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Category: Press Releases

NEH For All the World to See Virtual Tour

Published: December 22, 2020

The virtual tour and accompanying activities for the NEH For All the World to See exhibit are ready to explore!


Final Site Plan Approval

Published: December 17, 2020

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.



Published: September 24, 2020

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.


YDL to Expand TALK Program with Prestigious IMLS Grant

Published: July 27, 2020

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.



Published: July 23, 2020

The fine forgiveness initiative that the YDL Board approved last month has gone into affect!


Curbside Service Starts at Whittaker!

Published: June 29, 2020

Curbside service starts today (Monday, June 29) at Whittaker Road! This is the next step in our plan to phase in services and we couldn’t be more excited. Check out the details on how to use curbside and schedule your appointment at


YDL-Whittaker with rainbow
Engaging with YDL in light of the Coronavirus

Published: March 13, 2020

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.


Information on YDL-Michigan’s Closing on 3/4/2020

Published: March 4, 2020

We are set to reopen our downtown branch on Thursday, March 5.


YDL-Superior Closed

Published: January 18, 2020

Due to inclement weather, YDL-Superior is closed Saturday, January 18. All other YDL locations remain open.


Information on YDL-Michigan’s Closing

Published: October 17, 2019

Our Michigan Avenue location is closed after confirmed evidence of bed bugs. The library branch is scheduled to be inspected and treated on Friday, October 18.  We plan to reopen on Saturday, October 19.


YDL-Superior Closed Due to Power Outage

Published: June 26, 2019

All YDL locations are closed today, on Wednesday, January 30. The bookmobile will be off the road all week.


John Cotton Dana Library Public Relations Award
YDL’s TALK service recognized with John Cotton Dana Award

Published: May 16, 2019

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.


Teens Team Up to Fight Loneliness and Depression

Published: May 7, 2019

Joy Factor: Mind your Brain, organized by teens, for teens, with teen presenters will take place Friday, May 24, 6:00-9:00 pm at YDL-Michigan.


YDL-Whittaker has fully reopened!

Published: February 4, 2019

The Whittaker Road library has reopened! Beezy’s Library Café, the Power of Children exhibit, and the story room will be unavailable until further notice.


YDL-Whittaker CLOSED Until Monday Feb. 4

Published: February 1, 2019

YDL-Whittaker closed at 2pm Friday due to a burst water pipe. YDL-Michigan remains open until 6pm.


Library Millage Passes!

Published: November 2, 2018

Thank you, Voters! We are thrilled to announce that the Ypsilanti District Library’s 2018 millage request has been approved.


Jason Reynolds’ book Ghost featured in the Ypsi Family Read

Published: October 8, 2018

For more information contact: Jodi Krahnke Head of Youth Services 734-482-4110 x1304                                                                                                Starting this season the Ypsilanti District Library is bringing forth the “One Community, One Book” model to kids and families with the Ypsi Family Read. This new program is aimed at bringing the community together to encourage kids and families to …


Meet Our TEDxYDL Speakers

Published: September 17, 2018

Eleven local speakers will take the stage at TEDxYDL, presenting some of our community’s next big ideas in ten compelling 8-minute talks. TEDxYDL is organized by the Ypsilanti District Library and will take place at Riverside Art Center on Thursday, September 27 at 7 pm.


You’re Invited to our 150th Birthday Party!

Published: August 27, 2018

Celebrate 150 years of library service to the community with music, kids activities, history, and cake!


Bus in front of the Whittaker Road library
Ride the bus free on weekends this summer with your library card!

Published: June 15, 2018

Every Saturday and Sunday from June 16 to August 26, library cardholders can ride any of TheRide local fixed-route buses for free. Just show the driver your library card!