The six members of the Library Board of Directors are elected by the voters in Birmingham. Each term lasts four years. The terms are staggered so that three positions are elected every two years in the November election.

Among other roles, Library Board members are responsible for controlling the expenditures of all funds credited to the Library, adopting an annual budget for the Library, appointing a library director and setting policies regarding the use of the Library. The Board also has the responsibility to see that adequate funding is provided and to adopt short-and long-range plans for the Library's future growth and development. If you would like access to these titles in a more accessible format please contact us.

2016 Adult Services Renovation Plan

The Adult Services area of the Library will be renovated beginning in late August. The renovation, which is expected to last 6 months, will bring much needed improvements:

  • Increase efficiency 
  • Improve infrastructure 
  • Update circulation and wayfinding
  • Access for families
  • Add study & collaboration spaces
  • Respect integrity of 1980 Birkerts Addition
  • Honor and elevate beautiful historic 1927 building
  • Bring in more light to create an inviting atmosphere
  • Improve acoustics

Thank you to the the Baldwin Public Library Board of Directors, architects at Luckenbach|Ziegelman|Gardner,  and library consultant Aaron Cohen for bringing these updates and improvements to our building.

Library Director Doug Koschik and architects John Gardner and Karen Swanson presented the Library's Adult Services Renovation Plan to the Birmingham City Commission on October 12, 2015. Community members are invited to view the televisted meeting, written report, and presentation slides online. 

Meeting Dates

Monthly meetings of the Baldwin Public Library Board, open to the public, are generally held on the third Monday of every month at 7:30 pm in the Tribute and Donor Rooms of the Library.

2016 Meeting Dates

All meetings will be recorded and broadcast on Birmingham Municipal Channel 15 (Comcast) or Channel 99 (AT&T). View the current Bloomfield Community Television schedule. Bloomfield Community Television reserves the right to reschedule programs if necessary.

Board Members

Front from left: David Underdown, Bob Tera. Back from left: Frank Pisano, Sheila Brice, James W. Suhay, Ashley Aidenbaum

President
Sheila Brice
Term expires: 2017
sheila.brice@baldwinlib.org

Vice President
Frank Pisano
Term expires: 2017
frank.pisano@baldwinlib.org

Secretary
James W. Suhay
Term expires: 2019
jsuhay@sbcglobal.net

Board Member
Ashley Aidenbaum
Term expires: 2017
ashleymariea@gmail.com

Board Member
Bob Tera
Term expires: 2019

bob.tera@baldwinlib.org

Board Member
David Underdown
Term expires: 2019
douglascleaners@hotmail.com