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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


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!


Documentaries on Police Brutality and Race Relations

Published: June 9, 2020

This is a collection of documentaries available on Hoopla that focus on specific events and ideas surrounding police brutality and race relations.


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Anti-Racism Book List for Adults

Published: June 4, 2020

The following books are available through YDL’s digital collections:Abu-Jamal, Mumia | Have Black Lives Ever Mattered? ebook on HooplaAlexander, Michelle | The New Jim Crowebook on HooplaAnderson, William & Zoe Samudzi | As Black as Resistance: Finding the Conditions for Liberationebook on HooplaCoates, Ta-Nehisi | Between the World and Meebook and eaudio on OverdriveDavis, Angela | Freedom is a Constant Struggle: Ferguson, Palestine, and the Foundations of a Movementeaudio on Hoopla, ebook on OverdriveDiAngelo, Robin | White Fragility: Why it’s So Hard for White People to Talk About Racismebook & eaudio on OverdriveDunbar-Ortiz, Roxanne | An Indigenous Peoples’ History of …


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.


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Kitchen Science

Published: June 2, 2020


Summer Challenge

Read, Learn, Explore


Virtual STEAM Night!

Published: April 28, 2020

Join the FIRST Virtual STEAM Night centered around science, brought to you by the Literacy Initiative in St. Louis! Teens from the Literacy Initiative have lined up four engaging presenters from Vanderbilt, University of Pennsylvania, University of Southern California, and the University of Missouri-Columbia that will be talking about their major, opportunities within their field, as well as the college experience in general. Research Science Careers this Thursday! This Virtual STEAM Night will take place THIS THURSDAY at 5:30pm (EST). More information can be found at If students are interested in registering, they can REGISTER HERE. ———————————————- Virtual STEAM …


Stay Home/Stay Safe Community Read

Published: April 21, 2020

Are you looking for something to do from home? Join us for a Stay Home/Stay Safe Community Read!


Reading and Writing with YDL during Covid-19

Published: April 17, 2020

Reading and Writing with YDL during Covid-19.


High School Test Prep from Home

Published: April 16, 2020

Just because you’re stuck at home right now, doesn’t mean you can’t still prepare for college! Get some extra studying and practice test prep in with the following resources and free online courses: Saturday, May 2, 2020, 1:00-5:30 pm: Ohio’s Grandview Heights Public Library is offering a free ACT Crash Course online for high school students from 1:00-5:30pm. This class will be taught by Dr. Srinath Sampath who works with PrepAccelerator to prepare students for success on both the ACT and SAT tests. This four hour seminar helps students improve their ACT and SAT performances and scores, so REGISTER HERE …


School Support for Teachers and Parents

Published: April 8, 2020

We’ve compiled our favorite picks from the library and other websites to help teachers and parents make sure students have easy access to free online tools they need to find facts and complete school work this year.  Books and Reading Support AUDIOBOOKS AND EBOOKS Find free books at the library and online. At the library, the Libby app, also known as Overdrive, is good for single copies of a book. Anything on Hoopla or Tumblebooks can be used simultaneously by as many people as have a library card. eCards make it easy to get all students access to digital materials …


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.


Community resources to help during Coronavirus closings

Published: March 13, 2020

As a community resource, we understand the difficulties we are all facing at this time. In addition to electronic resources from YDL, we wanted to make sure you know what other community resources were available to you and your family during this period of extended closures



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

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The First Rule of Punk: Be Yourself!

Published: January 20, 2020

We had lots of library activities planned to hep bring the book alive. But in our effort to help stop the spread of Covid-19, the library had to close. Instead, log into the Spring Challenge to earn two special badges. To earn the Family Read badge, visit the author’s website and explore some of her suggested activities on page 6 of this resource guide. She has a playlist where you can listen to songs from the book. And you can make your own zines using Linette Lao’s YpsiWrites Zine Making Guide. Upload a photo of it in the YpsiWrites Spring …


Family Read Ypsi History Geocache Scavenger Hunt

Published: October 8, 2019

Ready to go on an adventure? Get a chance to explore historical Ypsilanti on the Family Read scavenger hunt! Collect all 6 tokens to win a special prize.


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Homework Help tips for Back-To-School season

Published: September 15, 2019

No need to stress this school year with YDL’s guide for back to school! We’ve got weekly tutoring sessions and many online resources to keep your grades up.


Everyone’s A Writer: Introducing Ypsi Writes

Published: September 5, 2019

Ypsi Writes will host drop-in hours at all YDL locations offering help with any type of writing, and present writing workshops where both experienced and aspiring writers can learn various forms, from memoirs to résumés to poetry.


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Curriculum Resources Available on

The Library of Michigan is excited to share information about a new support section available in the Educators area on! This section, called Curriculum Resources, sorts the MeL eResources by grade and subject. Each eResource has a page of support materials for that eResource which assists with customization at the local level. This includes: Instructions to add eResources to your own site Buttons for each eResource Two types of links: Direct URL and Geo-IP URL Where available from the vendors, links to downloadable promotional materials which can range from PDFs of flyers and bookmarks to embeddable videos. To access …