COMPLETED: YDL Superior Library Next Chapter Phase 1-2

COMPLETED: YDL Superior Library Next Chapter Phase 1-2

From Ypsilanti District Library

Help make YDL’s new Superior Township library everything the community wants and needs. During our 2nd crowdfunding phase, all donations up to $25,000 will fund the picture book collection at the new library! Give today!

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Update #2

3 months ago

Thanks for making our $100,000 Young Family Challenge a success! For Phase 2 of our Next Chapter Campaign, help us double the size of our picture book collection for the new library.

From now through September 30, all campaign contributions will go towards the $25,000 we need to raise our Superior collection from around 750 to the over 1,700 picture books that can fit in the new Youth section. This would take us to $125,000 raised in total for the campaign.

Everything helps!

A gift of just $10 can fund a book in the collection. Whether you want to buy one book or 20, you’re making a difference at the new library!

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The First Challenge

We’re thrilled to announce an outstanding opportunity to make a real difference, and ensure this library is everything we’ve dreamed it can be: the Young Family Next Chapter Challenge. 

Superior residents Bill and Vivienne Young, who believe strongly in supporting education, were inspired to contribute $400,000 to help build the new library. Included in this gift from the Young Family Foundation is a two-to-one challenge incentive. 

Beginning June 1, every dollar raised up to $100,000 will be matched by the Youngs with two. The Challenge runs through July 31 or until we reach our matching goal. Every donation matters!

What we need from you

So far, the Library Board has set aside $3.5M for the New Superior Library project. Working behind the scenes, the Next Chapter Capital Campaign Committee has already raised $1.5M in additional funds to supplement this investment. Our $2M goal is in sight, and you can help. Contributions are appreciated at any time, but special matching challenges will appear throughout the campaign that can leverage your donation.  Watch this page for updates!

  • Make your contribution on this page
  • Mail checks to:  Next Chapter Capital Campaign / Ypsilanti District Library / 5577 Whittaker Road / Ypsilanti, Michigan, 48197
  • or contact me to discuss sponsorship and naming opportunities.

Thank you for supporting this effort, and the Ypsilanti District Library!

Lisa Hoenig, Director

734-879-1300

lisa@ypsilibrary.org

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Ypsilanti District Library . posted a new update:
3 months ago

Update #7

Thanks for making our $100,000 Young Family Challenge a success! For Phase 2 of our Next Chapter Campaign, help us double the size of our picture book collection for the new library.

From now through September 30, all campaign contributions will go towards the $25,000 we need to raise our Superior collection from around 750 to the over 1,700 picture books that can fit in the new Youth section. This would take us to $125,000 raised in total for the campaign.

Everything helps!

A gift of just $10 can fund a book in the collection. Whether you want to buy one book or 20, you’re making a difference at the new library!

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3 months ago

Update #6

We did it! An unbelievably generous $35,000 donation from Linh and Dug Song (pictured above) and the Song Family Fund at the AAACF got us to our $100,000 Young Family Challenge matching goal with 3 days to spare. We're blown away by everyone's support and can't wait to keep the momentum going.

OUR NEXT PHASE: We'd love to raise another $25,000 by September 31 to fund the children's book collection at the new library.

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