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

Friends of the Library

In 1950, a group of like-minded individuals formed The Friends of the Library. This non-profit’s purpose is the same now as it was then: to support the Library’s standards, goals and vision by creating enjoyable programs and opportunities for all Baldwin patrons. If you have a similar passion, consider joining the Friends. Membership is open to all, and paid dues go directly back to the Library. Join Us!

 

Check out our latest newsletter

 

Our board

  • The Friends of the Library Board helps plan and organize our membership drives, newsletter and more

President – Pam DeWeese

Vice President – Deb Mohatarem

Secretary – Candee Repa

Treasurer – Jennifer Peterson

Members — Jerry Dreer, Kaisa Mikkola, Fran Stern, LaToya Stroker, Judy Vindici, Carol Young

Our Volunteers

Volunteer opportunities include working the book sale, sorting through donations and more. Contact Paul Gillin or 248-554-4683 to learn more

Location - View Map

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

Our Money

The Friends donate a yearly $40,000 to the Baldwin to provide financial support for:

  • Youth, teen and adult programs
  • Program refreshments and supplies
  • Summer Reading Programs and Prizes
  • Author visits
  • Book club books
  • Equipment
  • Marketing, outreach and displays
  • Computers and other technology
  • Learn.Connect.Discover Newsletter

Our book sales

Book Sales happen every May and November at the Library, offering great opportunities to pick up wonderful titles at a great price. Each sale typically features over 10,000 books, from current bestsellers to classics and more. Are you a member of the Friends of BPL? Then you get to browse first at our Member Preview Night! Our next sale is May 4-7, 2018.

Our donations

The Friends of BPL accept donations all year long. During library hours, you can place your donations on the small cart in the lobby. For larger donations, please call the Circulation Desk to make arrangements for staff to help you unload.

We do not accept the following:

  • Magazines
  • Records
  • VHS Tapes
  • Condensed Books
  • Encyclopedias
  • Self taped videos
  • Textbooks
  • Sets, such as Time-Life or American Heritage
 

 

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

Check Out Our Digital Services

 

Baldwin has thousands of titles that you can watch, read, and listen to on your computer or mobile device - all without having to set foot in the library.

2 Hours Free Parking in Chester Street Deck.

Metered street parking around Library

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

 

November 22 - Closing at 5:30 pm

November 23 - Thanksgiving

December 24 - Christmas Eve

December 25 - Christmas Day

January 1 - New Year's Day

January 15 - Open for Martin Luther King, Jr. Day

April 1 - Easter

May 26-28 - Memorial Day Weekend

July 4 - Independence Day

September 1-3 - Labor Day Weekend

 

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