Welcome to our new Adult Services section
You may have noticed some big changes taking shape at our Library in the last year. We have a grand vision for moving Baldwin into the future and are excited to report that we are getting closer to meeting our goals. We’ve heard what residents have been asking for and have begun to deliver.
Our Adult Services section was the first phase of our renovation. It was completed in May 2017, thanks to the following team of talented and dedicated professionals:
Phase Two: Coming Soon!
Next up is our Youth Services section and we couldn’t be more excited. While the plans are still in progress, we are issuing an RFP for schematic designs and plan to bring completed designs to the City Commission’s Budget Hearing. The project is scheduled to begin in Fall 2019.
See the links for the RFP here:
- RFP for Conceptual/Schematic design for Expansion/Renovation of Youth Services
- Fanning Howey’s 2011 conceptual/schematic design for proposed renovation of Library
- Library building program developed by George Lawson
- Vision for Future of Library Building, adopted by Library Board in 2014
- Long-Range Building Vision 2016
- Strengthen Birmingham’s civic center
- Increase value that library delivers to residents, businesses and visitors of all ages
- Respond to public input
- Keep Birmingham competitive with other communities
Functional & Aesthetic Improvements
- Efficiency of building
- Infrastructure update
- Increase size of story room, play area, quiet study and collaboration spaces, storage closets, and staff work room
- Improve handicap accessibility
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Monday - Thursday
9:30am - 9:00pm
Friday & Saturday
12:00pm - 5:00pm
Baldwin Public Library
300 W. Merrill St.
Birmingham, MI 48009
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