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Interest: Little Ones

Curbside Service Starts at Whittaker!

Published: June 29, 2020

Curbside service starts today (Monday, June 29) at Whittaker Road! This is the next step in our plan to phase in services and we couldn’t be more excited. Check out the details on how to use curbside and schedule your appointment at


Constellations for Little Ones

Published: June 26, 2020

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


Trash to Treasure

Published: June 19, 2020

What can you do with a toilet paper tube? Nicole shows you!


What virtual events do you want to see? Take the Survey!

Published: June 19, 2020

As the Ypsilanti District Library plans programs for fall we would like to know your thoughts about online programs. CDC safety recommendations will guide us but your input will help us offer the best programs for our community. We’d love feedback on the types of events you’d like to see, along with how you’d like to access them. Click here to take the survey and help us plan for you!


Race Relations

Book lists, movies, and activities for all ages to increase understanding about race.


Earth Crowns

Published: June 12, 2020

Make a wreath with leaves and flowers you can find outdoors. Liz shows you how!


Action Songs and Finger Play Fun

Sing storytime action songs with Ulana!


toddler boy smiling and clapping
Mom Power Summer 2020 Session

Published: June 8, 2020

Mom Power is going virtual! This free 10-week course will be held online this summer. A device will be provided for those who need it. The group will meet on Wednesdays, June 24-August 26, from 12:00-1:15pm. While parenting a young child can be very rewarding, it can also be very stressful. Mom Power provides a supportive environment to help moms of children ages 0-5 share experiences, learn new self-care skills, and reduce stress. For more information and to register, click for the Flyer or go to:      


YDL’s Update on Resuming Services

Published: June 2, 2020

We’re excited to resume operations at YDL, and we appreciate everyone’s patience and perseverance. We plan to gradually phase in our services in a way that keeps our community, patrons, and staff safe. Please read on for more information about what to expect as we re-open responsibly.


Jazz Storytime

Published: May 13, 2020

Hear picture books accompanied by live upright bass!


Capstone Interactive eBooks

Access interactive eBooks for kids on different subjects, genres, and reading levels.  Login is “continue” and the password is “reading.”

Virtual Baby Storytime

Published: April 23, 2020

Sign up for a virtual Baby Storytime Meet Up with Kristen.


Librarian Ms. Liz and her spouse
Hello from Home: Starry Night Storytime

Published: April 13, 2020

Hello from home to all the wonderful families who come to Starry Night Storytime. I have missed our evenings together greatly. 


Downtown Storytime Hello!

Published: April 3, 2020

Hello Downtown Storytime Friends! I miss you so much and can’t wait to see you again! Here are some ideas to help you and your child enjoy the fun and early literacy benefits of storytime at home until we can get together again. First let’s sing a song to get started. Here are some of my favorites. The More We Get Together We Clap and Sing Hello Here are 2 storytime resources for families who are missing their library storytimes. Storyline Online is an award-winning, interactive children’s literacy site that features famous actors like Kevin Costner, Betty White, James Earl …


Hello to Baby Storytime Families

Published: April 1, 2020

Hello from home to all of my beloved storytime families. I have missed you all so much and have thought of you often over the past couple of weeks. I know that there has been so much chaos and uncertainty thrown into our lives and so I hope that everyone has been able to find little moments of connection and joy. One thing that I’ve found to be so beneficial in my own home is trying to figure out a new daily rhythm for our family and then doing our best to stick to it everyday. Below is an example …


Hello Toddler Storytime Friends!

Published: March 30, 2020

I have greatly missed my Monday/Tuesday Toddler Storytime families, but that doesn’t mean you can’t recreate our storytime fun at home!


Ypsi Creates

Published: March 27, 2020

Spring Challenge players have been making art and comics, building with Legos, showing us what they’re reading with book selfies and book bentos, writing thank you letters to community helpers, and more.


Hello from Home

Published: March 25, 2020

Our Wednesday Terrific Threes Storytimes and Thursday Jumpstart Storytimes are on break during this challenging time, but there are many opportunities for early literacy fun at home.


YDL-Whittaker with rainbow
Engaging with YDL in light of the Coronavirus

Published: March 13, 2020

Ypsilanti District Library will close all of its locations beginning at 6 pm today (March 13) with a preliminary plan to reopen on April 14.



Animals and social studies come to life in this easy-to-navigate and visual learning tool for youngsters pre-K and up.