Library Hours

The Library is open for Grab & Go service.

Monday – Thursday
9:30am – 9:00pm

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

Sunday
12:00pm – 5:00pm

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 Celebrates Black History Month

Baldwin Celebrates Black History Month

If you have had the chance to read the February 2021 Learn.Connect.Discover newsletter, hopefully your curiosity was piqued by the Black Americans we featured in the cover graphic. Using our online database, Gale Biography in Context, we have pulled together short...

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Books in the Media – February

Books in the Media – February

Here is a sample of some of the books prominently featured in the media this week. February 23: NYT: Surviving the White Gaze by Rebecca Carrol Tap for the review Raceless: In Search of Family, Identity, and the Truth About Where I Belong by Georgina Lawton Tap for...

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BPL Celebrates the National Day of Racial Healing

BPL Celebrates the National Day of Racial Healing

National Day of Racial Healing is a part of the W.K. Kellogg Foundation's Truth, Racial Healing & Transformation effort - a national and community-based process to plan for and bring about transformational and sustainable change, and to address the historic and...

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Books in the Media – January

Books in the Media – January

Here is a sample of some of the books prominently featured in the media this week. January 26: Bustle: Ida B. the Queen: The Extraordinary Life and Legacy of Ida B. Wells by Michelle Duster and Hannah Giorgies Tap for the review The Hare by Melanie Finn Tap for the...

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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 | Jim Suhay | Bob Tera 

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 March 31

Metered street parking around Library

Free Parking on Sundays

 

248-554-4650

300 W. Merrill St.
Birmingham, MI 48009

Library Hours

The Library is open for Grab & Go service.

Monday to Thursday
9:30 am - 9:00 pm

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

Sunday
12:00 pm - 5:00 pm

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The Baldwin Public Library is now open for Grab & Go service. Please keep your visit to 45 minutes or less. Visitors must wear a paper or fabric mask at all times while in the building.

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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