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.

 

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. May 4: CrimeReads: Dead of Winter by Stephen Mack Jones Tap for the review The Next Wife by Kaira Rouda Tap for the review The Guardian: Second Place by Rachel Cusk Tap for the review...

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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 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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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:

May 29 - 31, 2021: Memorial Day Weekend

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Due to the rising number of new COVID-19 cases in the area, the Library's occupancy limit is 25 patrons.

Please limit your visits to the Library and the amount of time you spend in the Library. 

At this time, study tables and chairs are not available during your visit.

If you can, please pick up items via Curbside Pickup rather than enter the Library.

Please refrain from entering the Library if you have traveled out of state in the last ten days as recommended in the CDC travel guidelines.

If you have symptoms of COVID-19, please do not enter the Library.

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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