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 in the YDL-Whittaker Board Room, on the Second Floor. Meetings are typically held at 7pm on the fourth Monday of every month except July and December. Our Annual Meeting is also held in the YDL-Whittaker Board Room on the Second Floor.

For more information, please call 734-482-4110 x1368

Support the Friends of YDL

There are many ways to support the Friends of YDL, all of which support your library!

Friends of the Library 2015 Board

Carole Pennington

Term ends: January, 2017

Robert Ferrett

Term ends: January, 2016

Jane Nye

Term ends: January, 2018

Penny Blodgett

Term ends: January, 2018

Emmanuel Curry

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


2016 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 25, 7pm:  Annual Meeting
  • Monday, February 22, 7pm
  • Monday, March 28, 7pm
  • Monday, April 25, 7pm
  • Monday, May 23, 7pm
  • Monday, June 27, 7pm
  • No July meeting
  • Monday, August 22, 7pm
  • Monday, September 26, 7pm
  • Monday, October 24, 7pm
  • Monday, November 28, 7pm
  • No December meeting

2017 Meeting Schedule

  • Monday, January 23, 7:30pm: Annual Meeting
  • 2017 meeting schedule will be determined at the Annual Meeting

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