Due to plumbing problems, YDL-Michigan is closed Saturday, March 31. YDL-Whittaker and YDL-Superior are open until 6pm. We apologize for the inconvenience.  »

  PUBLIC MEETING NOTICE BOARD OF TRUSTEES YPSILANTI DISTRICT LIBRARY       PLEASE TAKE NOTICE that the Board of Trustees of the Ypsilanti District Library, Washtenaw County,... »

Each year, county libraries team up to promote reading and civic dialogue through the shared experience of reading a common book. This year’s selection is Homegoing by Yaa Gyasi. It begins in... »

The more words children hear in their early years, the easier it is to learn to read and write when they start kindergarten. Unfortunately, children from lower-income families hear far fewer words... »

We are disappointed to announce that the planned visit with Congressman John Lewis on September 21 have been cancelled. Congressman Lewis had planned to give a talk about his graphic novel series,... »

The facade at YDL-Whittaker will be re-tiled starting September 15, 2017. During construction, patrons will need to use an alternative entry and exit as marked. The construction is expected to take... »

PUBLIC MEETING NOTICE BOARD OF TRUSTEES YPSILANTI DISTRICT LIBRARY     PLEASE TAKE NOTICE that the Board of Trustees of the Ypsilanti District Library, Washtenaw County, Michigan, has... »

NO eclipse glasses are available until the viewing parties begin at 1pm. Our remaining glasses are reserved for people who are attending the viewing events.   Eclipse Mania has eclipsed the... »

For Immediate Release: June 1, 2017 For more information contact: Julianne Smith, Assistant Director Ypsilanti District Library 734-879-1301   Coney Island Exhibit... »

Summer Challenge 2017   Pre-Registration has begun for the 2017 Summer Challenge. Sign up at, then come by one of our libraries to pick up your signup prize! Start... »

Creative Teens Take Action Toolkits for creative projects now available to teens at the Ypsilanti District Library View photos from the launch party » Many people think of the library as a... »

FOR RELEASE                       February 28, 2017 CONTACT Gillian Ream Gainsley Communications Coordinator Ypsilanti District Library (... »

SPEAKER APPLICATIONS ARE NOW CLOSED. Please stay tuned for our speakers to be announced! Event registration opens March 1.   For immediate release: January 31, 2017 Contact: Gillian Ream... »

YDL-Superior, located at 8795 MacArthur Boulevard, is open for business again! The location had been closed for two weeks for renovations. The reconfigured space will make room for more computers and... »


40 years ago, Historian and EMU Professor A.P. Marshall interviewed dozens of leaders in Ypsilanti’s African American community, seeking to preserve the stories and struggles of a generation... »

YDL-Michigan, located at 229 W. Michigan Avenue, is closed for the remainder of the day due to loss of water service. We hope to reopen at our regular time on Saturday. »

The 11th annual Noise Permit Teen Concert will take the stage as part of the Ypsilanti Heritage Festival on Saturday, August 27, 2016. This show has been assembled by teens for teens in previous... »

The Ypsilanti District Library is currently soliciting proposals from experienced vendors who are interested in operating a cafe inside the Whittaker Road Library, located at 5577 Whittaker Road. We... »

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE August 11, 2016 For more information contact: Gillian Ream Gainsley Communications Coordinator 734-879-1303   Ride Buses Free on Fridays in... »

Ypsilanti District Library Partners with Hoopla Digital to Give Patrons Online and Mobile Access to Free Movies, Music, eBooks and More   Library card holders can instantly explore, borrow and... »

POSTED: Wednesday, June 8, 2016 SPECIAL PUBLIC MEETING NOTICE BOARD OF TRUSTEES YPSILANTI DISTRICT LIBRARY   The regularly scheduled meeting of the Board of Trustees of the Ypsilanti District... »

On Friday June 10, all YDL locations will be closed for staff training. We apologize for any inconvenience.  »

  FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE May 30, 2016 CONTACT Gillian Ream Gainsley                    ... »

SPECIAL PUBLIC MEETING NOTICE BOARD OF TRUSTEES YPSILANTI DISTRICT LIBRARY   PLEASE TAKE NOTICE that the Board of Trustees of the Ypsilanti District Library, Washtenaw County, Michigan, have... »

The portion of Whittaker Road directly in front of the library is being resurfaced. The construction area will be active on Friday, May 20 and Tuesday, May 24. The library is still accessible from... »

Zinio Digital Magazines added to Ypsilanti Library Collection May 1, 2016   Ypsilanti Library patrons can now download over 100 magazines onto any digital device through the online service Zinio... »

The Board of Trustees of the Ypsilanti District Library has approved a closure of all locations on Friday, June 10 for the purposes of staff training. All YDL Locations will be closed on that day. We... »

Thank you to everyone who participated in the Friends of YDL "Book Bingo" reading promotion! Readers took on the challenge, reading books in different categories until they could complete... »

National Library Week Celebrate libraries and support YDL April 10-16   Eat at Haab's Sunday, April 10 Haab's Restaurant (18 W. Michigan Ave) has generously offered to donate 10% of... »

LANDSCAPE PAINTING EXHIBIT OPENS APRIL 6 Ypsilanti Library among Eight Humanities Grantees in Michigan   A nationally touring art exhibit will open at the Ypsilanti District Library’s... »

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE CONTACT Gillian Ream Gainsley Communications Coordinator Ypsilanti District Library (734) 879-1303 TEDxYDL Speakers Announced   Ten speakers... »

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE                      January 5, 2016                      ... »

The Navigator  bookmobile will be off the road from Friday, December 18 through Sunday, January 3. We will be back on the road on January 4. If you have placed an item on hold to be picked up on... »

Some patrons have been experiencing issues with not recieving courtesy emails, including reminders for items that are due soon and notifications about items you may have requested. We know that many... »

The Michigan eLibrary (MeL) allows our patrons to get books from dozens of other libraries across Michigan. If we don't have a book or DVD that you are looking for in our collection, you can... »

    UPDATE: MeLCat service has been restored as of December 14, 2015. Thank you for your patience! The Michigan eLibrary (MeL) and Inter library loan services (MeLCat) will be undergoing... »

PRESS RELEASE For Immediate Release October 26, 2015 Contact:  Lisa Hoenig, YDL Director                  734.482.4110 x1300   YPSILANTI... »

Art at center of Día de los muertos celebration Printmaker Daniel Gonzalez uses art to bridge the divide between the U.S. and Mexico Throughout Mexico and Latin America, the day of the dead, or... »

September 8, 2015 Contact:  Gillian Gainsley, Communications Coordinator, Ypsilanti District Library, (734)879-1303 Statewide Contacts:    Martin Ackley, Director of Public and... »

The Navigator Bookmobile is undergoing repairs and will not be available to make its rounds on Thursday, Sept. 3. We hope to have the Bookmobile up and running again when we return from the holiday... »

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE August 14, 2015 CONTACT Gillian Ream Gainsley Communications Coordinator Ypsilanti District Library (734) 879-1303 Ypsilanti District Library... »

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE August 10, 2015 CONTACT: Jodi Krahnke, Ypsilanti District Library, 734-482-4110 x1322 Colleen O’Brien, Ozone House, 734... »

SPECIAL PUBLIC MEETING NOTICE BOARD OF TRUSTEES YPSILANTI DISTRICT LIBRARY   PLEASE TAKE NOTICE that the Board of Trustees of the Ypsilanti District Library, Washtenaw County, Michigan, has... »

The air conditioning is fully operational and cooling the building! We appreciate the patience of our patrons and staff as this issue was resolved.  All library locations provide important... »

Ruth Ozeki's award-winning novel "A Tale for the Time Being" has been chosen as the Ann Arbor/Ypsilanti Reads book selection for 2015. Ozeki will appear at the annual Ann Arbor/... »

On October 30th, the Ypsilanti District Library presented a special kickoff event for our Graphic Medicine Collection featuring "Comic Nurse" MK Czerwiec. She discussed the surprising ways... »

Our website is undergoing updates today, November 4, 2014. The catalog will remain up and running, but the event calendar and some other areas of the site may experience some downtime. Thank you for... »

We're gearing up for the annual Ann Arbor-Ypsilanti reads event! A selection committee is choosing between two finalist books. Both selections are novels that feature young women protagonists.... »

Starting Sunday, August 24, bus service is available to YDL-Whittaker as part of the AAATA expansion! As of Sunday, library users will see the following changes: You can ride the #46 to YDL-... »

The Ypsilanti District Library is one of 2,300 libraries and bookstores across the U.S. that are participating in World Book Night. Celebrated each year on April 23 (Shakespeare's Birthday), the... »

Due to severe weather, YDL will have a delayed opening on Tuesday, January 28. All locations will open at 1pm. We apologize for any inconvenience. Stay safe and warm! »

YDL has recently learned that LiveMocha has been acquired by another company and will not be available after December 31. Stay tuned for an announcement about a replacement service. We apologize for... »

For Immediate Release: October 30, 2013 Free Child ID Kits Protect Children in Case of Emergency Of the thousands of children that go missing each year, more than 97% are brought home safely. The... »

The Ypsilanti District Library community mourns the passing of beloved librarian and co-worker, Miriam (Mimi) Chapman. In her 33 years of service at the Library, Mimi served as an Adult Services... »

Due to a power outage, YDL-Whittaker has closed for the remainder of the day [9-14-13]. Both YDL-Michigan and YDL-Superior are open today until 6p. We hope to reopen YDL-Whittaker tomorrow. »

Got Fines?  Ypsilanti District Library Amnesty Week: September 8-15   Do you have outstanding library fines? This is the week to search through your bookshelves and couch cushions for... »

The Ypsilanti District Library (YDL) and the Ann Arbor (MI) Chapter of The Links, Inc. are pleased to announce a collaborative effort to keep African-American children and teens involved in reading... »

The Navigator will be off the road Wednesday, June 12 and Thursday, June 13 for routine maintenace.  It is expected to resume its regular schedule on Monday, June 17.  Any holds remaining... »

This summer the Michigan Recreation and Park Association (MRPA), in partnership with Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan (BCBSM) and the Michigan Department of Natural Resources (DNR) present the MI... »

The Ypsilanti District Library (YDL) was honored to receive the news that two of YDL’s public relations pieces were selected for recognition in this year’s Best of Show Awards competition... »

The Ypsilanti District Library in historic downtown Ypsilanti provides exemplary services to many teens because of its dynamic programming, caring staff, and its proximity to nearby neighborhoods.... »

ALL YDL locations will be closed Sunday, May 26 & Monday, May 27 in observance of Memorial Day. Regular hours of operation will resume Tuesday, May 28. »

On Sunday, May 5 from 2-3 pm, YDL-Whittaker will celebrate world laughter day with host Carolyn Christopher from The Laughter Project in Ann Arbor.  The mission and goal of Laughter Yoga is to... »

The Library Network (TLN), the Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS), the Library of Michigan Foundation, and CultureSource announced the "Michigan Activity Pass presented by The... »

The Ypsilanti District Library joins libraries in schools, campuses, and communities nationwide in celebrating National Library Week (April 14-20, 2013). First sponsored in 1958, National... »

YDL is proud to present our Get Inspired! fundraiser: an evening of jazz! Join us on Friday, April 12 at 7p as the YDL-Whittaker community room is transformed into a lively jazz club. Guests... »

The Ypsilanti District Library (YDL) and Eastern Michigan University (EMU) Library have been selected to receive the Muslim Journeys Bookshelf from the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) and... »

The Ypsilanti District Library is joining groups from all over the country in doing something about childhood hunger.  Starting Tuesday, January 29 from 1-3 pm, YDL-Whittaker will offer FREE... »

  PLEASE TAKE NOTICE that the Board of Trustees of the Ypsilanti District Library, Washtenaw County, Michigan, has scheduled the Annual Meeting for 2013.  All interested citizens are... »

The Ypsilanti District Library will be honoring Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.’s life and legacy on Monday, January 21 with entertainment and activities.  Starting at 1:30 pm at YDL-Michigan... »

The Ypsilanti District Library has received a competitive grant in the amount of $5,250 from the State of Michigan’s Council for Arts and Cultural Affairs (MCACA).  Grant funds will... »

If you’ve ever wondered what it’s like to be a published writer, you can attend one of the many events at the Ypsilanti District Library where they host authors.  Or, you might ask... »

In response to the horrific event in Newtown, CT, YDL librarian and parenting book reviewer Julianne Smith has created a list of recommended titles for parents and professionals who are in a position... »

YDL's award-winning Ypsi Song Fest returns this week for its 6th year! Click here for more information» »

All YDL locations will be closed Friday, September 14 for a staff in-service. Regular hours will resume Saturday, September 15. »

Parlez-vous français? ¿Hablas español? Mówisz polską? Have you always wanted to learn another language? If so, the Ypsilanti District Library can now be your resource for exploring the world... »

The Ypsilanti District Library in cooperation with Whole Foods and the Ypsilanti Food Co-Op will present the acclaimed documentary Vanishing of the Bees on Wednesday, July 25 at 6:15 pm at YDL-... »

Legendary rock-and-roll icon Mitch Ryder will discuss and sign his new autobiography, Devils & Blue Dresses: My Wild Ride as a Rock and Roll Legend, on Thursday, June 21, at 7 p.m. at YDL-... »

The Navigator will be off the road from May 28-June 5 for the Memorial Day holiday and scheduled maintenance. The regular route will resume June 6. Contact the Navigator staff at 482-4110, ext. 1316... »

“Through drawing, design and creative thinking and writing I strive to create work that sticks in the mind like an unforgettable melody.” Allan Drummond, Illustrator The Ypsilanti... »

Spend a lazy day with a good book in the great outdoors compliments of the Michigan Department of Natural Resources, the Library of Michigan, and the Ypsilanti District Library. This is the fourth... »

The Wartime Escape:  Margret and H.A. Rey’s Journey from France opened March 26 at the Ypsilanti District Library, 5577 Whittaker Road.  More than three generations of Americans have... »

In celebration of National Poetry Month and National Library Week, the Ypsilanti District Library is proud to present poet Billy Collins on Thursday, April 12 at 7 pm at Washtenaw Community College... »

The Ypsilanti District Library is pleased to introduce our community to two ONLINE resources for children and their families: Muzzy Online, a language course, and Tumblebooks, a read-aloud storybook... »

Everyone is invited to celebrate YDL-Whittaker’s 10th birthday on Friday, January 27 from 3-5 pm in the front lobby.  On Sunday, January 27, 2002, the Whittaker Road facility at 5577... »

Due to safety concerns, YDL-Whittaker is closed for the duration of the evening. YDL-Michigan remains open. We apologize for the inconvenience. »

The 10th annual Ann Arbor/Ypsilanti Reads Event will be held on Thursday, January 19 at Towsley Auditorium at Washtenaw Community College.  The event focuses on the 2012 Ann Arbor/Ypsilanti... »

YDL has received word that our eBook & eAudiobook supplier, Overdrive, has had changes in the type of content they can offer from Penguin Books. Currently, no Penguin titles are available for... »

YDL-Superior is closed Wednesday, November 9, due to a power outage. We apologize for the inconvenience. »

The Ypsilanti District Library is excited to announce that its eBook collection is now compatible with the world’s bestselling eBook reader, the Amazon® Kindle. Patrons can now download... »

  After four years, the Museum Adventure Pass is taking a break. The program that allows library patrons no-cost access to some of the area’s most interesting cultural spots through their... »

Wonder why your utility bill keeps rising? Trying to guess which of your appliances could be the culprit? Eliminate the guess work by checking out a Kill-A-Watt™ meter from the Ypsilanti... »

YDL's Summer Reading Program will end Saturday, August 20. Remember to turn in your reading logs by Saturday at 6pm to get some amazing prizes. Celebrate your accomplishments with us at the... »

All YDL locations will be closed Monday, July 4, in observance of Independence Day. Cheer for the Navigator in the Ypsilanti Independence Parade, or march along with us if you'd like! Regular... »

Tee up for Ypsilanti with the U & I Charity Golf Outing! Bruce and Kay Yu, owners of U & I Cleaners, will host their third charity golf outing Saturday, June 25 at Eagle Crest Golf Course.... »

For the third year, YDL is participating in Park and Read through the Michigan Department of Natural Resources. Check out a park pass and a great book at any YDL location and enjoy the great outdoors... »

The Ypsilanti District Library is now your download destination for eBooks and eAudiobooks through OverDrive.  YDL's website is open 24/7 so you can browse, check out, and download over 2000... »

All YDL locations will be closed Monday, May 30 in observance of Memorial Day. Regular hours will resume Tuesday, May 31.  »

  Libraries are places for new beginnings. Whether you are getting your first library card, learning new computer skills or planning a trip, the library is the place where your story begins.... »

In celebration of National Library Week, Sunday, April 10 through Saturday, April 16, 2011, the Ypsilanti District Library will have an Amnesty Week to encourage patrons to return their long overdue... »

The Morning News presents the 7th annual Tournament of Books—a tongue-in-cheek alternative to N.C.A.A.’s March Madness.  Each spring, 16 of the most celebrated (not necessarily the... »

“Art is the heart's explosion on the world. There is probably no more powerful force for change in this uncertain and crisis-ridden world than young people and their art. It is the... »

The Ypsilanti District Library is no stranger to sharing resources with other libraries through interlibrary loan whereby patrons may borrow materials that they want from other libraries. However,... »

The Navigator will not go out on its evening route tonight, Thursday, February 10. Affected stops are: Huron Heights Edith Hefley Park Owendale & Cross Dexter & Eastlawn Witmire &... »

February is Love Your Library Month! Haab’s Restaurant at 18 W. Michigan Avenue in historic downtown Ypsilanti is helping the Library celebrate by offering a Dine for YDL Dollars event on... »

Due to the weather, all locations of YDL are closed Wednesday, February 2, 2011. Stay safe and warm! »

YDL will be closed the following days in observance of the Christmas and New Year's holidays: Friday, December 24, 2010 Saturday, December 25, 2010 Sunday, December 26, 2010 Friday, December 31,... »

The Ypsilanti District Library is looking for clicks!  The Library is in the running to receive a $25,000 grant from thePepsi Refresh Project for its YDL-Michigan Avenue Teen Zone. The Project... »

Here are YDL's special hours for the Thanksgiving holiday: Wednesday, November 24 All locations close at 5pm YDL-Superior is open from 1-5 pm The Navigator is off the road Thursday, November 25... »

The Ann Arbor Transportation Authority (TheRide) is asking for your ideas to help create a vision for the future of public transportation in Washtenaw County.  A series of 20 public meetings... »

How much money do you save by borrowing books, movies, and music instead of purchasing them? What's the value of all the free library programs you attend? Click here to find out!   View... »

Help the Ypsilanti District Library plan for the future and be entered to WIN a $25 gift certificate for a local business of your choice. The Library is developing a strategic plan for the next 3-5... »

All locations of the Ypsilanti District Library will be closed Friday, September 24 for an annual staff in-service. We will reopen with regular hours on Saturday, September 25. »

The Friends of the Ypsilanti District Library announce the coming of their grand weekend used book sale on September 16, 17, 18 and 19.  The Friends are a group of committed volunteers who help... »

The Ypsilanti District Library will be hosting Nancy Makin, author of 703: How I Lost More than a Quarter Ton and Gained a Life, on Wednesday, September 15 at 7 pm at YDL-Whittaker.  Nancy is an... »

Welcome to the new! We have designed this site with our community in mind. Look for new features such as: Staff recommendations email & RSS subscriptions of events and new... »

YDL is very pleased to announce that the popular library interloan program, MeLCat, is now available at YDL. MeLCat is a statewide service uniting communities in sharing materials among Michigan... »

The Ypsilanti District Library announces that effective February 1, 2010, new fees will be implemented. The first change is for videos and DVDs received after their due date. Audio-visual media are... »

The Earned Income Tax Credit, or EITC, can make life a little easier for workers struggling to make ends meet in today’s tight economy—up to $5,600, or more, easier. Yet, IRS estimates... »

Last year, Macy's raised over $9,500,000 for charities across America on a single day. This year's date is Saturday, October 17. How does it work? Each participating library or charity sells... »

The Ypsilanti District Library is pleased to present an Artists’ Reception on Sunday, September 27 from 2 - 4 pm at our YDL-Whittaker Road location at 5577 Whittaker Road. Since YDL-Whittaker... »

YDL was one of six libraries feted at a reception July 13 in Chicago for its public relations efforts. Publisher H.W. Wilson, sponsor of the John Cotton Dana Award and the reception, provides a $5,... »

Dear Navigator and Big Blue Patrons, Since the launching of the Navigator in February 2008, the Ypsilanti District Library has been proud to serve our community with two bookmobiles. With the... »

The Ypsilanti District Library presents Wrapped In Pride: Ghanaian Kente and African American Identity from March 25 to April 30, 2009 at YDL-Whittaker Road. Historically, kente—the cloth of... »

YDL is pleased to share a lovely work of art with our community. “Up From Africa to America” is a unique quilted wall hanging which depicts the African American experience from slavery to... »

YDL-Whittaker now has a circulating collection of children’s poetry, fiction, board and picture books in Braille. Among the titles are Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone, by J.K.... »

In these times of expensive gas, increasing costs for travel, and high mortgage payments, where can people still find a great value? The answer: their library. This summer, the Ypsilanti District... »

The Friends of the Ypsilanti District Library are proud to announce the re-opening of the Friends Shop on Friday, August 1 at 10 am in its new location within the library at 5577 Whittaker Road. The... »

What compels people to dance? What fuels the choreographer’s creative vision? Why do most dancers devote their entire lives to this art form? Many artists refer to a spirit within that defines... »

The Ypsilanti District Library now has two bookmobiles on the road providing service to those who find it difficult to come to our bricks-and-mortar locations. YDL’s bookmobiles are mobile mini... »

As a special holiday gift to the community, the Ypsilanti District Library at 229 West Michigan Avenue will be open on Sunday, December 2 from 1-5 pm in support of the Ypsilanti Meals on Wheels... »

YDL is pleased to announce its participation in the Museum Adventure Pass Program, presented by Macy’s. The program is a partnership between 162 metro area libraries and 25 area museums. It... »

YDL invites all song lovers and songwriters—aspiring and seasoned— to join us as we celebrate the craft of songwriting the weekend of October 19, 20, and 21, 2007 at the Ypsilanti... »

Library hours don’t have to stop you from picking up your library materials. Beginning August 6, 2007, your library materials can be waiting for you in a secure locker located at any Ypsilanti... »

The Ypsilanti District Library took home a prestigious award for YDL’s 2005 Annual Report titled “A Lasting Impression” which featured YDL’s art collection in a postcard... »

On the afternoon of May 25, 2007, Ypsilanti District Library - Whittaker will host the TRACES' Bus-eum traveling exhibit titled Vanished: German-American Civilian Internment, 1941-48. This... »

The Ypsilanti District Library has implemented new hours of operation. Public hours for the library are now 9 am - 9 pm Monday through Thursday with weekend hours remaining unchanged (Friday and... »

The Ypsilanti District Library launched its interim branch, YDL-Superior, in Superior Township at the end of February to an appreciative community. Starting May 1, a story time for preschoolers will... »

Join the Ypsilanti District Library - Whittaker Road on Sunday, April 29 from 1:30-4:30 p.m. as we recognize the traditional day of celebrating children in Latin America and promote literacy for... »

Beginning May 1, YDL-Whittaker will offer patrons a new type of audiobook called the Playaway. A Playaway is half the size of a deck of cards and holds 6-24 hours of audio, usually a single title.... »

As part of the 2007 Ann Arbor/Ypsilanti Reads, the Ypsilanti District Library will present an appearance by Ira Glass of National Public Radio in “Radio Stories and Other Stories.” The... »

“Big Blue,” the Ypsilanti District Library’s bookmobile, now has a wireless Internet connection for its circulation computer making it easier for patrons to check-out, check-in and... »

The Ypsilanti District Library is pleased to announce that it will open its new interim location in Superior Township Saturday, February 24, 2007. YDL - Superior is located at 8975 MacArthur Blvd. (... »

The Ypsilanti District Library will provide free Internet access points or “hot spots” for users with personal portable computers or devices capable of receiving wireless signals. This... »

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October/November 2017 New & On Order DVD/Blu-ray
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