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Posted on Fri, Dec 3, 2010 : 1:32 p.m.

Ypsilanti District Library seeks Pepsi Refresh votes

By Heather Lockwood

The Ypsilanti District Library is asking area residents to vote for it to receive a $25,000 Pepsi Refresh Project grant for its YDL-Michigan Avenue Teen Zone.

Area residents can vote for the project once daily throughout the month of December.

  • Vote for the YDL-Michigan Avenue Teen Zone here.

If the grant is secured, the funds would be used to create an improved and more defined space for teens in the downtown library.

For more than a year, the concept of a space for teens ages 13 to 17 at the library has been in development. The Teen Zone would be a "safe space" that would encourage literacy, knowledge sharing and community engagement, according to a library news release.

The community has already helped to raise $10,000 for the project, according to the release.

Send an email to to sign up to receive daily e-mail reminders to vote.

Votes also may be cast via text message. To do so, text 104359 to 73774 (PEPSI).


Dave Koziol

Sat, Dec 4, 2010 : 11:17 a.m.

Don't forget to vote for the Ann Arbor Skate Park and the Saline Energy Projects:


Fri, Dec 3, 2010 : 5:22 p.m.

So happy they're in the running! I love my library!!!! I'm voting every day, for sure.

information please

Fri, Dec 3, 2010 : 3:08 p.m.

The link provided is not working. To vote, visit: To sign up for reminders so that you remember to vote everyday, visit: Also, while you are there, vote for the Ann Arbor Skate Park: They are not in competition with each other since they are in different categories (25k and 250k, repectively).