Friends of Ypsilanti District Library Re-Open Shop

Friday, August 1, 2008

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 Ypsilanti District Library has been undergoing some remodeling to make way for the addition of a coffee shop opening in the fall. That led to the re-location of the Friends Shop which is now conveniently placed adjacent to the check-out counter. Shelving space has almost doubled so browsing customers have even MORE choices.

Currently, the Friends Shop is open 28 hours a week on this schedule:
Monday 2-8 pm, Tuesday 6-8 pm, Wednesday 10-2 pm, Thursday 10-4 pm, Friday 10-2 pm, and Saturday 11-5 pm. Three times a year the Friends conduct an Overstock Sale over a weekend to distribute even more books to the community. The next big sale will take place September 19-21.

The Friends are a group of volunteers who collect, sort, price, and shelve donated used books to re-sell to the community at very reasonable prices. Books and other materials sold in the shop help raise funds to support YDL’s programs and facilities. In 2007, the Friends contributed over $33,000 to the library. Their donations help make sure children who finish their summer reading goals receive a free book to keep, underwrite special guest speakers, purchase special equipment, and much, much more.

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