop partnerships and joint activities with community groups to further the YDL mission.
  • Idea Gathering Place: As an idea-gathering place, the library promotes the democratic ideals of intellectual freedom by providing or a free exchange of information and ideas from a wide variety of viewpoints.
     

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Steadfast Heart

By Peterson, Tracie

Book

Tracie Peterson opens a new series called Brides of Seattle.  "Despite her spoiled upbringing, twenty-year-old Lenore Fulcher isn't pretentious.  She simply believes a marriage should be build on true love.  Her father, however, thinks she's wasted enough time searching for the perfect husband.  He wants to marry her off to one of his business partners -- who is seventeen years her senior -- an idea that is out of the question for Lenore"