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Help shape YDL’s future

Published: August 2, 2022

Be a part of our next steps forward!

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Welcome to Fine-Free

Published: May 31, 2022

Exciting news! Effective June 1, YDL will no longer charge fines for late materials.

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VISIONS Fair Showcases Disability Access Products and Services

Published: May 21, 2022

The 2022 VISIONS Vendor Fair takes place on Wednesday, June 8th from 11-4pm at the Ann Arbor District Library and features a variety of Michigan exhibitors who will demonstrate the latest products and services for the blind, visually impaired and physically disabled. Electronic readers, magnifiers, support services for the blind, Braille devices, library services, CCTVs, leader dogs, and transportation services are just a few of the many outstanding services and products that will be on display. The VISIONS Vendor Fair is presented by and is held at the downtown branch of the Ann Arbor District Library (which also serves as …

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YDL’s Senior Advisory Board keeps inspiring; seeks new members

Published: April 13, 2022

YDL’s Senior Advisory Board has been supporting and inspiring Ypsilanti’s older population since 2015, and they’re looking for new members to join the mission. 

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Housing Choice Voucher waiting list to open March 15, 2022

Published: February 25, 2022

Get help applying at the Library! If you are low-income and need assistance in paying your rent, consider applying for the Housing Choice Voucher program wait list. Generally, to be eligible, families must have income levels at or below the extremely low income limit set by HUD for county and family size. These limits vary; the limits for Washtenaw County can be found by clicking here. The Housing Choice Voucher waiting list program will open March 15, 2022 at 9am and close March 22, 2022, at 3pm. Applications must be submitted online. If you need help, please stop by YDL-Michigan …

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Accessibility Improvements to Libby

Published: December 20, 2021

YDL’s digital service Libby (Overdrive) has made some accessibility improvements to the Libby app. After partnering with the accessibility platform Fable, and based on research and direct feedback from users with visual, motor and cognitive disabilities there are several new updates that make the Libby app more accessible for all users. Check them out!

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Kanopy

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

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Get Your Library Card This September

Published: September 1, 2021

September is National Library Card Sign-Up Month

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YDL Reopening Plans: Staying safe and what to expect

Published: June 3, 2021

Welcome back! Learn how and when YDL is reopening safely.

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Online classes for older adults

Published: April 25, 2021

The Michigan Department of Health and Human Services and GetSetup-Michigan have online classes for older adults where you can get computer, fitness, and other help.

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Preservation Week 2021

Preservation Week 2021 The American Library Association established Preservation Week to connect communities through events, activities, and resources that highlight what we can do to preserve personal and shared collections. April 25-May 1 focuses on the ways to explore the many facets of preservation through YDL, in the community, and in the wider world. Saving Your Stuff gives tips to help you start preserving all sorts of items from film to LP records to paper. Ask Donia, a preservation specialist, your preservation questions! Preservation for Families offers ideas to get the whole family involved. Using Oral History to Tell Your …

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Visions 2020 Features Technology and Services for the Blind, Visually Impaired & Physically Disabled

Published: October 1, 2020

For several years, AADL and the State of Michigan’s Bureau of Services for Blind Persons have hosted the day-long event featuring the latest technology and services for the blind, visually impaired and physically disabled and 2020 is no different.  Visions 2020 will be entirely online starting at 9am on October 7.  Highlights include inspirational speaker Ingrid Ricks, learn about services for Michigan residents, and attend a technology talk with accessibility consultant J.J. Meddaugh. Find the full list of the day’s offerings at aadl.org/visions

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Help for Caregivers

Published: July 31, 2020

The Area Agency on Aging 1-B (AAA 1-B) has a new program to support family caregivers. Caregiver Coaching aims to smooth the way for family caregivers by providing them with a trained volunteer coach who can provide a listening ear, talk through care options, and provide access to resources the caregiver may need. Caregiver Coaching is free to family and informal caregivers (anyone who is caring for a spouse, sibling or other loved one). After the coach and caregiver are matched, they communicate by phone for a one-time consultation or ongoing support, at times that are convenient for the caregiver. …

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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 ypsilibrary.org/curbside.

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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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DIA at Home

Published: May 28, 2020

Are you an art lover?  The Detroit Institute of Arts partners with a wide range of regional non-profit organizations for weekly programming in the museum. Enjoy the work of those partners online through video, slideshows, images and more – from dance and music to artist demonstrations and community art projects.

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OLLI at U of M Offers Free Online Lectures

Published: April 13, 2020

Since in-person programming is suspended for now, the Osher Lifelong Learning Institute (OLLI) is offering free programming to the community. They are hosting 2-3 live-stream lectures per week, and have opened up their video catalog to the public during our stay at home order. Watch programs on history, civics, technology, politics, art, and health, including a lecture by Dr. Lona Mody on COVID-19.  Go to the OLLI site  and then click on Video Catalog at the top of the page. Check out their long list of distinguished lecturers on timely topics or for pure enjoyment, to stimulate your lifelong learning.

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Income Taxes during Covid-19

Published: March 16, 2020

Covid-19 has severely impacted our patrons getting their taxes done through the dependable AARP Tax Aide volunteers. In addition to the library being closed temporarily, AARP has also suspended the Tax Aide program indefinitely. While our hope is that things will get back to normal, here are some suggestions and resources in the meantime: ***UPDATE 3/20/20: The federal filing deadline has been extended to July 15 for individual returns, including self-employed individuals, and all entities other than C-Corporations, such as trusts or estates.  For more information see IRS press release.  No extensions need to be filed. If you are getting …

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