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

Books & Bites

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Friday, October 19, 2018 from 6:00 – 9:00 PM

Baldwin Public Library, 300 W. Merrill Birmingham, MI 48009

Support the Baldwin Public’s Library’s upcoming Youth Room & Expansion while you enjoy wine, beer, and spirits tasting tables; a strolling dinner; a silent auction; and live music.

Tasting beverages at discount pricing will be available to order by bottle or case during the event and 10% of the purchase proceeds will be donated to the Library.

Purchase tickets online

Early Bird Pricing

  • General Admission: $75
  • Seniors (65+): $65

Pricing after October 12

  • General Admission: $85
  • Seniors (65+): $75

View Silent Auction Packages

View the Event Program

Sponsorship Opportunities – Learn more about how you can sponsor this event or donate an item for our silent auction.

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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

 

 

 

Library Hours

Monday - Thursday
9:30am - 9:00pm

Friday & Saturday
9:30am -5:30pm

Sunday
12:00pm - 5:00pm

Baldwin Public Library

300 W. Merrill St.

Birmingham, MI 48009

248-647-1700

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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

January 21: Open for M.L. King Jr. Day

April 21: Closed for Easter

May 25-27: Closed for Memorial Day

July 4: Closed for Independence Day

 

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