Support Your Library
Your gift matters to YDL and will help us fulfill the library’s mission “to enrich life, stimulate intellectual curiosity, foster literacy, and encourage an informed citizenry.”
Few organizations provide the broad array of resources and services found here at YDL – and all available free of charge. In 2012:
- 77% of our service population held a current library card,
- we offered 2,692 free programs to patrons of all ages,
- 42,000 people attended a library program,
- there were over 521,000 visits to our four locations, and
- 890,000 items were borrowed.
Cash is the most popular type of charitable gift given to the Library. Checks may be made out to the Ypsilanti District Library and mailed to 5577 Whittaker Road, Ypsilanti, MI 48197.
You can now charge gifts to YDL online. You may skip logging in with your library card number by clicking the green "Make a Donation" button.
Individuals may leave a lasting impact on YDL through estate planning. Planned gifts include bequests through estates or wills, charitable trusts, and annuities. Please contact the Library Director at (734) 482-4110 x1300 for further information.
Ypsilanti District Library Endowment Fund
A contribution to the Library’s Endowment Fund will ensure that YDL will continue to flourish for years to come. Make your donation online through the Ypsilanti Area Community Fund website. When making your gift, please designate the Ypsilanti District Library Fund in the Designation (Optional) box on the Network for Good site. Checks payable to the Ypsilanti District Library Endowment Fund can be mailed to the Ann Arbor Area Community Foundation located at 301 North Main, Suite 300, Ann Arbor, MI 48104.
Federal law provides for tax benefits made for charitable contributions to public libraries. Donations are tax-deductible to full extent of the law. For more information about the tax credit, see the Ann Arbor Community Foundation website.
Contributions of $1,000 or more are recognized on a donor wall located in the lobby of our Whittaker Road location. All donations are recognized in library publications unless the individual contributor wishes to remain anonymous.