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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.


Welcome to Fine-Free

Published: May 31, 2022

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


VISIONS Fair Showcases Disability Access Products and Services

Published: May 21, 2022

The 2022 VISIONS Vendor Fair takes place on Wednesday, June 8th from 11-4pm at the Ann Arbor District Library and features a variety of Michigan exhibitors who will demonstrate the latest products and services for the blind, visually impaired and physically disabled. Electronic readers, magnifiers, support services for the blind, Braille devices, library services, CCTVs, leader dogs, and transportation services are just a few of the many outstanding services and products that will be on display. The VISIONS Vendor Fair is presented by and is held at the downtown branch of the Ann Arbor District Library (which also serves as …


YDL’s Senior Advisory Board keeps inspiring; seeks new members

Published: April 13, 2022

YDL’s Senior Advisory Board has been supporting and inspiring Ypsilanti’s older population since 2015, and they’re looking for new members to join the mission. 


Housing Choice Voucher waiting list to open March 15, 2022

Published: February 25, 2022

Get help applying at the Library! If you are low-income and need assistance in paying your rent, consider applying for the Housing Choice Voucher program wait list. Generally, to be eligible, families must have income levels at or below the extremely low income limit set by HUD for county and family size. These limits vary; the limits for Washtenaw County can be found by clicking here. The Housing Choice Voucher waiting list program will open March 15, 2022 at 9am and close March 22, 2022, at 3pm. Applications must be submitted online. If you need help, please stop by YDL-Michigan …


MDHHS offering free access to the Get Set Up course catalog

Published: February 4, 2022

The Michigan Department of Health and Human Services has teamed up with GetSetUp to provide hundreds of live online classes to keep you mentally, physically and socially active. Classes are interactive, easy to join, offered day and night and free for our community. Visit the site to find classes on anything from tech tips to boosting your mental health.


See Evicted: The latest travelling exhibit at YDL

Published: February 1, 2022

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


Digital Michigan Newspaper Portal

A list of over 1,000 digitally-accessible newspaper collections across Michigan.

Improving access to fresh food

Published: April 29, 2021

A new pilot project aims to make it easier to use food assistance benefits, like SNAP, to get fresh produce.


Online classes for older adults

Published: April 25, 2021

The Michigan Department of Health and Human Services and GetSetup-Michigan have online classes for older adults where you can get computer, fitness, and other help.


The Library Bookmobile at a neighborhood stop
Bookmobile back on the road April 21!

Published: April 12, 2021

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


Enjoy our School Readiness Page

Published: March 11, 2021

Explore resources and videos to get your child (and family) ready for Kindergarten.


Tax Preparation

Help at YDL and outside services


National Day of Listening

Published: November 22, 2020

Use this interview guide from 826michigan and YpsiWrites to be part of the National Day of Listening.


Mobile HotSpots

YDL has mobile hot spots available for check out.


CCTV reader
Visions 2020 Features Technology and Services for the Blind, Visually Impaired & Physically Disabled

Published: October 1, 2020

For several years, AADL and the State of Michigan’s Bureau of Services for Blind Persons have hosted the day-long event featuring the latest technology and services for the blind, visually impaired and physically disabled and 2020 is no different.  Visions 2020 will be entirely online starting at 9am on October 7.  Highlights include inspirational speaker Ingrid Ricks, learn about services for Michigan residents, and attend a technology talk with accessibility consultant J.J. Meddaugh. Find the full list of the day’s offerings at


Stack of three books on a table outside next to a pot of yellow flowers and an apple
Hand-Picked for You!

Let library staff pick out some great new titles for you.


Help for Caregivers

Published: July 31, 2020

The Area Agency on Aging 1-B (AAA 1-B) has a new program to support family caregivers. Caregiver Coaching aims to smooth the way for family caregivers by providing them with a trained volunteer coach who can provide a listening ear, talk through care options, and provide access to resources the caregiver may need. Caregiver Coaching is free to family and informal caregivers (anyone who is caring for a spouse, sibling or other loved one). After the coach and caregiver are matched, they communicate by phone for a one-time consultation or ongoing support, at times that are convenient for the caregiver. …


YDL to Expand TALK Program with Prestigious IMLS Grant

Published: July 27, 2020

The Ypsilanti District Library, with the Library of Michigan and the Midwest Collaborative Library, will expand our early literacy text messaging service, TALK: Text and Learn for Kindergarten, to reach parents of children birth through five years old across Michigan and Indiana.



Published: July 23, 2020

The fine forgiveness initiative that the YDL Board approved last month has gone into affect!