Interest: Book Lovers
Published: September 9, 2019
The Ypsi Family Read brings our entire community together around one book. This season’s pick, The Parker Inheritance by Varian Johnson, will come to life with a scavenger hunt that takes families on a trip through local history.
Published: September 5, 2019
September is Library Card Sign Up Month, and we’re giving out tickets to EMU football games to new card holders (while supplies last!)
Published: July 29, 2019
The author of more than 30 published novels, including NYT bestsellers and Oprah’s Book Club selections, will visit YDL on August 8, 2019!
Published: July 10, 2019
Cast your vote for the next Family Read book. After voting, use a special code to earn a badge in the Summer Challenge!
Published: June 12, 2019
Challenge your mind! This all-summer, all-ages game lets you win awesome prizes for reading, going to educational events, and exploring the Ypsilanti community.
Published: June 11, 2019
Each season we choose an Ypsi Family Read book we hope everyone will read. Then we end the season with a fun family party. With input from students at Erickson and Estabrook, we narrowed our list for the fall to five titles! Help us decide which book will be the Fall 2019 Family Read. Click the button to the right to tell us which books and celebration events sound the best to you. After you fill out the ballot, log the code BOOKBALLOT in the Summer Challenge Family Read Explore Challenge to earn a badge! Family Read Ballot The Parker …
Published: May 16, 2019
The Ypsilanti District Library has been awarded a John Cotton Dana Award, the most prestigious award of the American Library Association. The award recognizes YDL’s work on TALK: Text and Learn for Kindergarten, an early literacy text messaging service.
Basic grammar and reading tools and adapted reading material for English Language Learners.
Published: March 20, 2019
This season we read Lucky Broken Girl, the 2018 Pura Belpré award winner by local author Ruth Behar. In the book, Ruthie Mizrahi and her family have recently emigrated from Castro’s Cuba to New York City. Just when she’s finally beginning to gain confidence in her mastery of English – and enjoying her reign as her neighborhood’s hopscotch queen – a horrific car accident leaves her in a body cast and confined to her bed for a long recovery. As Ruthie’s world shrinks because of her inability to move, her powers of observation and her heart grow larger and she …
Thanks to the tireless work of Arab literature blogs and library blogs, we can offer you this list of picture books featuring Muslim children and their families. We hope these books will provide a deeper understanding of the Muslim American and global Muslim experience.