300 W. Merrill St. Birmingham, MI 48009 | (248) 647-1700
Friends Board 2022

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!

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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 – Pam DeWeese
  • Treasurer – David Underdown
  • Members — Mark Lyles, Stephanie Brochert, Judy Vindici, Michelle Hollo

Our Volunteers

Volunteer opportunities include working the book sale, sorting through donations, and more. If you’d like to volunteer with the Friends, please fill out the application form below.

Friends of the Baldwin Public Library Volunteer Application

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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

Sunday, April 9: Closed

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 Donations

Donations are welcome on:
Tuesdays, from 10 a.m. to 12 noon
Thursdays, from 6:00-8:30 p.m.

Due to high demand and limited storage space, we request that you limit your donations to 2 boxes/bags per week. **No Text Book, Encyclopedias or Readers Digest books, please**

Our Book Sales

Come shop the ever changing selection of great used books and media on the main level, across from the Hot Picks!


Free Two-Hour Parking in Chester Street Deck

Metered street parking around Library

Free Parking on Sundays



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:

Sunday, April 9: Closed

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