About Baldwin Public Library
The Baldwin Library has a distinctive history of service to the Birmingham community. In 1871 Martha Baldwin decided Birmingham needed a first class library and she was determined to make that happen. “Miss Mattie” as she was affectionately known to her friends was not one to back down when faced with more than a little opposition. The formation of the Baldwin Library is fascinating reading as Martha and her group of ladies from the Library Association battled the village fathers to establish the Baldwin Library by referendum in 1907.
Today Baldwin is that first class library and we often muse, “what would Martha think if she were here today?” We work to hold to her principles. Please take a few minutes to read the Baldwin History and you will be in awe of Miss Mattie’s determination to make the Baldwin Library a reality.
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
300 W. Merrill St.
Birmingham, MI 48009
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.
May 29 - 31, 2021: Memorial Day Weekend