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!

Donate to the Friends Online

View our 2019 newsletter

Our board

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

President – Ryndee Carney

Vice President – Deb Mohatarem

Secretary – Candee Repa

Treasurer – Jennifer Peterson

Members — Jerry Dreer, Justen Lewis, Mark Lyles, LaToya Stroker, Judy Vindici

Annual Meeting

The 2020 Annual Meeting will be held on Tuesday, May 12 at 7:00 p.m. Download the agenda and minutes for the meeting.

Our Volunteers

Volunteer opportunities include working the book sale, sorting through donations and more. Contact Friends@baldwinlib.org or 248-554-4683 to learn more

Location - View Map

300 W. Merrill St.
Birmingham, MI 48009

Library Hours

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

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 will be held in the fall of 2020.

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


Free Parking in Chester Street Deck through September 1

Metered street parking around Library

Free Parking on Sundays



300 W. Merrill St.
Birmingham, MI 48009

Library Hours

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

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

12:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Library Closed

September 5-7, 2020 - Labor Day Weekend 

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