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Bookmobile back on the road April 21!

Published: April 12, 2021

The Bookmobile back on the road starting April 21! Here are the details.


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It’s National Library Week!

Published: April 4, 2021

Happy National Library Week! Celebrate with us by using our digital resources and attending the Superior Groundbreaking this Wednesday.


Committing to Compassion

Published: December 29, 2020

Last year brought challenges. It also brought opportunities for compassion, community, and patience. In addition to the pandemic, racial unrest throughout the country forced us to think about how we make a community work for everyone. This year, renew your commitment to personal and community growth. In the spirit of spreading knowledge, here are some tools and tips for achieving your resolutions and becoming a more informed and engaged citizen. Talk to your family about race Research from the American Psychological Association shows some preschoolers may have already developed racist beliefs well before adults start talking about race with them. …


Chapter 6: Five Things Easier to do than Simeon’s and Kenzi’s Secret Handshake

Published: December 28, 2020

Hear Chapter 6 of Look Both Ways!


For the Whole World to See: Civil Rights Bibliographies

Published: December 21, 2020

Browse this selection of books and DVD titles that discuss different aspects of the Civil Rights Movement, from the ’50s and ’60s. This list is a part of the For All the World to See exhibit.


Chapter 3: Skitter Hitter

Published: November 8, 2020

Hear Chapter 3 of Look Both Ways!


The 2020 Fall Family Read Virtual Experience!

Published: November 1, 2020

We’ve got this year’s Family Read page packed with activities and thought exercises.


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Look Both Ways Read Alikes for Younger Readers

Counting on Community Nagara, Innosanto author, illustrator. Find in catalog Dear Mr. President Siers, Sophie, 1969- author. 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 I walk with Vanessa / A Story About a Simple Act of Kindness Kerascoët author, illustrator. Find in catalog I will be fierce! Birdsong, Bea author. Find in catalog Maybe something beautiful : how art transformed a neighborhood Campoy, F. Isabel author. Find in catalog My papi has a motorcycle Quintero, Isabel When Daisy Ramona …

Chapter 2: The Low Cuts Strike Again

Published: October 30, 2020

Hear Chapter 2 of Look Both Ways!


Chapter 1: Water Booger Bears

Published: October 24, 2020

Hear Chapter 1 of Look Both Ways!


Pop-Up Browsing this Sunday!

Published: October 9, 2020

Have you missed browsing the materials on our shelves? This Sunday (Oct. 11) from 2-4 PM, come to Whittaker to look through a selection of popular new releases, children’s books, and holiday-themed materials outside the front entrance.


Happy Banned Books Week!

Published: September 28, 2020

This week, September 27—October 3, is Banned Books week, a national celebration that honors our right to read whatever we want.


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Top Challenged Books of 2019

A Day in the Life of Marlon Bundo Bundo, Marlon (Rabbit) author. The story of a lonely bunny, Marlon Bundo, who lives with his Grampa, Mike Pence, the Vice President of the United States, and the very special day when he met another boy bunny named Wesley that changed his life forever. Find in catalog And Tango Makes Three Richardson, Justin At New York City’s Central Park Zoo, two male penguins fall in love and start a family by taking turns sitting on an abandoned egg until it hatches. Find in catalog Beyond Magenta : Transgender Teens Speak Out Kuklin, …

Roller Girl: Chapter Two

Published: September 25, 2020

Hear chapter two read aloud by a member of the Ann Arbor Roller Derby and make a graphic story of your own with 826michigan.


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.


Roller Girl: Chapter One

Published: September 5, 2020

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


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.


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.


We're pleased to continue offering remote services while our buildings are closed to the public to help prevent the spread of COVID-19. More info.