Interest: Community Services & Assistance
Published: June 16, 2022
From June 20 to August 12, come to YDL-Michigan on weekdays from 1-2pm to receive your free meal.
Published: May 31, 2022
Exciting news! Effective June 1, YDL will no longer charge fines for late materials.
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 …
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.
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 …
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.
Published: February 1, 2022
Check out Evicted, the latest travelling exhibit at YDL-Whittaker.
A list of over 1,000 digitally-accessible newspaper collections across Michigan.
Published: April 29, 2021
A new pilot project aims to make it easier to use food assistance benefits, like SNAP, to get fresh produce.
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.
Published: April 12, 2021
The Bookmobile back on the road starting April 21! Here are the details.
Published: March 11, 2021
Explore resources and videos to get your child (and family) ready for Kindergarten.
Published: November 22, 2020
Use this interview guide from 826michigan and YpsiWrites to be part of the National Day of Listening.
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 aadl.org/visions
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. …
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!