300 W. Merrill St. Birmingham, MI 48009 | (248) 647-1700

Books & Bites

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Our sixth Books and Bites was held on Friday, October 19, 2018. The event raised over $27,000 for the upcoming Youth Room Expansion and Renovation.

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300 W. Merrill St.
Birmingham, MI 48009

Hours

Monday to Thursday 9:30 am - 9:00 pm
Friday and Saturday 9:30 am - 5:30 pm
Sunday 12:00 pm - 5:00 pm

$2,500 Sponsor

$1,000 Sponsor

  • Thank you to:
    • Cheryl & Brad Barker
    • Maureen Gallagher
    • LocalHop
    • Chris Pero
    • Karen & Robert Rock
    • Jennifer & Paul Wheeler
    • The Van Syckle Family
  • A $1,000 sponsorship includes:
    • Acknowledgement on baldwinlib.org/booksandbites, social media, lobby display, front cover of Library newsletter, and in a half-page ad in the event program.
    • Recognition on Youth Room Donor Plaque
    • 4 event tickets, including champagne toast at the event
  • Download the Support Commitment Form to become a $1,000 sponsor.

$500 Sponsor

  • Thank you to:
    • Debbie & Richard Astrein
    • Janelle & Rex Boyce
    • Therese & Pat Costello
    • Douglas Cleaners
    • Sue & Bob Egan
    • Susan Hill – Hall & Hunter Realtors
    • Doug Koschik
    • Melissa & Tom Mark
    • The St. Andre Family
  • A $500 sponsorship includes:
    • Acknowledgement on baldwinlib.org/booksandbites, social media, lobby display, front cover of Library newsletter, and in a listing in the event program.
    • 2 event tickets, including champagne toast at the event
  • Download the Support Commitment Form to become a $500 sponsor.

$100 Sponsor

 

Proposed Youth Room Expansion & Renovation

All proceeds from Books & Bites 2017 and 2018 will benefit the upcoming expansion and renovation of the Youth Room.

Youth Room Expansion rendering

Our Youth Room is a bustling part of the Library. Each year Baldwin’s Youth Services department hosts over 570 programs for 21,000 guests.  Through programs, services, and an extensive collection of books, media, and toys, the Youth Department helps to jumpstart the literacy and early education of our youngest patrons.

BPL Youth room landscape rendering

The new Youth Room will feature the following updates:

  • Expand the Youth Room by 40%, or approximately 2,000 square feet
  • Renovate the existing space
  • Purchase new furniture
  • Increase the play area, story room, and seating
  • Make the entire area ADA-compliant, including the book shelves and the bathrooms
  • Modernize and increase the capacity of the bathrooms
  • Carry through many of the design features of the Adult Services renovation
  • Add display cases and a large aquarium, as well as a separate room for strollers
  • Expose the brick of the original 1927 building
  • Enclose the room in energy-efficient and glare-reducing glass from floor to ceiling
  • Add an outdoor children’s terrace and garden
  • Landscape the exterior to integrate it better with Shain Park and The Community House

 

Baldwin Library Invites Patrons to Store Our Stories

In 1960, the Baldwin Library was first expanded to add a new Youth Room. The Library sent an S.O.S. to the community to ask for help storing materials from its collection during the renovation project. Called Save Our Stories, the S.O.S. program asked citizens to...

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Books in the Media – July 2019

Here is a sample of some of the books prominently featured in the media this week. July 16: Entertainment Weekly: The Chain by Adrian McKinty NPR: Spin the Dawn by Elizabeth Lim Delayed Rays of a Star by Amanda Lee  People: Three Women by Lisa Taddeo The Golden Hour...

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July 2019: Baldwin Staff Recommendations

Hearing book suggestions from coworkers is one of the best perks of working in a public library! We hear about books from publishers, library journals, patrons, coworkers, and friends, and we love sharing favorites. Here’s what Baldwin staff members are enjoying this...

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Free Parking on Sundays

248-647-1700

300 W. Merrill St.
Birmingham, MI 48009

 

Library Hours

Monday to Thursday

9:30 am - 9:00 pm

Friday and Saturday

9:30 am - 5:30 pm

Sunday

12:00 pm - 5:00pm

Library Closed

July 4: Independence Day

August 31 - September 2: Labor Day Weekend

September 6: Staff Development Day

November 27: Closing at 5:30 p.m.

November 28: Thanksgiving

 

 

 

 

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