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Michigan Activity Pass
Put your Summer on the MAP

Published: May 1, 2021

Are you ready to get even more with your Michigan Activity Pass (MAP)? Metroparks has joined the MAP program! As of May 1, 13 Metroparks will offer free admission to MAP patrons! To claim your free daily vehicle pass*: 1) Visit and click “Get Museum & Park Passes.” 2) Fill out the details under “Plan Your Next Activity.” 3) Click the Metropark of choice and fill out the corresponding form that appears when you click “Request Pass.” 4) Click the “Submit This Request” button that appears on the summary page. 5) Print the confirmation page! The 13 participating Metroparks …


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.


DIY Stress Relief for Kids

Published: January 4, 2021

Get ideas for DIY stress relief you can do at home to help kids cope and stay focused during online school.


Food America

Welcome to the world’s largest database of American food, culture, and recipes. AtoZ Food America provides thousands of recipes, hundreds of fascinating culture articles, an essential culinary reference section, and helpful video hacks, tips, and more.

Seed Saving

Published: September 19, 2020

This week at Garden-to-Table, learn how to save seeds!



Year round garden activities


Chicks and Salsa

Published: August 13, 2020

This week at Garden-to-Table, learn about chickens, hear Sarah from Healthy Habits Start Now read Chicks and Salsa, then make salsa!


Ypsi Farm and Garden Tour

Published: August 1, 2020

Take a virtual tour of a few of Ypsi’s farms and educational gardens to see who’s growing local food!


Mindfulness and Meditation for Kids

Mindfulness and meditation are powerful life tools to introduce to our children. These tools promote emotional balance, self esteem, confidence, and so much more. Enjoy these picture books together to introduce mindfulness and meditation in a fun and accessible way.

Covid-19 Health, PPE, and Insurance Information

Published: May 27, 2020

Links to Covid-19 health, mental health, and health insurance information.


Covid-19 and Racial Health Disparities

Published: April 21, 2020

Covid19 has shined a light on racial health disparities. Find out more information.


Helping Kids Cope During Difficult Times

Published: April 13, 2020

Tips for creating a daily schedule and talking to kids about COVID-19.


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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


YDL Coronavirus Information

Published: March 11, 2020

As COVID-19 ramps up in Michigan, the need for accurate information is critical.


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How graphic novels are helping doctors and patients

Published: March 2, 2020

“Something remarkable and game changing is being sparked in the alliance between comics and medicine. It’s becoming clear that these graphic narratives can deepen understanding, not only of facts but of feelings, between patients, family, and professionals. A spoonful of comics really does help the medicine go down.” – Paul Gravett, author of Comics Art and the editor of 1001 Comics You Must Read Before You Die Graphic Medicine is the use of comics in medical education and patient care. Graphic novels related to illness, aging, and other difficult topics are emerging as a robust and widely varied sub-genre of …


Senior Health Counseling
The News About Our Health

Published: January 31, 2020

Stay informed on the latest updates on maintaining both physical and mental health in Washtenaw County.


home improvement
Get Weather-Ready with Home Improvement Programs

Published: November 16, 2019

In need of some home improvement projects? Washtenaw County is providing FREE weatherization services for eligible residents.


Dr. Hanna-Attisha
How a Doctor Exposed the Flint Water Crisis

Published: October 1, 2019

What The Eyes Don’t See, Dr. Mona Hanna Attisha’s groundbreaking account of the Flint Water Crisis, is featured this fall as part of the Great Michigan Read. Dr. Mona will visit Ypsilanti October 21.


WELCOME BACK! Starting June 14 extended curbside hours are available at all locations. On June 21, Whittaker will resume most normal operations, including browsing and computer use. Details.