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Recent Press Releases
Michigan Notable Authors visit YDL
This year, the Michigan Avenue branch is a stop on the 2023 Michigan Notable Books tour!
YDL receives $30,000 from Toyota to boost STEM learning
A $30,000 grant from Toyota will fund Project STEM@YDL which will bring more kits, activities, and talks from experts in the areas of science, technology, engineering, and math.
2023 Family Read brings virtual visit from national award-winning author
Lisa Yee, who has won multiple national awards for her writing, will pay a virtual visit in April to Ypsilanti as part of the 2023 Ypsilanti District Library Family Read activities.
Ypsilanti District Library Gets $30,000 Grant To Expand STEM Programming
April 25, 2023
The Ann Arbor Independent has a story about our STEM grant from Toyota.
See aerial photos of human chain moving 2K+ books to new Ypsilanti-area library
October 11, 2022
MLive has aerial shots and statistics from our Book Brigade!
Interactive mural planned for new Superior Township library
October 10, 2022
MLive covers the ambitions new mural project with Yen Azzaro at the new Superior Building.
Community unites around new Superior Township library, helps it move 1 book at a time
October 9, 2022
The Detroit Free Press has a recap of our Book Brigade.
New Ypsilanti District Library branch forming "book brigade"
October 7, 2022
WEMU covers our Book Brigade ahead of the event.
Superior branch of Ypsilanti District Library hosts book brigade on Oct. 8
October 7, 2022
The Eastern Echo writes about our Book Brigade ahead of the event.
Ypsi District Library preps new branch, expanded programs for women and girls
August 17, 2022
Concentrate covers our new branch, including the Knight grant, which funded expanded programs for women and girls, along with our strategic plan update
NO MORE FINES, LOTS MORE LIBRARY! YPSILANTI DISTRICT LIBRARY ELIMINATING OVERDUE FINES
June 20, 2022
Fresh Coast Perspective covers our fine-free initiative.
Ypsilanti District Library eliminates late fees starting June 1
The Eastern Echo covers our decision to eliminate overdue fines.
To Encourage Equity And Inclusion, Ypsilanti District Library Eliminates Fines
The Ann Arbor Independent covers our decision to eliminate overdue fines.
Turn in that overdue book. Late fees no longer apply at Ypsilanti library
MLive covers our decision to eliminate overdue fines.
Ypsilanti District Library ends late fees
WEMU covers our decision to eliminate overdue fines.
Ypsilanti District Library eliminates late fines, removes existing overdue balances
Fox 2 Detroit covers our decision to eliminate overdue fines.
500-packet donation helps reinstate seed library in Ypsilanti
May 12, 2022
MLive covers YDL’s Seed Library and a generous donation we received.
Ypsilanti District Library's Bookmobile returns to neighborhoods
November 15, 2021
The Eastern Echo covers Bookmobile’s return to the road after extended maintenence.
Plagued by COVID delays and ‘skyrocketing’ costs, Ypsilanti District Library’s new branch forges ahead
October 9, 2021
MLive covers the journey of the new Superior Library Branch.
YDL's Teen Advisory Group wins $24,000 grant to expand teen subscription pack program
July 14, 2021
On the Ground Ypsi covers the $24,000 grant YDL’s TAG teens received from Generator Z.
Groundbreaking ceremony will usher in Ypsilanti District Library’s new branch building
March 3, 2021
MLive covers YDL’s New Superior Groundbreaking Celebration.
Ypsilanti District Library to break ground on new Superior Township branch
March 3, 2021
Fresh Coast Perspective covers the upcoming Superior Groundbreaking Celebration.
Patrons share their Ypsilanti District Library stories on the library's 150th birthday
September 12, 2018
Ypsi seeks to expand access to solar power through Department of Energy challenge
March 21, 2018
Women’s History Month: Establishing Libraries In Ypsilanti And Washtenaw County
March 13, 2018
Washtenaw County sheriff to speak on interaction with immigrants
March 6, 2018
Recent Staff Publications
Submission in Teaching/Writing: The Journal of Writing Teacher Education
In the latest issue of Teaching/Writing: The Journal of Writing Teacher Education, Catherine Calabro Cavin from 826michigan, Cathy Fleischer and Ann Blakeslee, from Eastern Michigan University and Mary Garboden from YDL talk about how they created and sustain YpsiWrites, a community writing center that supports youth and adults.