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Get Your Library Card This September

Published: September 1, 2021

September is National Library Card Sign-Up Month

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What’s happening in the garden this week?

Published: August 13, 2021

See what’s happening in the YDL-Whittaker Garden this week!

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Garden Gatherings: Healthy Habits

Published: August 11, 2021

Learn how to build healthy habits with nutritional educator Sarah Stone.

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Help Pick the Next Family Read Book

Published: August 7, 2021

What’s your pick out of these five books for the 2022 Family Read?

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Garden Gatherings: Yarn Sticks

Published: August 2, 2021

Learn how to make a fun stick art project!

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What’s happening in the garden this week?

Published: July 30, 2021

See what’s happening in the YDL-Whittaker Garden this week!

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Garden Gatherings: Solar Oven

Published: July 27, 2021

Learn how to build a solar oven you can use to make new crayons out of old ones.

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Garden Gatherings: Nature Art

Published: July 21, 2021

Looking for an outdoor activity? Gather supplies and make a nature collage!

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What’s happening in the garden this week?

Published: July 12, 2021

See what’s happening in the YDL-Whittaker Garden this week!

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Garden Gatherings: Backyard Jungle

Published: July 12, 2021

Looking for an outdoor activity? Measure off a square foot and explore.

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Rain Garden Plants

Published: July 9, 2021

Our newly planted rain garden is ready to be explored!

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Camping Books

Fun books about camping! Find fiction and non-fiction titles.

Garden Gatherings: Dendrochronology

Published: June 25, 2021

Pick up information at the YDL-Whittaker youth desk, then study our tree slices from Matthaei Botanical Garden, or use the resources in this post to learn more!

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Garden Gatherings: Birding

Published: June 19, 2021

If you missed our Birding Garden Gathering, hear the read aloud and find the activities you can do at home!

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Matthaei Botanical Gardens and Nichols Arboretum Community Read

Published: June 12, 2021

YDL is proud to partner with Matthaei Botanical Gardens and Nichols Arboretum in their Community Read program featuring books that portray the intersection of race and the environment.

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YDL Reopening Plans: Staying safe and what to expect

Published: June 3, 2021

Welcome back! Learn how and when YDL is reopening safely.

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#ownvoices South Asian Authors

South Asia is made up of countries including Sri Lanka, Bangladesh, India, Afghanistan, Pakistan, Bhutan, Nepal, Iran, and the Maldives. This collection of books celebrates authors from this beautiful region that is also known for being the home of the Himalayan Mountains.

Celebrating neurodiversity

Celebrating neurodiversity recognizes and brings awareness to brain diversity.  Down syndrome, Autism, ADHD, Emotional Dysregulation, Anxiety, Learning Challenges and others disorders can be included in this discussion.  This collection of books introduce kids to this dialogue.  Reading about neurodiversity develops empathy, acceptance and can create a safe space for children to ask questions.

Happy Mother’s Day!

Published: May 4, 2021

Celebrating all mother figures this Mother’s Day!

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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 ypsilibrary.org/michigan-activity-pass 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 …

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