Library Hours

The Library is closed to the public until further notice. Curbside Pickup is available at the following times:

Monday – Thursday
9:30am – 8:45pm

Friday & Saturday
9:30am -5:30pm

Sunday
12:00pm – 4:45pm

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,

Ashley Aidenbaum, President | Melissa Mark, Vice President | Frank Pisano, Secretary | Jim Suhay | Bob Tera | Jennifer Wheeler

Baldwin Public Library Board of Directors

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 1: Kirkus: Dolly Parton, Songteller: My Life in Lyrics by Dolly Parton Tap for the review NPR: Nights When Nothing Happened by Simon Han  Tap for the review NYT: Mediocre: The...

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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 24: Best of 2020 Lists: BBC: Transcendent Kingdom by Yaa Gyasi Tap for the list: Book Page: Best Fiction: The Vanishing Half by Brit Bennett Tap for the list Best Non-Fiction:...

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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 27: Indie Next: Love Your Life by Sophie Kinsella Tap for the review Group: How One Therapist and a Circle of Strangers Saved My Life by Christie Tate Tap for the review...

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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 29: Book Marks: Magdalena: River of Dreams: A Story of Colombia Tap for the review World of Wonders: In Praise of Fireflies, Whale Sharks, and Other Astonishments by Aimee...

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September is Library Card Signup Month!

September is Library Card Signup Month!

A Baldwin Library card is the ultimate passport to wonderful works of literature, music, movies and more. It also allows you to enjoy our digital media, like our growing selection of eBooks, online music and magazines, and premium research resources.  In honor of...

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Books in the Media – August

Books in the Media – August

Here is a sample of some of the books prominently featured in the media this week. August 25:  Entertainment Weekly: Mexican Gothic by Silvia Moreno-Garcia Tap for the interview NPR: Summer: A Novel by Ali Smith Tap for the review NYT: Odetta: A Life in Music and...

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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 Parking in Chester Street Deck through December 31

Metered street parking around Library

Free Parking on Sundays

 

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300 W. Merrill St.
Birmingham, MI 48009

Library Hours

The Library is closed to the public until further notice. Curbside pickup is available during the following times:

Monday to Thursday
9:30 am - 8:45 pm

Friday & Saturday
9:30 am - 5:30pm

Sunday
12:00 pm - 4:45 pm

Library Closed

December 24, 2020 – Closed for Christmas Eve
December 25, 2020 – Closed for Christmas
December 31, 2020 – Closing at 5:30PM
January 1, 2020 – Closed for New Years Day

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The safety of our patrons and our staff remains our top priority as we continue to navigate the challenges of COVID-19. Unfortunately, our community is experiencing significant increases in the number of cases and the virus positivity rate. To help combat this trend, the Baldwin Public Library is now in the Level 4: Curbside Pickup phase of our phased reopening plan, and is closed for in-person visits.

View more details about Baldwin's phased reopening plan.

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

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

Please remain in your vehicle and call the number on the Curbside Pickup sign in order to pick up your materials.

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