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Monthly Supply Packs, Podcasts, and Meetups

 

 

Free take-home activities and conversation starters for teens to de-stress, learn a skill, get creative, and be the change, all while engaging communally through meetups at the library and a monthly podcast. Click the button to sign up for a supply pack, then scroll down for a link to the podcast and more information!

THIS MONTH

HAPPY NEW YEAR!

Happy New Year!!! 2022 is finally here. The New Year is a great time for self-improvement, setting goals for yourself, and implementing healthy habits into your daily routine.

Use the supplies we put in this month’s pack and ideas from our web page to try something new this year. Enjoy!

New Years Page

Visit our Happy New Year! page to get ideas about setting goals and trying new things (with the help of the library!) in 2022. 

Listen to the Podcast

A new podcast is available each month. Listen to them all here!

Share your Experience

This pack’s newsletter was designed by Sophie. Scroll down to see the full pack team. We’d love to see how you’re using the packs. Fill out our form or upload a photo to show us!

INSIDE THE PACK

Piece by Piece: The story of Nisrin’s hijab by Priya Huq or Himwari House by Harmony Becker

Silly Band

Scrunchie

Fidget Toy

Mini Journal

YDL Pencil

Mini Calendar

Candy

Brain Teaser Cube

Fanny Pack

FIND US

TAG YOU'RE IT PODCAST

Find all the places to hear our teen-led discussion based podcast with themes related to the subscription packs.

YouTube

Videos of pack contents and another way to listen to the podcast.

MEET THE CREATORS

Wondering who is working behind the scenes on the project? Read more about the team of Ypsilanti youth who are curating the contents, chatting on the podcast, designing swag, planning events, and advertising everything.

MORE SUBSCRIPTION PACK THEMES

HAPPY NEW YEAR

SAFE SPACES

SNOW DAY

WHAT'S YOUR AESTHETIC

MORE ABOUT THE PACK PROJECT

Thanks to our amazing Teen Advisory Group who created a vision of a new way to serve our community during the pandemic and obtained funding by writing grants and pitching their idea, we are happy to be able to offer more themed monthly subscription packs and internships for teens during the 2021-2022 school year.

Want to be part of future projects? Sign up for the library’s Teen Advisory Group! We brainstorm what Ypsi teens need and want, then find ways to make our ideas come to life by planning events and writing grants. Contact teens@ypsilibrary.org for more information.

Launched in 2020, Generator Z is a teen-led initiative to reimagine the future of afterschool. More than 1,000 ‘Generators‘ from across Southeast Michigan and Western New York shared their afterschool experience and insight online. Afterschool providers stepped up with ideas to turn that teen insight into action. Over 90 providers across both regions received $4 million to bring their ideas to life in the next year and Ypsilanti District Library is one of them!

Generator Z is driven by teens and powered by Lakeshore Connections with support from the Ralph C. Wilson, Jr. Foundation. Learn more at www.generatorz.org.