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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The Storied Life of A. J. Firky

By Gabrielle Zevin

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When his most prized possession, a rare collection of Poe poems, is stolen, bookstore owner A.J. Fikry begins isolating himself from his friends, family, and associates before receiving a mysterious package that compels him to remake his life.