Mission & Core Values
As a community resource, the Ypsilanti District Library's mission is to enrich life, stimulate intellectual curiosity, foster literacy, and encourage an informed citizenry.
- 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.
Dreamers and Deceivers: True Stories of the Heroes and Villains Who Made America
By Beck, Glenn
In his follow-up to Miracles and Massacres, Glenn Beck offers ten more true and quirky stories about US history, from Walt Disney's vision to the true story of Desi Arnaz and Lucille Ball.