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Virtual Library Labs

Published: May 19, 2020

The first and third Tuesday of each month, tune in to watch Liz conduct a STEM activity from home. Learn science in the kitchen and more!  


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 …


Educational Resources for Teachers and Parents

Published: April 8, 2020

Many publishers and educational services have made their content free and openly available for teachers and for parents who are helping support their children’s learning at home during this period of social distancing. Click on any heading below to see our top picks for online educational resources. We will continue to revise content as we learn about new learning opportunities. READING Audible is offering free audiobooks for kids and teens and Open Culture has free audiobooks for all ages. Rivet is a free app for your phone or computer with leveled readers and games that build reading skills for lower …


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 …