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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.


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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.


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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!


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Help shape YDL’s future

Published: August 2, 2022

Be a part of our next steps forward!


Homeschool Help

Monthly supply packs and podcasts


It’s Time for the Summer Challenge

Published: June 10, 2022

YDL is ready to start the 2022 Summer Challenge. From June 10 until August 28, you can log your activities on your Summer Challenge account.


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Welcome to Fine-Free

Published: May 31, 2022

Exciting news! Effective June 1, YDL will no longer charge fines for late materials.


National Library Week 2022. the flyer reads, "Connect with your library." It suggests to patrons to connect virtually and in person with their library.
It’s National Library Week 2022!

Published: April 1, 2022

National Library Week is April 3-9! Celebrate with us by using our digital resources and sharing what you love about YDL.


American as Paneer Pie by Supriya Kelkar
2022 Family Read Kicks Off

Published: March 7, 2022

This year’s Family Read is American as Paneer Pie. Read, come to programs, meet the author!


Show Me a Sign by Ann Clare LeZotte
Youth Fiction with Disability Representation

Youth Fiction that feature characters with diverse disabilities.

I am Not a Label: 34 Diabled artists, thinkers, athletes, and activists from past and present. Figures such as Frida Kahlo, Stevie Wonder, and Stephen Hawking are featured.
Youth Nonfiction with Disability Representation

Youth Nonfiction books about living with a learning, cognitive, developmental or physical disability.