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Roller Girl

Hear members of the A2RD league read chapters of Roller Girl, the Newbery Award winning graphic novel by Victoria Jamieson, and get short skating lessons and safety tips.

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Roller Girl: Chapter One

Published: September 5, 2020

Hear chapter one of Roller Girl, get some skating tips, and make a friendship bracelet!

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Look Both Ways

Published: September 5, 2020

The Ypsi Family Read brings our entire community together around one book. This season’s pick is Look Both Ways by Jason Reynolds.

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We can help you browse with Hand-Picked for You!

Published: August 17, 2020

Make a special request for up to 10 items, based on any subject, author/director, or age group. Chose from DVDs, books, audiobooks, and music.

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Reading, Learning, and Exploring in Ypsi

Published: August 12, 2020

We’ve missed seeing you at the library this summer. Virtual programming just isn’t as fun. But we’re so happy to get a glimpse into what Summer Challenge players are reading, learning, and doing around town this summer! Scroll down to see what others are doing and get ideas about how to spend the rest of August. SUMMER CHALLENGE 2020 FLICKR ALBUM READING AND LISTENING VISITING LITTLE FREE LIBRARIES We are happy to see kids with books at the library, even if they are outside the building at our Little Free Libraries. See YDL’s Little Free Libraries, plus a few more …

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Hand-Picked for You!

Let library staff pick out some great new titles for you.

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Town Hall Anti-Racism Series: Self-Care, Community Care, and Reflection

Published: July 28, 2020

Join YDL Storytme presenter Kristen Hamilton and Kekere Freedom School to learn about anti-racism.

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How to Cope with COVID During the Summer

Published: July 23, 2020

COVID may have changed some of our daily activities, but that doesn’t mean summer’s over! Read how you can cope with your local library.

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Town Hall Anti-Racism Series: Community Transformation and Uplifting the Voices of Young People

Published: July 22, 2020

Join YDL Storytme presenter Kristen Hamilton and Kekere Freedom School to learn about anti-racism.

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Help Pick the Fall 2020 Family Read Book

Published: July 21, 2020

Each season we choose an Ypsi Family Read book we hope everyone will read. This year we don’t yet know if it will be safe to have an in-person celebration, but if not, be sure we’ll provide plenty of fun, hands-on activity ideas you can engage in as a family from home to prompt conversations. And watch for more Zoom Family Town Halls like the one we’re having August 1 and maybe a virtual author visit depending on the book you help choose!Based on current events, social justice, and our desire to share the latest fiction from a diverse group …

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Town Hall Anti-Racism Series: Youth Empowerment and Radical Imagination

Published: July 13, 2020

Join YDL Storytme presenter Kristen Hamilton and Kekere Freedom School to learn about anti-racism.

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Graphic Novels for Kids and Teens by BIPOC Authors

KIDS Akissi Abouet, Marguerite, 1971- Find in catalog Crossover Alexander, Kwame author. Find in catalog Lowriders in Space Camper, Cathy Find in catalog Pashmina Chanani, Nidhi Find in catalog New Kid Craft, Jerry author, illustrator. Find in catalog Sci-Fu Mercado, Yehudi Find in catalog TEENS Aya of Yop City Abouet, Marguerite, 1971- Find in catalog I Am Enough Byers, Grace, author. Shares a story of loving who you are, respecting others and being kind to one another. Find in catalog Kindred Duffy, Damian Find in catalog Bingo Love Franklin, Tee Find in catalog March: Book One Lewis, John, 1940 February …

Town Hall Anti-Racism Series: The Power of Stories

Published: July 8, 2020

Join YDL Storytme presenter Kristen Hamilton and Kekere Freedom School to learn about anti-racism.

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Anti-Racism Book List for Adults

Published: June 4, 2020

The following books are available through YDL’s digital collections:Abu-Jamal, Mumia | Have Black Lives Ever Mattered? ebook on HooplaAlexander, Michelle | The New Jim Crowebook on HooplaAnderson, William & Zoe Samudzi | As Black as Resistance: Finding the Conditions for Liberationebook on HooplaCoates, Ta-Nehisi | Between the World and Meebook and eaudio on OverdriveDavis, Angela | Freedom is a Constant Struggle: Ferguson, Palestine, and the Foundations of a Movementeaudio on Hoopla, ebook on OverdriveDiAngelo, Robin | White Fragility: Why it’s So Hard for White People to Talk About Racismebook & eaudio on OverdriveDunbar-Ortiz, Roxanne | An Indigenous Peoples’ History of …

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Get Ready for the Summer Challenge!

Published: June 1, 2020

We’ll miss our kickoff celebration at the library, but a quarantine can’t stop the Summer Challenge! Join us to read, explore, have fun, and earn prizes!

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Summer Challenge

Read, Learn, Explore

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Capstone Interactive eBooks

Access interactive eBooks for kids on different subjects, genres, and reading levels.  Login is “continue” and the password is “reading.”

Stay Home/Stay Safe Community Read

Published: April 21, 2020

Are you looking for something to do from home? Join us for a Stay Home/Stay Safe Community Read!

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Reading and Writing with YDL during Covid-19

Published: April 17, 2020

Reading and Writing with YDL during Covid-19.

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It’s available on hoopla

Published: April 8, 2020

So you’ve exhausted your supply of library goods (the physical ones anyway), and now the eternal question: what to read next? Try one of these!

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