Friends of the Library

YDL's Friends of the Library group supports YDL through fundraising and other volunteer activities. The Friends Shop, which is located on the first floor at YDL-Whittaker, stocks new and gently used books. The Friends group also stocks a self-service Book Nook at YDL-Michigan with a small selection of new and gently used books. If you have questions or are interested in volunteering in the Friends Shop, please email us.

Mission of Friends of the Ypsilanti District Library:

  • Provide financial and other assistance for the improvement of library services
  • Stimulate community interest in the library
  • Work for the expansion and improvement of library facilities

The group's meetings are held at 7 pm on the fourth Monday of every month at the YDL-Whittaker Board Room, Second Floor. Our Annual Meeting is also held in the YDL-Whittaker Board Room, Second Floor.

For more information, please call 482-4110, x1368

Friends of the Library 2015 Board

 
Carole Pennington

President
Term ends: January, 2017

Robert Ferrett

Vice-President
Term ends: January, 2016

Jane Nye

Secretary
Term ends: January, 2018

Penny Blodgett

Treasurer
Term ends: January, 2018

Emmanuel Curry

Treasurer
Term ends: January, 2017

Faye Barnes

Board Member
Term ends: January, 2016

Lucy Liggett

Board Member
Term ends: January, 2016

Kevin Lundquist

Board Member
Term ends: January, 2018

Mary Skiver

Board Member
Term ends: January, 2016

Joyce Wooden

Board Member
Term ends: January, 2017

 

2015 Meeting Schedule

Meetings are held in the board room at YDL-Whittaker, 5577 Whittaker Road. All meetings are open to the public and anyone is invited to attend.

  • Monday, January 26, 7pm:  Annual Meeting
  • Monday, February 23, 7pm
  • Monday, March 23, 7pm
  • Monday, April 27, 7pm
  • Monday, May 18, 7pm
  • Monday, June 22, 7pm
  • No July meeting
  • Monday, August 24, 7pm
  • Monday, September 28, 7pm
  • Monday, October 26, 7pm
  • Monday, November 23, 7pm
  • No December meeting

2016 Meeting Schedule

  • Monday, January 26: Annual Meeting
  • other meetings TBD

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Delicious foods : a novelBy Hannaham, James

Hannaham’s book is the engrossing story of a Southern family’s disintegration after the death of husband and father, Nat Hardison. It is narrated by Eddie, the couple’s son, as well as an unusual inanimate character named Scotty, and Eddie’s mother, Darlene, absent both emotionally and physically during much of his childhood, unable to cope with the intense emotional burden, local injustice, and overwhelming grief she experiences when Nat is murdered. Eleven year-old Eddie spends a lot of time with his widowed Aunt Bethella, but at one point he decides to try to find his absent mother. Boldly navigating the seedy underbelly of the streets, Eddie’s path leads him to the horrible prison-like agricultural farming enterprise called Delicious Foods, from which he barely escapes with his life. A bold, harrowing story told with amazing love and respect for its characters.

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