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September is National Library Card Sign-up Month!

Published: August 28, 2023

September is National Library Card Sign-Up Month


Cleaning Up the Rain Garden

Published: August 5, 2023

We started the first phase of revitalizing the rain garden at YDL-Whittaker!


Composting at Whittaker

Published: August 2, 2023

The composting activity allowed participants to learn about the importance of composting to waste reduction and how to start their own compost to get a quality soil!


Field Journals at Whittaker

Published: July 27, 2023

The field journal activity allowed participants to observe and record their natural surroundings!


Special Guests Share Their Expertise

Published: July 24, 2023

See a couple of featured organizations that have been at YDL recently.


Garden-to-table Programs at Superior

Published: July 21, 2023

The garden-to-table program at YDL-Superior offers fresh food to try from vegetables growing in the learning garden!


Come See What is Growing at Whittaker

Published: July 19, 2023

Check out what the vegetable garden at YDL-Whittaker has to offer!


Bread-making and Rock Painting

Published: July 17, 2023

We’ve been busy in the gardens this summer with the help of our UM Graham Scholars. See what’s been happening!


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YDL receives $30,000 from Toyota to boost STEM learning

Published: May 2, 2023

A $30,000 grant from Toyota will fund Project STEM@YDL which will bring more kits, activities, and talks from experts in the areas of science, technology, engineering, and math.


National Library week poster. "There's more to the story."
Celebrate National Library Week 2023!

Published: April 19, 2023

April 23-29 marks National Library Week 2023, a week dedicated to honoring libraries, library workers, and their impacts on their communities. This year’s theme is “There’s more to the Story.”


Winning design for the Superior Ground mural. A serpent winds through the patio, surrounded by various shapes and colors.
Your favorite Superior mural design: REVEALED!

Published: April 3, 2023

We asked, and you answered! Check out your choice for the new Superior mural.


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2023 Family Read brings virtual visit from national award-winning author

Published: March 6, 2023

Lisa Yee, who has won multiple national awards for her writing, will pay a virtual visit in April to  Ypsilanti as part of the 2023 Ypsilanti District Library Family Read activities.


Selection of 15 children's picture books
Bring YDL Storytimes home!

Published: February 28, 2023

If you haven’t attended a storytime at the new Superior Branch of the Ypsilanti District Library yet, you’re missing the chance to bring home a free book!


Interactive Books for all Readers!

Do you know a reader who loves to play with their books? Suggest some of the titles below for anyone looking for a pop-up, lift-the-flap, peek-through, pull-and-slide, or upside-down book adventure! If you know of a book in our catalog that has an interactive element and you would like to add to the list, email Stephanie Pocsi-Morrison ( Interactive Picture and Board Books Bizzy Bear : zookeeper Davis, Benji Bizzy Bear works as a zookeeper and takes care of the alligators, feeds the penguins, and rides in a safari. Find in catalog Crinkle, crinkle, little car In the style of …

Approximately 15 kids and teens play chess in the triangular bay of YDL-Whittaker.
Chess Club

Published: February 8, 2023

Learn to play chess at the library!


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Winter Fun at YDL!

Published: December 15, 2022

Winter has arrived and YDL has great family-friendly, seasonal events for all ages.


Toy Blog 2022

Published: December 13, 2022

YDL’s youth librarians share a few toys and kits that they have found particularly fun, educational, and worth buying in 2022.


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ABCmouse Early Learning Academy is an engaging online curriculum for children ages 2–8+, including reading and language arts, math, beginning science, social studies, art, and music. Enter your YDL card number to create an account.

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Celebrate the Winter Season with YDL!

Published: November 29, 2022

Winter has arrived and YDL has great family-friendly, seasonal events for all ages.


A double rainbow arches over the "Future Home of the Ypsilanti District Library-Superior Township Branch" sign.
Join us for the Superior Library Book Brigade

Published: August 30, 2022

October 8 is moving day for the collection at the current Superior branch!