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Help plan YDL financial literacy tools

Published: August 31, 2022

We need your help to expand our financial literacy tools and resources!

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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!

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Disinformation: Don’t be Fooled!

Published: August 30, 2022

Identifying and combating disinformation is challenging, but you can learn how to spot and avoid it.

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Dramatic progress inside and out

Published: August 3, 2022

The most dramatic addition to the exterior has been the installation of the solar panels on the south side of the building.

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Help shape YDL’s future

Published: August 2, 2022

Be a part of our next steps forward!

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Voting Help

Published: August 2, 2022

Find information about voting requirements, absentee voting, polling information, and YDL resources for voting.

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Take the 21-Day Disability Equity Challenge

Published: July 21, 2022

Take the 21-Day Disability Equity Challenge

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Exterior finishing and a generous grant

Published: July 1, 2022

The exterior is taking shape, and we received a generous grant from the James L. and Faith Knight Foundation!

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Join YDL and the League of Women Voters at the Mayoral Candidates Forum

Published: June 9, 2022

Join YDL and the League of Voters on Wednesday, June 22, at the Ypsilanti Senior Center for the Mayoral Candidates Forum.

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Celebrate Juneteenth with YDL

Published: June 8, 2022

June 19 is Juneteenth, a now-federal holiday celebrating the end of slavery in the U.S. Read on to learn more about Juneteenth.

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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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Fireplace Installation Starts

Published: May 31, 2022

The fireplace, a focal point of the library, has been installed.

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Interior view Superior 4-15-22
Ceiling and walls underway

Published: April 20, 2022

In the last month, the roof has been completed and crews are making fast progress on interior work. The concrete slab has been poured. The subceiling insulation is mostly in place, and drywall is being installed. The walls are being framed and windows are being fabricated. We were delighted to welcome major donors and stakeholders into the space for a behind-the scenes Hard Hat Party during National Library Week. Attendees signed walls and posed with vests and hard hats to celebrate the progress of the new library. In the coming weeks, crews will begin installation of mechanical, electrical, and plumbing …

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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.

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Superior exterior construction 3-14-22
Progress on roofing and underground plumbing

Published: March 24, 2022

Construction work continues at a fast pace. In the last few weeks, crews have completed the installation of roof sheathing and shingles. Boxes for the solar panel circuitry are in place as well. Crews enclosed the building structure and heated the inside in order to defrost the ground. Underground plumbing has been installed. The ground is being leveled in preparation for the pouring of the concrete slab. In April, you’ll begin to see exterior façade work. We are happy to announce the award of a $10,000 grant from the Mullick Foundation for the kitchenette. Alongside a previous grant from The …

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Ladies Library
Celebrate the Women Who Created YDL

Published: March 9, 2022

In honor of March being Women’s History Month, we’re highlighting the women that built our local library.

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Superior construction progress 2-22
Winter construction continues

Published: February 28, 2022

We are very excited, as construction of the new Superior building is now 35% complete, over a third of the way done! Construction crews have been able to keep working despite cold weather and snow. Structural masonry work is finished, the heating and cooling unit is in place, and gas and power are available. You can see the many dramatic angles to the roof, which give the building flair. Roof sheathing is nearly done. Crews are currently in the process of defrosting the building pad. They will enclose the structure so the interior can be heated as work continues. When …

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See Evicted: The latest travelling exhibit at YDL

Published: February 1, 2022

Check out Evicted, the latest travelling exhibit at YDL-Whittaker.

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Overhead view of Superior library construction
Building takes shape

Published: January 26, 2022

The exterior of the building is changing every week, sometimes every day! The structure is nearing completion. The majority of the exterior studwalls are in place. After a few delays, roof trusses arrived in mid-January, and the larger ones were installed by a huge crane. Once the finer truss work is complete, crews will install roof sheathing and shingles. The overhead photo to the right may be one of the last open-air views you will see! Curbs are in place, clearly defining the outlines of the parking lot and the drive-up book return. The masonry sign at the Harris Road …

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Martin Luther King, Jr.
Celebrating Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

Published: January 12, 2022

Learn about community events and YDL resources that commemorate Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.’s legacy.

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