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Ypsi Writes Summer Team

Published: August 5, 2020

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Have you been following our Summer Learning pages and noticed that each one has an Ypsi Writes prompt? Wondering who is behind the fun activities? Find out! SONIA KRAFTSON Sonia is a Master’s student studying interdisciplinary arts and creative writing at Eastern Michigan University. She has worked in many jobs, from shoe sales, to outdoor expedition leader, to Human Resources, to writing center GA. She loves the way writing prompts teach us about ourselves and reveal new ways of making sense of our stories. She loves to go for long runs and eat lemon ice to cool down. KELSEY HYDE …

Ypsi Farm and Garden Tour

Published: August 1, 2020

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Take a virtual tour of a few of Ypsi’s farms and educational gardens to see who’s growing local food!

Help for Caregivers

Published: July 31, 2020

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The Area Agency on Aging 1-B (AAA 1-B) has a new program to support family caregivers. Caregiver Coaching aims to smooth the way for family caregivers by providing them with a trained volunteer coach who can provide a listening ear, talk through care options, and provide access to resources the caregiver may need. Caregiver Coaching is free to family and informal caregivers (anyone who is caring for a spouse, sibling or other loved one). After the coach and caregiver are matched, they communicate by phone for a one-time consultation or ongoing support, at times that are convenient for the caregiver. …

Town Hall Anti-Racism Series: Self-Care, Community Care, and Reflection

Published: July 28, 2020

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Join YDL Storytme presenter Kristen Hamilton and Kekere Freedom School to learn about anti-racism.

YDL to Expand TALK Program with Prestigious IMLS Grant

Published: July 27, 2020

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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.

New Zealand

Published: July 27, 2020

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Join us on a trip to New Zealand for this week’s around the world stop.

Nigeria

Published: July 27, 2020

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This week we’re touring Brazil on our Around the World virtual vacation. Learn some capoeira and make happy art!

Teens Believe Black Lives Matter

Published: July 27, 2020

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Kitchen Science

Published: July 26, 2020

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Learn the difference between chemical and physical changes, then test your knowledge at this week’s Summer STEAM! Taste your experiments, too!

TinkerLab Supply Kit Form

Published: July 24, 2020

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Little Ones TinkerLab Supply Kits We have a limited number of supply kits for little ones to complete our summer TinkerLab programs. Sign up to reserve yours and make a curbside pickup plan. Name* First Last Which kits are you interested in picking up? Nature Scavenger Hunt Kit Shapes Kit Loose Parts/Trash-to-Treasure Kit Body Shadows and Outdoor Play Kit Where do you want to pick your kit up?*YDL-WhittakerYDL-MichiganDo you prefer a phone call or email?*Phone CallEmailPlease enter contact information below based on your answer.Email Phone