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
12:00pm – 4:45pm
Here is a sample of some of the books prominently featured in the media this week. January 5: The Guardian: Luster by Raven Leilani Tap for the interview A Swim in a Pond in the Rain: In Which Four Russians Give a Master Class on Writing, Reading, and Life by George...
This month, Baldwin Public Library staff members are highlighting books and television shows that feature families of all types. From families created through adoption to friends that become like family, here are some personalized suggestions just for you.Love makes a...
The Baldwin Public Library Board of Directors is pleased to announce that it has selected a new Director for the Baldwin Public Library in Birmingham, Michigan. At its October 27 meeting, the Board voted to approve Rebekah Craft as the Library’s new Director. Craft...
Here is a sample of some of the books prominently featured in the media this week. December 29: HuffPost: Real Life by Brandon Taylor Tap for the list The Office of Historical Corrections by Danielle Evans Tap for the list Library Journal: The Thursday Murder Club by...
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:...
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...
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.
Ashley Aidenbaum, President | Melissa Mark, Vice President | Frank Pisano, Secretary | Jim Suhay | Bob Tera | Jennifer Wheeler
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
300 W. Merrill St.
Birmingham, MI 48009
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
12:00 pm - 4:45 pm