Summer Reading

Summer Library Program 2015: Read Around Ypsi


Sign-up begins on Saturday, June 13. Prize drawings on Sunday, August 16.

Readers of all ages are invited to join the Ypsilanti District Library (YDL) in exploring the great things our local area has to offer! Sign up at any YDL location beginning June 13.


For little ones:
Pick up a reading log at any library location with lots of fun activities that parents and children can do together to build literacy skills. Complete all the activities and attend library storytimes to win!

For kids:
Children 12 and under can earn prizes for the number of minutes they spend reading or listening to books. Prizes include passes to Rutherford Pool, Dairy Queen ice cream, and a free new book!

For Teens:
Track your summer reading and learning to earn points toward your Summer Reading goal. More points equals more prizes! Log your progress and get more details at

For Adults:
Adults who read or listen to eight books this summer will receive a gift for finishing. Visit a local cultural event, attend a library program, or check out a museum or park to count as one of your eight books! Adults, click here to log your progress online»

For Everyone:
Snap a selfie of you reading a great book in your favorite place around town, or a book "shelfie" of some of your favorite reads, and share it on Facebook, Twitter, or Instagram with the hashtag #ReadAroundYpsi! The library will be sharing these photos all summer long. 

(Please note that using the #ReadAroundYpsi hashtag gives the library permission to repost your photo.)

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Just In

Delicious foods : a novelBy Hannaham, James

Hannaham’s book is the engrossing story of a Southern family’s disintegration after the death of husband and father, Nat Hardison. It is narrated by Eddie, the couple’s son, as well as an unusual inanimate character named Scotty, and Eddie’s mother, Darlene, absent both emotionally and physically during much of his childhood, unable to cope with the intense emotional burden, local injustice, and overwhelming grief she experiences when Nat is murdered. Eleven year-old Eddie spends a lot of time with his widowed Aunt Bethella, but at one point he decides to try to find his absent mother. Boldly navigating the seedy underbelly of the streets, Eddie’s path leads him to the horrible prison-like agricultural farming enterprise called Delicious Foods, from which he barely escapes with his life. A bold, harrowing story told with amazing love and respect for its characters.

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