Friends of the Library

Established in 1950, the Friends of the Library is a 501c(3) non profit organization supporting and enhancing the goals of the Library. In addition to holding two used book sales each yeary, we fund a robust schedule of quality programs for all ages at the Library. Membership in the Friends is open to all, and membership dues go directly to supporting activities at Baldwin. Join the Friends today to support your library!

Book Sales

The Friends of Baldwin Public Library hold Book Sales twice yearly, in May and November. Over 10,000 books, sorted by category, are offered for sale. Members of the Friends are invited to the Friday evening preview night where they get first choice of the items on sale.

Our next book sale will take place in May:
  • Friday, May 1 from 7:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.
    Members Preview Night:  Reserved for Members of the Friends of the Baldwin Public Library (Memberships are available at the door)
  • Saturday, May 2 from 9:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
  • Sunday, May 3 from 12:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.
  • Half Price Day
  • Monday, May 4 from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.
  • Bag Day: Buy a bag for $5.00 and stuff it to the brim with books

Book Sale Donations

The Friends will accept books and media in excellent to good condition. All donated materials are tax deductible to the full extent allowed by law.

The Friends cannot accept: magazines, vinyl records, VHS tapes, condensed books, encyclopedias, self-taped items, textbooks, and sets, such as Time-Life or American Heritage.

Volunteers Needed

Are you interested in helping out the Friends above and beyond membership? Volunteers are needed to staff the Book Sales, and to help behind the scenes sorting the thousands of books, DVDs and CDs that are donated throughout the year.

To volunteer with the Friends, please email Paul Gillin or call 248-554-4683.




Where Our Money Goes


Library Director Doug Koschick (right), accepts a generous donation in the amount of $36,000 from the Friends of the Baldwin Public Library Treasurer Joe Wolf.

The Friends provide financial support for:
- Programs for Youth, Teens and Adults
- Program Refreshments and Supplies
- Summer Reading Programs and Prizes
- Author Visits
- Book Club Books
- Equipment
- Marketing, Outreach and Displays
- Computers and Other Technology
- Books & Beyond Newsletter


Friends of the Library Board

Friends of the Library Board Officers & Directors. Photo courtesy of Carroll DeWeese.The Board of the Friends work tirelessly to manage everything from the used book sales, membership drives, newsletter, and more.

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