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

Library Staff & Board

Our Mission
The Baldwin Public Library in Birmingham, Michigan enriches lives by providing opportunities and resources for everyone to learn, connect, and discover.

Strategic Plan
On April 18, 2022, the Library Board approved the 2022-2025 Strategic Plan based on feedback from staff and the public. This new plan will help to guide the library in the future and creates long term goals to strengthen Baldwin’s standing in the community.

Library Staff
Serving the communities of Birmingham, Beverly Hills, Bingham Farms and Bloomfield Hills, Michigan, the dedicated staff of the Baldwin Public Library is committed to our Library’s mission. From our abundant collection of books and media to our exciting enrichment programs for youth, teens and adults, we’re focused on the interests of our patrons, and work hard to give them the best Library experience possible. Help us become the best we can be. Please take a moment to share your general comments by contacting a staff member at the phone number or email listed below.

Location - View Map

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 Closures

May 25-27: Closed


If you’d like to submit a program for review, please submit your request using this Program Inquiry form.

If you are an independent author and would like to have your book added to the collection, please submit your request using this Indie Author Submission form.

Rebekah Craft

Rebekah Craft

Library Director

Email: Rebekah (dot) Craft (at) baldwinlib (dot) org
Jaclyn Miller

Jaclyn Miller

Associate Director

Email: Jaclyn (dot) Miller (at) baldwinlib (dot) org
H Jennings

H Jennings

Head of Adult Services

Email: H (dot) Jennings (at) baldwinlib (dot) org
Stephanie Klimmek

Stephanie Klimmek

Head of Youth Services

Email: Stephanie (dot) Klimmek (at) baldwinlib (dot) org
Kristen Tait

Kristen Tait

Head of Access Services

Email: Kristen (dot) Tait (at) baldwinlib (dot) org
Jamie Richards

Jamie Richards

IT Coordinator

Email: Jamie (dot) Richards (at) baldwinlib (dot) org
Jeff Jimison

Jeff Jimison

Idea Lab Supervisor

Email: Jeff (dot) Jimison (at) baldwinlib (dot) org
Elisabeth Phou

Elisabeth Phou

Teen Librarian

Email: Elisabeth (dot) Phou (at) baldwinlib (dot) org

Board Officers and Members

Library Board
The Library Board of Directors is a six-member group elected by voters in Birmingham. The Board serves a four-year term, with three of the positions elected every two years in November. Day-to-day operations of the Library are overseen by the Director, Associate Director and staff.

Board roles include:
• Controlling the expenditures of all funds credited to the Library
• Adopting an annual budget for the Library
• Appointing a Library Director
• Setting policies regarding the use of the Library
• Ensuring that adequate funding is provided

Karen Rock
Term expires: 2027

Vice President
Danielle Rumple
Term expires: 2025

Melissa Mark
Term expires: 2025

Board Member
Wendy Friedman
Term expires: 2027

Board Member
Frank Pisano
Term expires: 2025

Board Member
Jennifer Wheeler
Term expires: 2027

Meeting Dates
The Baldwin Public Library Board meets the third Monday of each month at 7:30 p.m., except in January when the Board meets on the third Wednesday.  Each meeting is held as a hybrid meeting and can be attended in person in the Library’s lower level meeting room or virtually on Zoom.

2024 Meeting Dates

2024-04-15 Board and Trust Meeting Notice

2024-05-07 Finance Committee Notice

2024-05-14 Outreach Committee Notice

2024-05-20 Building Committee Notice

2024-05-20 Board and Trust Meeting Notice

2024-05-31 Policy Committee Notice

Meetings are recorded and broadcast on Birmingham Municipal Channel 15 (Comcast) or Channel 99 (AT&T).
View the current Bloomfield Community Television schedule
Bloomfield Community Television reserves the right to reschedule programs if necessary.



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.

Upcoming Closures:

May 25-27: Closed

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