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:

Sunday, July 4, 2021 – In observance of Independence Day

Saturday, September 4 – Monday, September 6, 2021 – In observance of Labor Day

Books in the Media – June

Books in the Media – June

Here is a sample of some of the books prominently featured in the media this week. June 8: Indie Next: The Maidens: A Novel by Alex Michaelides Tap for the review The Soulmate Equation: A Novel by Christina Lauren Tap for the review LibraryReads: The Queer Principles...

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Books in the Media – May

Books in the Media – May

Here is a sample of some of the books prominently featured in the media this week. June 25: Indie Next: Malibu Rising by Taylor Jenkins Reid Tap for the review The Photographer by Mary Dixie Carter Tap for the review Library Reads: The Queer Principles of Kit Webb by...

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Books in the Media – April

Books in the Media – April

Here is a sample of some of the books prominently featured in the media this week. APRIL 27: Indie Next: Great Circle: A Novel by Maggie Shipstead Tap for the preview Project Hail Mary: A Novel by Andy Weir Tap for the preview LibraryReads: Arsenic and Adobo by Mia P....

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Books in the Media – March

Books in the Media – March

Here is a sample of some of the books prominently featured in the media this week. March 30: Indie Next: Of Women and Salt by Gabriela Garcia Tap for the review Broken (in the best possible way) by Jenny Lawson Tap for the review LibraryReads: Libertie by Kaitlyn...

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Karen Rock Appointed to BPL Board

Karen Rock Appointed to BPL Board

Karen Rock has been appointed as the newest member of the Baldwin Public Library Board of Directors. Rock fills the position previously held by Bob Tera, whose recent move out of Birmingham created the vacancy. Tera served on the Board for nearly 10 years and helped...

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Library Board Candidate Interviews

Library Board Candidate Interviews

Library Board Trustee Bob Tera announced his resignation from the Library Board on January 20. On January 25, the Library Board sent out a press release announcing Mr. Tera's resignation and opened up a search for a new Board member. Applications were due February 10....

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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 Parking in Chester Street Deck through June 30

Metered street parking around Library

Free Parking on Sundays

 

248-554-4650

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:

July 4, 2021: Independence Day

September 4 - 5, 2021: Labor Day Weekend

September 6, 2021: Labor Day

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The Library is currently open and operating in Level 3: Grab & Go service.  We continue to follow MDHHS requirements regarding mask usage indoors.  

The Library's occupancy limit is 55 patrons.

View more details about Baldwin's phased reopening plan.

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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