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826michigan in Ypsi

Published: July 25, 2019

826michigan is excited to offer a variety of unique and FREE writing workshops this summer in the Ypsilanti community, and at several Ypsilanti District Library locations.


Time Running Out to Keep Tuition Incentive Program Benefits!

Published: July 16, 2019

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE July 15, 2019 Deadline Fast Approaching for Low-Income Michigan Students to Apply for College Tuition Assistance Eligible Students from Class of 2019 Must Apply by Aug. 31, 2019 LANSING, Mich. – Time is running out for eligible individuals from the classes of 2015 and 2019 who have graduated with a high school diploma or equivalent to claim their Tuition Incentive Program (TIP) benefits, according to the Michigan Department of Treasury The grant program – commonly referred to as TIP – encourages eligible Medicaid recipients to complete high school by providing college tuition assistance. Eligible TIP students have …


Vote for the Next Family Read Book

Published: July 10, 2019

Cast your vote for the next Family Read book. After voting, use a special code to earn a badge in the Summer Challenge!


Kids Get Creative

Published: July 9, 2019

Kids get creative each Wednesday this summer at YDL-Whittaker with volunteers from Eastern Michigan University’s Office of Campus and Community Writing. Anyone is welcome to drop in and join the fun!   Week 1: Crime Scene Clue Hunt   Our first session, kids got to use their senses (touch, sight, & hearing) to describe things. They reached into a bag and felt strange objects and then shared ideas of what objects felt like using adjectives such as smooth, rough, hard, squishy, and heavy. We talked about how they might describe people by highlighting details about a piece of clothing or …


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Explore the Outdoors with New STEM Kits

Published: July 2, 2019

Enjoy the great outdoors this summer gazing at the stars, bird calling, catching butterflies, and more, with our new outdoor STEM kits!


What’s New at Your Local Parks?

Published: July 1, 2019

This article appeared in our summer 2019 edition of The Loop. This edition’s theme was Get Outside and included many opportunities to take advantage of the natural resources of the Ypsilanti area! Our parks listing features a few of the parks that have had major improvements this year, or that are featured as part of the Summer Challenge. Cherry Hill Nature Preserve 6375 Cherry Hill Road | Free Located just outside the city, the preserve has a 1.6 mile trail loop through rolling hills and wetlands that are perfect for birdwatching and enjoying nature. The boardwalk through the wetlands is …


Read, Learn, and WIN with the Summer Challenge!

Published: June 12, 2019

Challenge your mind! This all-summer, all-ages game lets you win awesome prizes for reading, going to educational events, and exploring the Ypsilanti community.


Help Pick the Fall 2019 Family Read Book

Published: June 11, 2019

Each season we choose an Ypsi Family Read book we hope everyone will read. Then we end the season with a fun family party. With input from students at Erickson and Estabrook, we narrowed our list for the fall to five titles! Help us decide which book will be the Fall 2019 Family Read. Click the button to the right to tell us which books and celebration events sound the best to you. After you fill out the ballot, log the code BOOKBALLOT in the Summer Challenge Family Read Explore Challenge to earn a badge! Family Read Ballot The Parker …


Fight the Bite! Avoid Ticks and Mosquitoes

Published: June 10, 2019

With the widespread appearance of ticks and mosquitos, the Washtenaw County Health Department shares how to keep you and your family protected this summer.


Two New Grants Grow the YDL-Whittaker Garden

Published: April 22, 2019

Thanks to grants from KidsGardening and the Library of Michigan, we’ll be expanding our salsa garden at YDL-Whittaker.