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It’s a Winter Wonderland at YDL

Published: December 4, 2019

Pet a reindeer, make a sparkling craft, watch an ice carver, and sip on hot cocoa. Winter fun for the whole family!


It’s National Novel Writing Month!

Published: November 13, 2019

NaNoWriMo, or National Novel Writing Month, is well underway as we near the middle of the month. NaNoWriMo is a challenging yet rewarding undertaking, writing 50,000 words during the month of November. Started in 1999 by Christ Baty, hundreds of thousands of writers have attempted their novel. Some even “winning” and finishing their novel! Writers are tracked on NaNoWriMo’s website, where you can also find writing buddies, local and regional events, the dare machine, pep talks, and much more. If you have been trying to write that novel for the past one, two, or ten years, then join us! Angela …


Miracle Man by Tom King
2019 Eisner Award Winners

Published: October 22, 2019

Best Publication for Early Readers (up to age 8)–Johnny Boo and the Ice Cream Computer, by James Kochalka (Top Shelf/IDW) Best Publication for Kids (ages 9–12)–The Divided Earth, by Faith Erin Hicks (First Second) Best Publication for Teens (ages 13–17)–The Prince and the Dressmaker, by Jen Wang (First Second) Best Continuing Series 
Giant Days, by John Allison, Max Sarin and Julia Madrigal (BOOM! Box) Best Limited Series Mister Miracle, by Tom King and Mitch Gerads (DC) Best New Series Gideon Falls, by Jeff Lemire and Andrea Sorrentino (Image) Best Anthology–Puerto Rico Strong, edited by Marco Lopez, Desiree Rodriguez, Hazel Newlevant, Derek Ruiz, and Neil Schwartz (Lion Forge) …


Top Challenged Books of 2018

The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian Alexie, Sherman, 1966- Budding cartoonist Junior leaves his troubled school on the Spokane Indian Reservation to attend an all-white farm town school where the only other Indian is the school mascot. Find in catalog Thirteen Reasons Why Asher, Jay When high school student Clay Jenkins receives a box in the mail containing thirteen cassette tapes recorded by his classmate Hannah, who committed suicide, he spends a bewildering and heartbreaking night crisscrossing their town, listening to Hannah’s voice recounting the events leading up to her death. Find in catalog A Day in the …

Celebrate Banned Books Week

Published: September 23, 2019

Exercise your right to read whatever you want during Banned Books Week! Visit YDL-Whittaker this week for an interactive exhibit and read-aloud featuring banned and challenged books.


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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.


Visit the Renaissance Festival or Detroit Zoo with your Library Card!

Published: September 3, 2019

Summer is over, but there’s still plenty of fun to be had in Michigan. Your library card can unlock discounts on fall adventures!


Time Running Out to Keep Tuition Incentive Program Benefits!

Published: July 16, 2019

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE July 15, 2019 Deadline Fast Approaching for Low-Income Michigan Students to Apply for College Tuition Assistance Eligible Students from Class of 2019 Must Apply by Aug. 31, 2019 LANSING, Mich. – Time is running out for eligible individuals from the classes of 2015 and 2019 who have graduated with a high school diploma or equivalent to claim their Tuition Incentive Program (TIP) benefits, according to the Michigan Department of Treasury The grant program – commonly referred to as TIP – encourages eligible Medicaid recipients to complete high school by providing college tuition assistance. Eligible TIP students have …


What’s New at Your Local Parks?

Published: July 1, 2019

This article appeared in our summer 2019 edition of The Loop. This edition’s theme was Get Outside and included many opportunities to take advantage of the natural resources of the Ypsilanti area! Our parks listing features a few of the parks that have had major improvements this year, or that are featured as part of the Summer Challenge. Cherry Hill Nature Preserve 6375 Cherry Hill Road | Free Located just outside the city, the preserve has a 1.6 mile trail loop through rolling hills and wetlands that are perfect for birdwatching and enjoying nature. The boardwalk through the wetlands is …


Read, Learn, and WIN with the Summer Challenge!

Published: June 12, 2019

Challenge your mind! This all-summer, all-ages game lets you win awesome prizes for reading, going to educational events, and exploring the Ypsilanti community.