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Books & Bites

Find out more information about our 2020 Fundraising Gala: A Masquerade Wine Tasting.

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

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 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.

Upcoming Holiday Closures

Saturday, September 4 - Monday, September 6: Labor Day Weekend

$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

 

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 27: CrimeReads: Dear Miss Metropolitan by Carolyn Ferrell Tap for the review Louisiana Longshot by Jana DeLeon Tap for the review Esquire: While We Were Dating by Jasmine Guillory...

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RFP for Architectural Services at BPL Now Open

RFP for Architectural Services at BPL Now Open

BPL is currently requesting proposals for Architectural Services for the expansion/renovation of our front entrance and circulation area.  The mandatory pre-bid meeting will be on Wednesday, June 30 at 4pm in the Jeanne Lloyd Room on the second floor of the Library. ...

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Books in the Media – June

Books in the Media – June

Here is a sample of some of the books prominently featured in the media this week. June 29: The Guardian: Ethel Rosenberg: An American Tragedy by Anne Sebba Tap for the review Los AngelesTimes: The Beauty in Breaking: A Memoir by Michele Harper Tap for the review...

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Free Two-Hour Parking in Chester Street Deck

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:

September 4 - 6, 2021: Labor Day Weekend

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