Volunteering

Volunteers at the Ypsilanti District Library provide an important service by assisting the library in its mission. “As a community resource, Ypsilanti District Library’s mission is to enrich life, stimulate intellectual curiosity, foster literacy, and encourage an informed citizenry.”

Young people interested in making a difference in the library may choose to become a VolunTeen. Others interested in assisting the Friends of the Ypsilanti District Library to raise funds to support the library may be drawn to helping sort donated books, work at the three-times a year book sale, or take a shift in the Friends Shop. Other adult volunteers may contact the Community Relations Coordinator to learn more about helping with:

  • Straightening book shelves and checking book order
  • Keeping the library tidy by picking up trash around the building or dusting
  • Greeting visitors on the Customer Service Desk and answering questions
  • Assisting with materials processing or program preparation
  • Other tasks as needed

We are looking for people willing to donate a few hours of their time on an ongoing basis. The library does not accept volunteers through any court-ordered program. By becoming a volunteer you help the library be a more effective service in the community.

For more information about becoming a volunteer at YDL, call 482-4110 x 1371.
 

Download the Volunteer Application form »

Potential teen volunteers (9th grade & up), please view the VolunTeen information»

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Tabula Rasa

By Downie, Ruth

Book

Downie continues her Roman Empire mystery series with this sixth offering starring Gaius Ruso and his wife Tilla.  In northern Britannia, a young British boy goes missing, and accusations fly that he was abducted by one of the soldiers.  Fans of historical mysteries wiill celebrate this new release, while newcomers will want to start at the beginning, with Medicus (2006), Terra Incognita (2008), Persona non Grata (2009), Caveat Emptor (2011), and Semper Fidelis (2013).