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Interest: Community Services & Assistance

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.


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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.


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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


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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!


Curbside Service Starts at Whittaker!

Published: June 29, 2020

Curbside service starts today (Monday, June 29) at Whittaker Road! This is the next step in our plan to phase in services and we couldn’t be more excited. Check out the details on how to use curbside and schedule your appointment at


What virtual events do you want to see? Take the Survey!

Published: June 19, 2020

As the Ypsilanti District Library plans programs for fall we would like to know your thoughts about online programs. CDC safety recommendations will guide us but your input will help us offer the best programs for our community. We’d love feedback on the types of events you’d like to see, along with how you’d like to access them. Click here to take the survey and help us plan for you!


YDL’s Update on Resuming Services

Published: June 2, 2020

We’re excited to resume operations at YDL, and we appreciate everyone’s patience and perseverance. We plan to gradually phase in our services in a way that keeps our community, patrons, and staff safe. Please read on for more information about what to expect as we re-open responsibly.


Food Resources during COVID-19

Published: April 17, 2020

If you need assistance getting food for your family, local schools and organizations are ready to help. Families with children in Ypsilanti Community Schools may make use of a hotline for help. Click here for more information. Click on any heading below to see how you can get help accessing free food, plus tips for safe shopping and menu planning. Free Food Ypsilanti Community Schools Food Distribution Ypsilanti Community Schools is a variety of food options for students and families at no charge. Breakfast & lunch distribution for students: [pdf-embedder url=””] Grab & Go Food Delivery Ypsilanti Community Schools provides …


Covid-19 Unemployment and Financial Help

Published: April 15, 2020

Information about how to apply for Unemployment Insurance and the Covid-19 Economic Impact Payments.


Getting or renewing a library card while the library is closed

Published: March 19, 2020

New Borrowers If you live in our service area and the recent closures around the community are inspiring you to check us out for the first time, welcome! You can get all of the basic information about applying for a library card (including non-resident cards) on our website. Since our building is closed, we’re working hard to provide these services remotely. To secure a card during the closure, email the following to A scan or picture of a completed YDL card application along with a scan or picture of your valid photo ID If you aren’t able to print …


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Engaging with YDL in light of the Coronavirus

Published: March 13, 2020

Ypsilanti District Library will close all of its locations beginning at 6 pm today (March 13) with a preliminary plan to reopen on April 14.


Community resources to help during Coronavirus closings

Published: March 13, 2020

As a community resource, we understand the difficulties we are all facing at this time. In addition to electronic resources from YDL, we wanted to make sure you know what other community resources were available to you and your family during this period of extended closures