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Kanopy is a video-streaming platform dedicated to thoughtful and thought-provoking films.

Niche Academy

Niche Academy has online learning and tutorials on everything from Pinterest to Value Line. 

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?


Enjoy our School Readiness Page

Published: March 11, 2021

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


School Readiness

Kanopy WHAT IS SCHOOL READINESS? There are many types of school readiness skills generally considered important for kids to master before they start kindergarten. 4-5 year olds develop at different rates, so your child might master some easily and not learn others before they start school. In general, being able to do the types of skills you’ll find on this page will help make your child’s transition to kindergarten more successful. A parent’s role in preparing a child for school is to create a healthy, safe, supportive, and engaging environment. Scroll down to find tips and fun activities to help …

College Application Essays

Write your way into college with 826


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!


Look Both Ways Teacher Resources

Published: November 3, 2020

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


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.


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

Sensory, STEM and Play Kits



Thousands of award-winning art and craft video classes taught by recognized design experts and artists.


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.


Bring the Library to You, Virtually!

Invite us to visit online


Saturday Afternoon Adventures

Find new places, topics, and books to explore



Year round garden activities


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.


Keeping Kids Safe Online

Find tips to keep kids safe online


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 …