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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 Closure:

Saturday, December 24: Closed all day
Sunday, December 25: Closed all day
Saturday, December 31: Closed at 5:30 p.m.
Sunday, January 1: Closed all day

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 month. November 15: Booklist: No Filter: The Good, the Bad, and the Beautiful by Paulina Porizkova Tap for the review The Pirate's Wife: The Remarkable True Story of Sarah Kidd by Daphne...

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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 20: Bookmarks: Lessons by Ian McEwan Tap for the review The Guardian:  Lightlark by Alex Aster Tap for the review Kirkus: Lucy by the Sea By Elizabeth Strout Tap for the review...

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RFP for Janitorial Services Now Open

BPL is currently requesting proposals for Janitorial Services.  The mandatory pre-bid meeting will be on Wednesday, August 24 at 4pm in the Administration Office on the second floor of the Library.  The RFP may also be found on the Michigan Intergovernmental Trade...

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Water Damage at Baldwin

Water Damage at Baldwin

Update: The water restoration process is complete and the Youth Room is now reopen!   We experienced significant water damage in the Youth Room and staff offices on the first floor of the library late on Thursday, August 4. The water damage was caused by...

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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 23: The Guardian: Babysitter by Joyce Carol Oates Tap for the review Indie Next: Babel: Or the Necessity of Violence: An Arcane History of the Oxford Translators' Revolution by...

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Books in the Media – July

Books in the Media – July

Here is a sample of some of the books prominently featured in the media this week. July 26: Indie Next: The Many Daughters of Afong Moy by Jamie Ford Tap for the review Kirkus: Putin by Philip Short Tap for the review Inventing the It Girl: How Elinor Glyn Created 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 | 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 Two-Hour Parking in Chester Street Deck

Metered street parking around Library

Free Parking on Sundays

 

248-647-1700

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:

Saturday, December 24: Closed all day
Sunday, December 25: Closed all day
Saturday, December 31: Closed at 5:30 p.m.
Sunday, January 1: Closed all day

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