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!

View our 2018 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 — Ryndee Carney, Jerry Dreer, Justen Lewis, Mark Lyles, LaToya Stroker, Judy Vindici

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

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300 W. Merrill St.
Birmingham, MI 48009


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 November 1-4, 2019.

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

2 Hours Free Parking in Chester Street Deck.

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 and Saturday

9:30 am - 5:30 pm


12:00 pm - 5:00pm

Library Closed

July 4: Independence Day

August 31 - September 2: Labor Day Weekend

September 6: Staff Development Day

November 27: Closing at 5:30 p.m.

November 28: Thanksgiving





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