Ypsilanti District Library


Ypsilanti District Library creates and distributes self-care kits

Ypsilanti District Library creates and distributes self-care kits to help patrons relieve stress

While none of the Ypsilanti District Library's (YDL) buildings are open to the public, staff are trying to find creative ways to help patrons get through the COVID-19 pandemic, including providing themed, monthly self-care kits.

Since staff isn't spending much money on in-person events, some of YDL's existing program budget has been diverted to creating kits and similar projects.

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Ypsilanti District Library Services

  • Online Library Card Application- Patrons can now apply for a library card online

  • Student Accounts- The YDL can create an account for YCS students to utilize their digital resources.

  • Book Bundles- They are now providing them for general patrons 

  • Activity Kits for Kids and Teens- There are several supply kits that pair with Fall events, and activities at the YDL. They’re planning a constellations kit/event in the future that could pair with a virtual field trip. 

  • Roller Girl- YDL is partnering with Ann Arbor Roller Derby for weekly read-aloud of this graphic novel. There is also a friendship bracelet kit/activity that goes along with the book. Email Nicole Russell for more activities (nrussell@ypsilibrary.org)

  • Look Both Ways- This is the upcoming Community Reads book starting in October. There is an activity kit that goes along with it, and there will be weekly read aloud from the local Alpha Phi Alpha and Alpha Kappa Alpha alumni association.

  • Free Printing- There is a form to submit print jobs for free at the Michigan Ave, or Superior locations. Superior has 24-hr lockers you can pick up materials from.

  • Link to YDL Events and Activities

  • Link to YDL Curb Services