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Information on YDL-Michigan’s Closing

Published: October 17, 2019

Our Michigan Avenue location is closed after confirmed evidence of bed bugs. The library branch is scheduled to be inspected and treated on Friday, October 18.  We plan to reopen on Saturday, October 19.


Preparing Your Family for Immigration Enforcement

Published: October 7, 2019

Know your rights: Immigration Enforcement Michigan Immigrants Rights Center (MIRC) has released a comprehensive guide entitled, “Preparing your family for immigration enforcement.” Print copies of this guide will be available for free at all YDL Branches in English, Spanish, and Arabic. Electronic copies in English, Spanish, Arabic, Bangla, and French are available on the MIRC website. The guide focuses on navigating your rights throughout any immigration enforcement encounter, whether it be before, during, or after a raid. Topics include: An outline for creating an emergency plan. Short scripts and advice for interrogation situations. Multi-lingual, Printable “know your rights” cards that …


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How a Doctor Exposed the Flint Water Crisis

Published: October 1, 2019

What The Eyes Don’t See, Dr. Mona Hanna Attisha’s groundbreaking account of the Flint Water Crisis, is featured this fall as part of the Great Michigan Read. Dr. Mona will visit Ypsilanti October 21.


Celebrate Banned Books Week

Published: September 23, 2019

Exercise your right to read whatever you want during Banned Books Week! Visit YDL-Whittaker this week for an interactive exhibit and read-aloud featuring banned and challenged books.


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Get EMU Football Tickets with a new Library Card

Published: September 5, 2019

September is Library Card Sign Up Month, and we’re giving out tickets to EMU football games to new card holders (while supplies last!)


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Volunteer Writing Coaches Needed for Drop-in Writing Hours

Published: August 21, 2019

Do you have a passion for writing that you would like to share with others? Volunteer at Ypsi Writes!


What’s New at Your Local Parks?

Published: July 1, 2019

This article appeared in our summer 2019 edition of The Loop. This edition’s theme was Get Outside and included many opportunities to take advantage of the natural resources of the Ypsilanti area! Our parks listing features a few of the parks that have had major improvements this year, or that are featured as part of the Summer Challenge. Cherry Hill Nature Preserve 6375 Cherry Hill Road | Free Located just outside the city, the preserve has a 1.6 mile trail loop through rolling hills and wetlands that are perfect for birdwatching and enjoying nature. The boardwalk through the wetlands is …


YDL-Superior Closed Due to Power Outage

Published: June 26, 2019

All YDL locations are closed today, on Wednesday, January 30. The bookmobile will be off the road all week.


Celebrate National Library Week April 7-13!

Published: April 2, 2019

Show support for YDL during #NationalLibraryWeek! Eat at Haab’s April 7, visit a special pop up book sale, and enjoy more special events.


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Laying the Groundwork for our New Library

Published: March 1, 2019

Public input sessions were held in January, and we retained a construction manager for the project. Survey work has been completed, and the Architect and Construction Manager are working together to complete the schematic design.