Planning for our Community
A Message from the Director
The Ypsilanti District Library’s three-year Strategic Plan 2011 – 2014 represents another milestone in the Library’s strategic planning process. This plan builds on the goals achieved through the implementation of the library’s 2007 – 2010 Strategic Plan. In that earlier plan, we successfully strengthened the excellent library services that our community has come to expect. This was accomplished through the creation of a website which acts as YDL’s “virtual branch,” the expansion of service hours, the opening of Primo’s Coffee Shop at YDL-Whittaker Road, the installation of after-hours lockers which offer patrons convenient pick-up of library materials, and the establishing an interim library location in Superior Township.
The planning process for 2011- 2014 has a strong internal focus which will assure that the Library remain current and relevant for our patrons. Comprehensive capital and maintenance plans for library buildings, an aggressive technology plan, and a fund development plan will help us continue to be good stewards of public resources in a time of challenging economic times.
As always, we appreciate our patrons who support us and challenge us to be a vital and innovative resource for the Ypsilanti community!
Ypsilanti District Library
The Bully Pulpit
Focusing on the broken friendship between Teddy Roosevelt and his chosen successor, William Howard Taft, revisits the Progressive Era during which Roosevelt wielded the Bully Pulpit to challenge and triumph over abusive monopolies, political bosses, and corrupt money brokers only to see it compromised by Taft.