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Volunteers prepare for Ypsi PRIDE Day
By Mark Tower
May. 13, 2010   ·   7:09 a.m.

Volunteers and W.H. Canon employees plant flowers in Depot Town while Ypsilanti resident Mike Labadie repairs the planter's brick work on Ypsi PRIDE Day last year.

Each year, residents in and around the city of Ypsilanti carry on a tradition started by a group of community members enrolled in a city leadership program, a sort...read more

Bicycles zoom as flowers bloom
By Citizen staff
Apr. 30, 2010   ·   2:11 p.m.

Riders from last year's spring ride come in after a long trip. Bike Ypsi’s 2010 Spring Ride and Festival is from 10 a.m. - 2 p.m. Sunday at Recreation Park (1015 Congress Street).

The weather has turned, the trees are budding and the flowers are popping out of the ground; time for a cruise through town. But don’t be so quick to hop in the...read more

Sheriff Clayton visits Ypsilanti Township
By Mark Tower
Apr. 29, 2010   ·   12:59 p.m.

Ypsilanti Township resident Kathleen Hanadel takes notes as her and other residents attempt to asses WCSO services Tuesday evening at a community forum held at the township's community center.

About 50 Ypsilanti Township residents gave the Washtenaw County Sheriff Office their input about law enforcement in the community Tuesday evening.

The information...read more

Local photographer raising funds for Ypsi Project exhibit
By Adrienne Ziegler
Apr. 20, 2010   ·   2:20 a.m.

Ypsilanti resident Nicholas Beltsos his grandson Demetrios were photographed by Project Ypsi photographer Erica Hampton during a bike ride she took Monday. A former EMU economics professor, Beltsos and his family moved to Ypsi from Dearborn in 1967.

Ypsilanti has many faces, and Erica Hampton wants to share a few of them with you.

Over the past year, Hampton created the The Ypsi Project, a series of portraits...read more

Savoy taking shape as live music venue
By Dan DuChene
Apr. 17, 2010   ·   2:38 p.m.

Local funk band Third Coast Kings play in Ypsilanti's newest live music venue, Savoy, Friday night.

Ypsilanti's newest concert venue is preparing for its grand opening weekend April 23, more than a month after its soft opening March 13.

Formerly Club Divine,...read more

Ypsilanti celebrates National Bookmobile Day

Ypsilanti District Library's Navigator, pictured here, cruises around town Monday through Thursday every week. YDL is celebrating National Bookmobile Day next Wednesday with several activities. Photo by YDL

Ypsilanti District Library's Navigator, pictured here, cruises around town Monday through Thursday every week. YDL is celebrating National Bookmobile Day next Wednesday with several activities.
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District Library offers free books, crafts next Wednesday

By Citizen Staff
Apr. 6, 2010    ·    2:44 p.m.

Personalized library service delivered directly to your neighborhood isn’t something that’s hard to come by in Ypsilanti.

That’s why the Ypsilanti District Library is helping to celebrate National Bookmobile Day April 14.

YDL’s “Navigator” – a 36-foot-long cruiser carrying more than 3,000 books, movies, CDs and magazines – will spend the day at Washtenaw County HeadStart, hosting preschool classes for 30-minute storytimes. Special guest readers will come on board to share stories with the students.

In the evening, the Navigator will go on its Wednesday route. Anyone who comes on board will receive a free book to keep and craft activities will also be available.

The event is part of National Library Week and is sponsored by the American Library Association, the Association for Bookmobile and Outreach Services and the Association for Rural and Small Libraries.

Mary Garboden, head of outreach services at YDL, said YDL’s Navigator is “well-loved” in the community.

“One of the greatest things about [the bookmobile] is it introduces young people to the library,” she said. “It’s a way to introduce a love of reading and a love of the library at a very young age.”

The Navigator hosts an average of 50 school classes per month and makes 20 neighborhood stops weekly. In addition to a wide variety of library materials, the YDL Navigator provides two computers with Internet access and a seating area.

The Navigator’s Wednesday route:
4:00-4:40 p.m. – Willow Run Middle School
4:50-5:30 p.m. – Rue Vendome
5:40-6:20 p.m. – Forest & Bagley
6:30-7:10 p.m. – Oak St. & Maple Ct.
7:20-8:00 p.m. – Maplewood & Oaklawn

On the Web
Ypsilanti District Library
Ypsilanti's Weekly Bookmobile Route
National Library Week

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