Monday, November 4, 2013

Ann Arbor & Ypsilanti Library Secrets - Free Play Tickets?

There are more than just books to check out at the Ann Arbor District Library (AADL) and Ypsilanti District Library (YDL).  

Downtown Ann Arbor branch of the Ann Arbor District Library.
Did you know they have a large assortment of framed pictures you can check out on the third floor of the Ann Arbor downtown library?  They also have one of the largest Anime libraries for teens and have free monthly workshops on how to draw anime by local artist.  You can also download ebooks or audiobooks from both libraries to read on your Computer, Kindle, iPhone, iPad, Android, other devices.

Other great stuff you can borrow from the library:

  • Michigan Activity Pass -There are 60 participating institutions at the Michigan Activity Pass website. You can print out complimentary or reduced price admission for events.  For example, residents can get a free ticket for shows at the Performance Network Theatre or free entance to the Michigan Firehouse Museum. (AADL/YDL)
  • Musical Tools/Electronic Instruments - These are fun for all ages!  They are easily found by the check out desk at the Main Ann Arbor Branch.  Check out the Hapi Drum or the Stylophone & Stylophone Beatbox. (AADL)
  • International Language Collection -  The collection contains both adult fiction and nonfiction currently available in Arabic, Chinese (Traditional and Simplified), French, German, Hindi, Japanese, Korean, Portuguese, Russian, Spanish, and Tamil. The collection is located on the 2nd floor of the Whittaker Branch, although you can request for book to be sent other YDL branches (YDL). 
  • Ebooks and Audio Books from Ypsilanti and Ann Arbor Libraries- Just download your favorite books and keep it for a period of time to read.  Never get late fees! (AADL/YDL)
  • Telescopes and other Science Tools - Take a moment to view Saturn and Mars or just gaze up into the Milky Way thanks to AADL!
Check out other neat things you can borrow from the Ann Arbor District Library and the Ypsilanti District Library

Ypsilanti District Library offers great programs and events for children, teens, and adults. Take the time to view the YDL calendar.  They also have opportunities for teens to volunteer at the library and receive after school tutoring. Visit one of the branches listed below:                                                                                                        picture from YDL website

Ypsilanti Disrict Library
5577 Whittaker Road
Ypsilanti, MI 48197
(734) 482-4110

229 West Michigan Avenue
Ypsilanti, MI 48197
(734) 482-4110

8795 MacArthur Blvd
Ypsilanti, MI 48198
(734) 482-4110, ext. 1391

Visit YDL for Library Hours

Ann Arbor District Library offers great programs and events for children, teens, and adults.   There are many computer and second language classes available for adults at all the branches.  Take the time to view the AADL calendar.  Visit one of the branches listed below:
    Main Branch - Downtown Ann Arbor
Ann Arbor District Library
Visit AADL for Library Hours

AADL-Main Branch
Downtown Ann Arbor
343 South 5th Ave
Ann Arbor, MI 48104
(734) 327-4200

AADL-West Branch‎
2503 Jackson Ave
Ann Arbor, MI 48103
(734) 327-4200

AADL- Pittsfield Branch‎
2359 Oak Valley Drive
Ann Arbor, MI 48103
(734) 327-4200

AADL- Traverwood Branch‎
3333 Traverwood Drive
Ann Arbor, MI 48105
(734) 327-4200

AADL- Malletts Creek Branch‎
3090 East Eisenhower Parkway
Ann Arbor, MI 48108
(734) 327-4200

There are just too many reasons why you should visit your local library.  We didn't even mention the Friends Book Shop where you can donate or purchase used books all year round, at Ann Arbor's downtown library. Also, check out all the great Children Storytime options  at YDL!!

Please share with us what you enjoy about your library.

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