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The Friends of the Ypsilanti District Library is a membership-based organization that raises more than $30,000 each year to support the library. The Friends’ support makes popular library programs possible such as the Summer Challenge, touring exhibits, and the library newsletter, The Loop.

The mission of the Friends of the Ypsilanti District Library is to stimulate community interest in the library, to provide financial assistance for the improvement of library services, and to work for the expansion of library facilities.

Friends of YDL Board 2018

Get involved

Anyone can become a Friend! Membership starts at just $10. Members get exclusive access to a preview night before each major book sale and are integral to supporting the library.

The Friends are always welcoming new volunteers. Sign up today to help with book sorting, sale prep, online sales, or become a book shop volunteer. We welcome you!

To join or volunteer for the Friends of YDL, please fill out the membership form and return it to any library. Membership may also be purchased at any weekend book sale, or by asking at a library desk.

Friends Activities

Friends Book Shop
Friends Book Shop & Sales
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Buy books, support the library!

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Volunteer at the Friends Book Shop
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Sell books, support the library!

Book Donations
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Donate books, support the library!

Friends of YDL Board

The Friends board meets on the last Monday of each month January-November. Meetings are held at 4pm in the YDL-Whittaker Board Room. Any Friends member is welcome to attend.

  • Marci Kinsey, President (2020)
  • Carole Pennington, Vice President (2020)
  • Robert Ferrett, Secretary (2019)
  • Penny Blodgett, Treasurer (2021)
  • Faye Barnes (2019)
  • Lucy Liggett (2019)
  • Mark Medos (2021)
  • Patty Gensemer Stein (2020)
  • Gail Lobbestael (2019)
  • Jane Nye (2021)