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!
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 November:
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.
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.
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:
The Board of the Friends work tirelessly to manage everything from the used book sales, membership drives, newsletter, and more.