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Kids & Parents

Learn, imagine, discover, create!

Find books, websites, homework help, and fun activities that inspire learning, spark curiosity and discovery, and connect kids and parents in the Ypsilanti community to each other and library resources. For kids 5 and under, check out the Little Ones page!

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Apps for Kids Ages 5-12

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Recommended Apps

Book Club Kits

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Multiple copies of great books with discussion prompts

Book Groups

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Current monthly book groups at YDL

Family Read

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A Community Read for kids & families

Homework Help

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In-person or online

Sensory Play Kits

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Toys designed for people with sensory difficulties

Spring Challenge

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Read, Learn, Explore

Summer Challenge

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Read, Learn, Explore

Tween Advisory Board

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Plan library activities.

Book Lists

Books and Prompts for Elementary Writers

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A book list for elementary writers curated by Claire Stano and Sheena Crenshaw of 826michigan. Check out the book, read, then use the prompts below to write your own story! Crown: An Ode to the Fresh Cut Barnes, Derrick D. author. Write a detailed desc …

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Bullying

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Learn to stand up for yourself, recognize your own bullying behavior, and understand what it means to be kind through these books, recommended for ages 3-8.

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Childhood Resilience

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Find books that tie in with YDL’s newest exhibit, The Power of Children, in this list. These are stories of children who faced adversity unflinchingly.

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Great Family Read Alouds

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Read aloud as a family, even after your kids learn to read! Kids can comprehend at a higher level than they can read, so keep reading aloud to build vocabulary and enjoy an unplugged activity together.

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Grief & Loss

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Books that can help you talk about death, loss, and grieving with a child ages 3-8.

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Kids Books About Gardening

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Learn all about gardening in these nonfiction books for kids. It’s Our Garden: From Seeds to Harvest in a School Garden Ancona, George A portrait of a community garden, showing how citizens work together. Find in catalog A Seed is Sleepy Aston, D …

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Maker and STEM Books for Kids

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Learn and create at home with hands-on activities detailed in these books. Fun for the entire family!

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Multicultural Books for Kids 7-12

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Books allow kids to see characters like themselves, or get a glimpse into other people’s lives. Both are important in today’s world!

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