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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

The Library is currently closed, due to a staff member testing positive for COVID-19.  BPL plans to resume service on Thursday, April 22 at 9:30 a.m.

$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 – April

Books in the Media – April

Here is a sample of some of the books prominently featured in the media this week. April 13: Entertainment Weekly: Empire of Pain: The Secret History of the Sackler Dynasty by Patrick Radden Keefe Tap for the review Indie Next: When the Stars Go Dark by Paula McLain...

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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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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

The Library is currently closed, due to a staff member testing positive for COVID-19.  BPL plans to resume service on Thursday, April 22 at 9:30 a.m.

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