300 W. Merrill St. Birmingham, MI 48009 | (248) 647-1700

Library Hours

Monday – Thursday: 9:30 a.m. to 9:00 p.m.

Friday & Saturday: 9:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.

Sunday: 12:00 to 5:00 p.m.

Upcoming Holiday Closures:

December 24: Christmas Eve – Closed All Day
December 25: Christmas Day – Closed All Day
December 26: Christmas Holiday – Closed All Day
January 1: New Years Day – Closed All Day

Books in the Media – December

Books in the Media – December

Here is a sample of some of the books prominently featured in the media this week. December 7: CBC: Finding the Mother Tree: Discovering the Wisdom of the Forest by Suzanne Simard Tap for the article Two Trees Make a Forest: In Search of My Family's Past Among...

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Books in the Media – November

Books in the Media – November

Here is a sample of some of the books prominently featured in the media this week. November 30: CrimeReads: Nightmare Alley by William Lindsay Gresham Tap for the article FoxNews: Brothers and Wives: Inside the Private Lives of William, Kate, Harry, and Meghan by...

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Strategic Planning Input Requested

Strategic Planning Input Requested

Please assist us in planning Baldwin Public Library’s future by taking 10 minutes to fill out our survey. If you submit a completed survey by October 15, 2021, you will be entered in our raffle to win a $100 gift certificate for Birmingham Bucks, which can be used at...

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Books in the Media – October

Books in the Media – October

Here is a sample of some of the books prominently featured in the media this week. October 26: Fox News: The Boys: A Memoir of Hollywood and Family by Ron Howard and Clint Howard Tap for the interview The Guardian: My Monticello by Jocelyn Nicole Johnson Tap for the...

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Books in the Media – September

Books in the Media – September

Here is a sample of some of the books prominently featured in the media this week. September 28: Book Marks: Bewilderment by Richard Powers Tap for the review CrimeReads: Rabbits: A Novel by Terry Miles Tap for the review NPR: Believing: Our Thirty-Year Journey To End...

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Phase 3 Survey

Phase 3 Survey

The Baldwin Public Library is planning an expansion and renovation of our Front Entrance and Circulation Area, expected to begin in the summer of 2023. This project is the third and final phase of a three-phase design project that started in 2017 with the renovation...

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BALDWIN PUBLIC LIBRARY ANTIRACISM STATEMENT

June 15, 2020

Earlier this month, in a note to staff, the Baldwin Public Library Board of Directors condemned institutional racism and expressed its desire that Baldwin become a more effective antiracist organization. It invited staff to raise concerns and make suggestions for proactively improving BPL’s internal and external policies, practices, and behaviors. Also last week, the City of Birmingham, with which BPL is affiliated, issued a Proclamation on Social Injustice, which the Baldwin Public Library wholeheartedly endorses.

This week, we wish to state publicly that we stand alongside our peers, the American Library Association and Michigan Library Association, in condemning all violence and racism towards Black people, Indigenous people, and all people of color.

In company with other libraries all over the country, we will continue to share books and other resources with you and with each other that deepen our shared understanding of Black history, institutional racism, and systemic racial violence and inequality. Black lives matter.

Because racism is so pervasive in our society, we and our institutions are inherently implicated. Therefore, we must work actively to dismantle its roots. Thus, to further our educational mission, the Baldwin Public Library is actively examining its internal and external policies and practices through an antiracism lens. We are also committed to curating additional programming and partnerships to support antiracism work in our community. In the coming weeks and months, the Library will develop plans and benchmarks to ensure that our commitment to this cause truly does bear fruit.

We stand with the many library workers, patrons, and community members who are fighting for justice and equality. And we set forth a long-term commitment to becoming a more effective antiracist institution.

In solidarity,

Melissa Mark, President | Frank Pisano, Vice President | Jennifer Wheeler, Secretary | Ashley Aidenbaum | Karen Rock | Jim Suhay

Baldwin Public Library Board of Directors

Baldwin Library Idea Lab

 

Explore. Tinker. And learn! The Idea Lab is our newest space where big ideas come to life and where people of all ages and tech levels are welcome. Drop in or sign up for a skill- or project-based class or make an appointment today to learn how to use our 3D printer or laser engraver. We also have a variety of tools available, including an embroidery machine, soldering equipment, design software, and more.

 

Free Two-Hour Parking in Chester Street Deck

Metered street parking around Library

Free Parking on Sundays

 

248-647-1700

300 W. Merrill St.
Birmingham, MI 48009

Library Hours:

Monday – Thursday: 9:30 a.m. to 9:00 p.m.

Friday & Saturday: 9:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.

Sunday: 12:00 to 5:00 p.m.

Holiday Closures:

December 24: Christmas Eve - Closed All Day
December 25: Christmas Day - Closed All Day
December 26: Christmas Holiday - Closed All Day
January 1: New Years Day - Closed All Day

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The Library is currently open during regular business hours. 

- Distanced seating is available.
- Computers remain available for 90 minute appointments, for BPL cardholders.
- Book sale tables are open; material donations are accepted on Tuesday from 10:00 AM to NOON or Thursday from 6:00 to 8:30 PM. 
- Visitors are encouraged to consider masks, as many of our guests are under age 5 and cannot yet receive the COVID-19 vaccine.  

Curbside Pickup remains available 7 days a week during the following hours:

  • Monday to Thursday: 9:30 a.m. – 8:45 p.m.
  • Friday & Saturday: 9:30 a.m. – 5:30 p.m.
  • Sunday: 12:00 p.m. – 4:45 p.m.

 

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