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Join YDL for Lunch @ the Library

Published: June 16, 2022

From June 20 to August 12, come to YDL-Michigan on weekdays from 1-2pm to receive your free meal.


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.


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.


Welcome to Fine-Free

Published: May 31, 2022

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


Fireplace Installation Starts

Published: May 31, 2022

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


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 …


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.


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 …


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.


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 …


See Evicted: The latest travelling exhibit at YDL

Published: February 1, 2022

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


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 …


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.


Grants boost Superior progress

Published: November 24, 2021

This is part of a series of updates about the new YDL library being constructed on North Harris Road in Superior Township. Find more information and updates at YDL received word of two grant awards for specific features of the building. The Humane Society of the United States awarded YDL a $2,000 grant toward bird-friendly glass. The Children’s Foundation awarded the library $23,100 toward the new library’s kitchenette, making the free summer lunch program possible. To see the latest on the capital campaign, visit,     The construction team continues to make visible progress on the new library. The …


Beam raising at YDL-Superior
Steel Beams in Place

Published: November 2, 2021

Construction crews are making exciting progress on the building structure. Steel arrived on October 13, and in the following weeks, the building has taken shape in a visible way. On November 1, project partners gathered for a beam signing ceremony before the placement of the final beam. It was a festive occasion to mark a major construction milestone. YDL has received the necessary permit to connect the sanitary sewer line to the County drain; our construction manager is in touch with the County’s Water Resources Commission to schedule that work. Other water work has been accomplished; the fire hydrant is …


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Double your donation to YDL’s Next Chapter Capital Campaign

Published: October 1, 2021

The Ypsilanti District Library is turning the page to a bright future, launching the Next Chapter Capital Campaign to help build a new branch in Superior Township!


construction progress on new library
Progress on Water, Sewer, and Electric

Published: September 22, 2021

Since our last update, we’ve seen exciting progress in the construction of the new library. The sanitary sewer line has been installed. Water mains have been installed, pressure tested, and chlorinated. Our construction crew is awaiting a permit to connect to the county drain. Crews are installing underground plumbing for the building at this time. Electrical work has begun with the connecting of the light pole bases. We are in the queue for a full electrical hookup with DTE, predicted to be in about eight weeks.  Masons have installed block around much of the building’s perimeter.  The drive and parking …


Help Fund Bird-Friendly Glass at Superior

Published: September 10, 2021

As YDL is committed to protecting the environment and its wildlife, we have pledged to make the new library bird-friendly.


New library construction progress
Foundation Work Continues

Published: August 19, 2021

Underground and foundation work continues at the new library site. Harris Road was closed temporarily to allow crews to install the sanitary sewer line under the road. Crews continue to work on the footings and foundation. Heavy rains have delayed that work slightly, but the crew is making significant progress. Excess soil from excavation and the digging of the retention pond is in the process of being hauled away. Coming soon: electricity! Electricians will be on site in the next weeks to install bases for light poles. The construction site changes every day. We encourage you to drive or walk …