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Interest: Little Ones

TinkerLab: Loose Parts

Published: December 5, 2020

Gather supplies from inside, outside, or your supply kit, then get creative and practice math with loose parts.


A2SO Virtual Kinderconcerts

Published: November 16, 2020

Missing music time at the library with your children? Our friends with the Ann Arbor Symphony Orchestra have completed their Playful Percussion KinderConcerts videos!


Constellations TinkerLab

Published: November 11, 2020

Learn about constellations with a read aloud of Zoo in the Sky and activity suggestions for little ones!



Published: October 28, 2020

PUMPKINS–THE ORANGE ICON OF FALL Pumpkins were one of the earliest cultivated foods of the Americas. Over 9,000 years ago the indigenous peoples of North America were growing pumpkins in Oaxaca, Mexico. Pumpkins spread north to the eastern region of the United States by 2700 BCE, where they were grown by the Pueblo tribes of the southwestern United States, as well as the Apaches, Hopi, Navajo, Havasupai, Papago, Pima and Yuman tribes. The pumpkin’s thick orange flesh was a staple food source for thousands of years, and the seeds can be eaten too. The Tohono O’Odham people ground pumpkin seeds …



Published: October 22, 2020

Learn all about shapes at this week’s TinkerLab!


four books, counting popcorn, a puzzle, and colored blocks

Sensory, STEM and Play Kits


Seed Saving

Published: September 19, 2020

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


Nursery Rhymes

Sing Nursery Rhymes with Pat!


Town Hall Anti-Racism Series: Talking with Kids about Race and Racism

Published: September 2, 2020

Our final installment in our family townhall anti-racism series.


Favorite Storytime Read Alouds: Preschoolers

Choose from our preschooler read aloud list and add a song for a storytime at home.

Favorite Storytime Read Alouds: Babies

Pick a favorite for a read aloud, then add songs and rhymes for storytime at home.

Favorite Storytime Read Alouds: Toddlers

Build a storytime at home using books from our favorites list, songs and finger plays.

Counting and Color Songs

Sing felt board songs with Jodi and Kurt!


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!


Stack of three books on a table outside next to a pot of yellow flowers and an apple
Hand-Picked for You!

Let library staff pick out some great new titles for you.


Pick Up Summer Challenge Supply Kits!

Published: August 10, 2020

This week at Whittaker, we’re giving Summer Challenge supply bags to anyone who stops by at designated times, while supplies last. Kits are for fit for kids and teens.


Town Hall Anti-Racism Series: Self-Care, Community Care, and Reflection

Published: July 28, 2020

Join YDL Storytme presenter Kristen Hamilton and Kekere Freedom School to learn about anti-racism.


YDL to Expand TALK Program with Prestigious IMLS Grant

Published: July 27, 2020

The Ypsilanti District Library, with the Library of Michigan and the Midwest Collaborative Library, will expand our early literacy text messaging service, TALK: Text and Learn for Kindergarten, to reach parents of children birth through five years old across Michigan and Indiana.


Town Hall Anti-Racism Series: Community Transformation and Uplifting the Voices of Young People

Published: July 22, 2020

Join YDL Storytme presenter Kristen Hamilton and Kekere Freedom School to learn about anti-racism.


Body Shadow Science

Published: July 21, 2020

Teach your little one about shadows using sidewalk chalk and the sun at this week’s TinkerLab.