Our rooms are available to reserve again! To avoid overbooking our available space, we ask that you please make a reservation to use a room.
As we observe the 20th anniversary of the 9/11 attacks and the loss of 2977 lives, this curated exhibition presents the history of 9/11, its origins, and its ongoing implications.
As YDL is committed to protecting the environment and its wildlife, we have pledged to make the new library bird-friendly.
September is National Library Card Sign-Up Month
What’s your pick out of these five books for the 2022 Family Read?
Thanks for making our $100,000 Young Family Challenge a success! For Phase 2 of our Next Chapter Campaign, help us double the size of our picture book collection for the new library.
Thanks to all your generous donations, we have reached our Young Family Challenge goal!
Learn more about the initiatives that YpsiWrites launched this summer.
The library’s Teen Advisory Group secured funding to expand their subscription pack project. Learn more!
Welcome back! Learn how and when YDL is reopening safely.
Get help using our digital collections, research tools, and more!
A new pilot project aims to make it easier to use food assistance benefits, like SNAP, to get fresh produce.
The Bookmobile back on the road starting April 21! Here are the details.
Fill in your ballot for YDL’s Oscar Awards contest!
In honor of March being Women’s History Month, we’re highlighting the women that built our local library.
Black History Month is every month at YDL! Check out some ways you can celebrate in 2021.
Tax Forms have arrived! Request yours at any of our locations.
Missing music time at the library with your children? Our friends with the Ann Arbor Symphony Orchestra have KinderConcerts videos!
The virtual tour and accompanying activities for the NEH For All the World to See exhibit are ready to explore!
At its meeting on December 16, the Superior Township Planning Commission approved the final site plan for the new library! Now our design work can be finalized and the construction can go out for bid.
To welcome patrons back to the library safely, YDL wants to install air purification systems at Whittaker Road and Michigan Avenue. Read on to learn more, and visit our Donate Page to contribute to the project.
We’ve got this year’s Family Read page packed with activities and thought exercises.
Introducing Creativebug, where you can watch thousands of arts and craft video classes taught by recognized design experts and artists.
In October, YDL will co-host a Wikipedia edit-a-thon of Ypsilanti and related pages. We want to engage our diverse community to paint a more complete picture within those articles.
Everyone has a voice in our community and government. Make sure yours is heard!
The Ypsilanti District Library, with the Library of Michigan and the Midwest Collaborative Library, will expand our early literacy text messaging service, TALK: Text and Learn for Kindergarten, to reach parents of children birth through five years old across Michigan and Indiana.
The fine forgiveness initiative that the YDL Board approved last month has gone into affect!
COVID may have changed some of our daily activities, but that doesn’t mean summer’s over! Read how you can cope with your local library.
We’re excited to resume operations at YDL, and we appreciate everyone’s patience and perseverance. We plan to gradually phase in our services in a way that keeps our community, patrons, and staff safe. Please read on for more information about what to expect as we re-open responsibly.
Ypsilanti District Library will close all of its locations beginning at 6 pm today (March 13) with a preliminary plan to reopen on April 14.
As COVID-19 ramps up in Michigan, the need for accurate information is critical.
Two great ways to support YDL by doing your regular shopping
2020 marks the start of a new decade, and the Census is upon us. Learn how to participate, what information you need, and where to take the Census.
Do you have a passion for writing that you would like to share with others? Volunteer at Ypsi Writes!
Gardens in Ypsilanti’s schools and libraries are are not just delicious–they’re also great educational tools.
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.
Thanks to grants from KidsGardening and the Library of Michigan, we’ll be expanding our salsa garden at YDL-Whittaker.
The YDL app available for Android and iPhone, allows you to manage your account, search the catalog, renew or reserve items, and download digital content.
The African American Authors Book Discussion Group are awarding book scholarships to area to graduating high school seniors from the Ypsilanti area.
Show support for YDL during #NationalLibraryWeek! Eat at Haab’s April 7, visit a special pop up book sale, and enjoy more special events.
Library card holders can buy discounted tickets to see the Detroit Red Wings at Little Caesars Arena.
This season’s Family Read selection, Lucky Broken Girl by Ruth Behar, is an unforgettable multicultural coming of age story.
Tell us what you want to see at your new library! Public input sessions are January 8 and 9, or give feedback online.
No matter what your goals are, the library can help you get started. We’ve listed a few unexpected ways the library might help you with your goals this year–and most of them won’t cost you a dime!
Looking for educational, durable toys to get for your little one this season? We’ve selected some favorites to help you out.
The Health Insurance Marketplace is open for enrollment through December 15, 2018. Staff from the Washtenaw Health Plan can help you find the right plan and apply.
Thank you, Voters! We are thrilled to announce that the Ypsilanti District Library’s 2018 millage request has been approved.
The Ypsilanti District Library is proposing building a new, full-service facility on Harris Road, between MacArthur Boulevard and Geddes Road. This new facility would replace the current, temporary library branch on MacArthur Boulevard.
Library resources help Najma educate her children at home.
Five candidates are running for four seats on the YDL Board of Trustees.
On the November 6 election ballot, the Library will request .7 mills of operating funds to support library operations across the district. Learn more!
A library volunteer for more than 40 years, Christine now shares the library with her grandchildren.
If you’ve attended a YDL program, you may have run into these library regulars.
Julie and her son David spent countless hours at the library growing his love of books–a love he now shares with his wife Cassaundra.
Celebrate your freedom to read with an interactive exhibit showcasing banned and challenged books.
The Ypsi Family Read brings kids and families together to read and celebrate a book! This season’s book is Ghost, by Jason Reynolds.
What’s America’s favorite novel? You’ll help decide from a list of 100 books as part of the PBS Great American Read. YDL was selected as one of 50 libraries across the U.S. to promote the Read!
Join us to celebrate the library’s 150th Anniversary.
In 1868 a group of enterprising women established what we now call the Ypsilanti District Library. There were 160 registered borrowers, a collection of 175 books, and a budget of $260. 150 years later, YDL remains a vital and vibrant information hub for our community!
Episode 11 of Ypsi Stories.
Hear chapter seven read aloud by a member of the Ann Arbor Roller Derby and write about what you need to play your favorite sport.
Hear chapter six read aloud by a member of the Ann Arbor Roller Derby and make a zine!
Hear chapter four read aloud by a member of the Ann Arbor Roller Derby and design your uniform!
Hear chapter three read aloud by a member of the Ann Arbor Roller Derby and create your roller derby name.
The Olympics are not over! The Paralympic Games begin on August 24 and run through September 5.
See what’s happening in the YDL-Whittaker Garden this week!
Learn how to build healthy habits with nutritional educator Sarah Stone.