Transforming library service in Superior Township & Willow Run
On election night, when the Ypsilanti District Library’s millage passed with 67% of the vote, we cheered and celebrated—and we’re sure you did too! It’s an incredible finish to our 150th anniversary year, and an undeniable affirmation of the value of our library. Now we begin a new chapter in its history.
Thank you! Because of voters like you, our collection will include the latest books and movies, job-seekers will use updated technology to learn computer skills, and kids will enjoy enriching art, science, and writing programs along with free lunches in the summer.
Now, because of you, YDL will do something truly transformational—build a new, full-service library in an area where it’s desperately needed, and operate that library for decades to come.
“We keep track of all our reference questions. The #1 question we get asked is ‘how do I get on a computer.’ The second most common question is ‘when are you guys moving into a bigger space?’ Now I finally have an answer!”
– Mary Garboden, Superior Branch Manager
It’s hard to overstate the difference the new library will make in the MacArthur Boulevard and Willow Run communities. The current, tiny library is about the size of a two-car garage, but it has an out-sized impact on the surrounding neighborhood.
“The library is the best thing in this whole area. It’s the only thing we have for our kids. I know my kids can come here and play and be safe.” – Sentra, neighborhood resident and mother
The new library will have double the hours of the current location, 20 computers compared to the current 7, dedicated youth and teen areas instead of the current tiny, 50-square-foot kids’ corner, and a community room to host special programs these kids may otherwise never experience. Please consider a gift today to make the new library exciting and inviting for kids and teens.
With your help, this new library will have a lasting impact on local youth. Dedicated youth and teen computers, furniture, and books will invite kids to make the library their own, inspiring a lifelong love of learning and offering a safe, supportive place where they can achieve their dreams.
Please make checks payable to the Ypsilanti District Library and return to 5577 Whittaker Road, Ypsilanti MI 48197. Contributions are tax-deductible to the fullest extent of the law.
Yes! I want to support the new library.