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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.

Book Lists for Kids and Families

Themed book lists to browse from home

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Book Club Kits for Teens

12 copies of the book and conversation starters in each kit!

Book Club Kits for Kids

12 copies of the book and conversation starters in each kit!

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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Enjoy our School Readiness Page

Published: March 11, 2021

Explore resources and videos to get your child (and family) ready for Kindergarten.

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NEH For All the World to See Virtual Tour

Published: December 22, 2020

The virtual tour and accompanying activities for the NEH For All the World to See exhibit are ready to explore!

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Look Both Ways Teacher Resources

Published: November 3, 2020

Teachers, find direct links to Look Both Ways resources you can use with students!

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The 2020 Fall Family Read Virtual Experience!

Published: November 1, 2020

We’ve got this year’s Family Read page packed with activities and thought exercises.

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

Themed sets of books and educational toys

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LET’S COMPLETE OUR HISTORY

Published: September 24, 2020

In October, YDL will co-host a Wikipedia edit-a-thon of Ypsilanti and related pages. We want to engage our diverse community to paint a more complete picture within those articles.

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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.

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Ypsi Writes Summer Team

Published: August 5, 2020

Have you been following our Summer Learning pages and noticed that each one has an Ypsi Writes prompt? Wondering who is behind the fun activities? Find out! SONIA KRAFTSON Sonia is a Master’s student studying interdisciplinary arts and creative writing at Eastern Michigan University. She has worked in many jobs, from shoe sales, to outdoor expedition leader, to Human Resources, to writing center GA. She loves the way writing prompts teach us about ourselves and reveal new ways of making sense of our stories. She loves to go for long runs and eat lemon ice to cool down. KELSEY HYDE …

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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.

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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.

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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.

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Loose Parts

Published: July 18, 2020

Gather loose parts outside and around the house, then put your design skills to work.

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Medical School

Published: July 15, 2020

Learn a bit of anatomy and biology and this week’s Summer STEAM.

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Town Hall Anti-Racism Series: Youth Empowerment and Radical Imagination

Published: July 13, 2020

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

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Town Hall Anti-Racism Series: The Power of Stories

Published: July 8, 2020

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

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