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NoveList K-8 Plus

Find just the right book by subject, age, awards won, books made into movies, and more. Read reviews and learn about the author. Create your own reading wish list. Includes tools for teachers, such as Lexile levels and Common Core standards.

Maizy Chen’s Last Chance Read Alikes for Younger Readers

Find some books for younger readers to participate in the 2023 Family Read, Maizy Chen’s Last Chance by Lisa Yee.

2023 Family Read brings virtual visit from national award-winning author

Published: March 6, 2023

Lisa Yee, who has won multiple national awards for her writing, will pay a virtual visit in April to  Ypsilanti as part of the 2023 Ypsilanti District Library Family Read activities.


Bring YDL Storytimes home!

Published: February 28, 2023

If you haven’t attended a storytime at the new Superior Branch of the Ypsilanti District Library yet, you’re missing the chance to bring home a free book!


Interactive Books for all Readers!

Do you know a reader who loves to play with their books? Suggest some of the titles below for anyone looking for a pop-up, lift-the-flap, peek-through, pull-and-slide, or upside-down book adventure! If you know of a book in our catalog that has an interactive element and you would like to add to the list, email Stephanie Pocsi-Morrison ( Interactive Picture and Board Books Bizzy Bear : zookeeper Davis, Benji Bizzy Bear works as a zookeeper and takes care of the alligators, feeds the penguins, and rides in a safari. Find in catalog Crinkle, crinkle, little car In the style of …

New titles are available in Libby!

Published: February 9, 2023

Two new library consortia have been added to YDL’s Libby collection, which means you have access to more materials.


Maizy Chen’s Last Chance

Join us for a chapter by chapter read aloud of Look Both Ways by Jason Reynolds.

Check out our favorite reads of 2022!

Published: December 22, 2022

Kickstart your 2023 reading list with these staff book recommendations!


Fencing with the King : a novel

Amani is hooked on a mystery―a poem on airmail paper that slips out of one of her father’s books. It seems to have been written by her grandmother, a refugee who arrived in Jordan during the First World War. Soon the perfect occasion to investigate arises: her Uncle Hafez, an advisor to the King of Jordan, invites her father to celebrate the king’s sixtieth birthday―and to fence with the king, as in their youth. Her father has avoided returning to his homeland for decades, but Amani persuades him to come with her. Uncle Hafez will make their time in Jordan …

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Happy National Book Month!

Published: October 7, 2022

If you love reading as much as YDL does, you’re probably excited for October, and National Book Month!


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Celebrate Banned Books Week with YDL

Published: September 13, 2022

Books are challenged for surprising reasons. Dinosaurs Divorce by Laurene Kransy Brown and Marc Brown was challenged for possibly creating anxiety for children of married couples. Bruce Coville’s My Teacher Glows in the Dark was contested for including “farting” and “armpit farts” in the text. Harry Potter is continually challenged for promoting witchcraft. Censorship is the suppression of ideas or information because a particular person or group of people does not like the idea in question. Censors believe that because they find a particularidea objectionable, no one should have access to information about that idea. Book challenges are often initiated …


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Discover what your YDL Card can do for you!

Published: September 13, 2022

This September, celebrate National Library Card Sign-Up Month by checking out all the perks that come with a YDL card, including our brand new Library of Things Collection.


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Join us for the Superior Library Book Brigade

Published: August 30, 2022

October 8 is moving day for the collection at the current Superior branch!


Washtenaw Reads Banner with the three finalists: The Final Revival of Opal and Nev, Such a Fun Age, and Call Me Athena.
Vote for the 2023 Washtenaw Reads Title!

Published: August 9, 2022

The Washtenaw Reads Screening Committee has selected 3 titles for consideration as this year’s Washtenaw Reads book. Discover each title and vote for your favorite.


It’s Time for the Summer Challenge

Published: June 10, 2022

YDL is ready to start the 2022 Summer Challenge. From June 10 until August 28, you can log your activities on your Summer Challenge account.


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Welcome to Fine-Free

Published: May 31, 2022

Exciting news! Effective June 1, YDL will no longer charge fines for late materials.


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Read popular titles from YDL

Published: May 19, 2022

A recent Book Riot article dug in to what books people around the country are reading the most–and you can find almost all of them at YDL!


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It’s National Library Week 2022!

Published: April 1, 2022

National Library Week is April 3-9! Celebrate with us by using our digital resources and sharing what you love about YDL.


2022 Family Read Kicks Off

Published: March 7, 2022

This year’s Family Read is American as Paneer Pie. Read, come to programs, meet the author!


American as Paneer Pie Readalikes for Younger Readers

Archie celebrates Diwali Find in catalog Bindu’s bindis Find in catalog Bracelets for Bina’s brothers Find in catalog Home is in between Find in catalog Sugar in milk Find in catalog The Arabic quilt : an immigrant story Find in catalog The belonging tree Find in catalog The color collector Find in catalog The many colors of Harpreet Singh Find in catalog The Shape of Home Kheiriyeh, Rashin “It’s Rashin’s first day of school in America! Everything is a different shape than what she’s used to: from the foods on her breakfast plate to the letters in the books! And …