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New catalog coming soon

Published: July 15, 2024

Upgrade coming! Catalog services unavailable August 13-21.

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Happy Pride Month from YDL!

Published: May 30, 2024

YDL is celebrating Pride Month by including Pride book displays at each of our branches. Read on to find more information about Pride Month and how you can participate.

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YDL-Superior Permanent Art Collection Call for Artists 2024

Published: May 15, 2024

Calling all artists: Submit a finished piece for consideration in the new Superior Branch’s art collection!

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Celebrate National Library Week with YDL!

Published: April 3, 2024

April 7-13 marks National Library Week 2024, a week dedicated to honoring libraries, library workers, and their impacts on their communities. This year’s theme is Ready, Set, Library!

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Get ready for the 2024 Family Read

Published: February 23, 2024

We are thrilled to announce Little Monarchs by Jonathan Case as this year’s Family Read.

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Superior branch art collection

Enjoy the new art being installed at the Superior branch

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September is National Library Card Sign-up Month!

Published: August 28, 2023

September is National Library Card Sign-Up Month

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“A Colorful Dream”

A family-friendly exhibition by contemporary fine art photographer Adrien Broom.

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Michigan Avenue branch closure updates

Published: July 28, 2023

The evening of July 1st, downtown Ypsilanti was pummeled with torrential rains. Streets filled with standing water and cars were stranded. Our historic Michigan Avenue branch was flooded inside as the roof drains were overwhelmed.

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YDL has developed a new strategic plan!

Published: June 1, 2023

YDL has unveiled its new strategic plan for 2023-2025.

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Hadha Baladuna: Arab American Narratives of Boundary and Belonging
Michigan Notable Authors visit YDL

Published: May 2, 2023

This year, the Michigan Avenue branch is a stop on the 2023 Michigan Notable Books tour!

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National Library week poster. "There's more to the story."
Celebrate National Library Week 2023!

Published: April 19, 2023

April 23-29 marks National Library Week 2023, a week dedicated to honoring libraries, library workers, and their impacts on their communities. This year’s theme is “There’s more to the Story.”

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Lisa Yee
2023 Family Read brings virtual visit from national award-winning author

Published: March 6, 2023

Lisa Yee, who has won multiple national awards for her writing, will pay a virtual visit in April to  Ypsilanti as part of the 2023 Ypsilanti District Library Family Read activities.

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Selection of 15 children's picture books
Bring YDL Storytimes home!

Published: February 28, 2023

If you haven’t attended a storytime at the new Superior Branch of the Ypsilanti District Library yet, you’re missing the chance to bring home a free book!

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Watercolor painting of the front of the Michigan Avenue Branch
Michigan Avenue Branch Turns 60!

Published: December 9, 2022

The library in Ypsilanti was founded over 150 years ago. For nearly half that time, the Michigan Avenue building has been part of its fabric. 

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Library Card Sign Up Month poster. It features Cara Mentzel and Idina Menzel, as well as a drawing of a mouse holding a library card
Discover what your YDL Card can do for you!

Published: September 13, 2022

This September, celebrate National Library Card Sign-Up Month by checking out all the perks that come with a YDL card, including our brand new Library of Things Collection.

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Fine free banner: text stating "No more fines, lots more: Wifi, library, storytime, ebooks,"
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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from the Evicted Exhibit. It shows a map of the United States and lists the number of evictions. The data is not discernible from the image.
Evicted Archive page

Rotating exhibitions are often on display at YDL-Whittaker and YDL-Michigan

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from the Evicted Exhibit. It shows a map of the United States and lists the number of evictions. The data is not discernible from the image.
See Evicted: The latest travelling exhibit at YDL

Published: February 1, 2022

Check out Evicted, the latest travelling exhibit at YDL-Whittaker.

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Quotes about how libraries empower
Get Your Library Card This September

Published: September 1, 2021

September is National Library Card Sign-Up Month

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