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Zoe Doll
Diversifying Play by Diversifying the Toy Box

Published: November 30, 2021

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Today it is easier than ever to find toys that physically represent a wide range of human experience, from skin color to differences in mobility. Read on to find some of the resources and companies YDL staff use when choosing toys for kits and play spaces.

Support YDL this Giving Tuesday

Published: November 29, 2021

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Unleash your generosity! Giving Tuesday is a perfect time to support the Ypsilanti District Library’s Next Chapter Capital Campaign. Click below to learn more and to donate to the new Superior Library construction project (slated to open in 2022).  Support the Next Chapter Campaign Looking for more ways to support YDL? Make your shopping go farther If you shop at Amazon, or have a Kroger Plus Shopper’s Card, you can help YDL. Just register the Ypsilanti District Library as your charity of choice, and a portion of all eligible purchases through the AmazonSmile and Kroger Plus programs will support YDL …

Subscription Pack Feedback

Published: November 27, 2021

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Share your thoughts and experiences about the packs Do you have questions or comments about this month’s podcast? Want to share how you used the pack contents this month? Use the form below to upload an audio clip or photo! Name* First Email* Ask a question or share your thoughtsFileConsent* I agree that YDL can post my work on their website, social media, and podcast.

One Year of Ypsi Stories

Published: November 24, 2021

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It has officially been one year since the first episode of the Ypsi Stories podcast.

Grants boost Superior progress

Published: November 24, 2021

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This is part of a series of updates about the new YDL library being constructed on North Harris Road in Superior Township. Find more information and updates at YDL received word of two grant awards for specific features of the building. The Humane Society of the United States awarded YDL a $2,000 grant toward bird-friendly glass. The Children’s Foundation awarded the library $23,100 toward the new library’s kitchenette, making the free summer lunch program possible. To see the latest on the capital campaign, visit,     The construction team continues to make visible progress on the new library. The …

What’s Your Aesthetic?

Published: November 23, 2021

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Discover your personal aesthetic with online quizzes, and sign up for a teen supply pack full of items you can decorate to your own style.

Safe Spaces

Published: November 9, 2021

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It’s important to make space for yourself! Use the contents of the October pack or find resources on our webpage to help.

Beam raising at YDL-Superior
Steel Beams in Place

Published: November 2, 2021

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Construction crews are making exciting progress on the building structure. Steel arrived on October 13, and in the following weeks, the building has taken shape in a visible way. On November 1, project partners gathered for a beam signing ceremony before the placement of the final beam. It was a festive occasion to mark a major construction milestone. YDL has received the necessary permit to connect the sanitary sewer line to the County drain; our construction manager is in touch with the County’s Water Resources Commission to schedule that work. Other water work has been accomplished; the fire hydrant is …

Ypsi Stories Episode 12: Highland Cemetery – Place of Peace & Rest

Published: October 28, 2021

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Episode 12 of Ypsi Stories.