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

For Teens

The Library offers teens much more than just a place to study.
We give young people opportunities to learn, gain leadership skills, fulfill community-service commitments — and have fun, too.
Check out our programs below.

If you’d like to keep up-to-date with our monthly teen events, sign up for our e-newsletter.

Register for teen programs here

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 Holiday Closures

Sunday, April 17 - All Day: Easter

Books Unboxed

Join our subscription box service for grades 4-12 and receive a surprise library book along with snacks and other goodies. Sign up by the 3rd Tuesday of the month to receive your box on the 4th Tuesday of the month. Subscriptions last for 3 months and there is no limit to how many times you can sign up! Fill out this form to subscribe now.


If you are a teen in grades 9-12 and need volunteer hours for school, please fill out our volunteer application.

Crafts To Go

Visit the library to grab a craft kit that you can take home and work on. One per person. First come first served, while supplies last.

Available Starting January 3: Borax Crystals

Teen Advisory Board

Get involved with the Library by joining our Teen Advisory Board (TAB). Anyone in grades 7-12 is welcome. Share ideas for teen programs, discuss teen books, organize community service projects, and more. Meeting attendance will count as a volunteer hour, and members of TAB will be considered first for other volunteer opportunities. If you are passionate about teen library services, the Library would love to have you join TAB!

3rd Thursday of the month at 7:00 p.m.

Register here

Winter Reading Challenge

December 1, 2021 – January 31, 2022
Grades 6-12

Download and print a bingo card or grab one from the Library and spend time reading throughout the chilly winter months. Complete one row of the bingo card to enter a raffle for the following prize baskets:

  • Downtown Birmingham Prize Basket
  • Fandom Prize Basket
  • Avid Reader Prize Basket

Entries will be accepted through Monday, January 31.

Pizza and Pages

Grades 7-12
The first 10 to register will receive a free paperback book, thanks to the Friends of Baldwin Public Library. Pizza will be provided. Registration required.

1st Thursday of the month at 7:00 p.m.

January 6
Shadow and Bone by Leigh Bardugo
Registration opens December 2

February 3
Punching the Air by Ibi Zoboi
Registration opens January 6

March 3
The Downstairs Girl Stacey Lee
Registration opens February 3

Anime Club

Grades 6-12
Anime Club is back and in-person! Watch a different anime every month, talk about the manga you’re reading, do fun activities, and enjoy snacks. Registration required.

2nd Thursday of the month at 7:00 p.m.

Register Here


Summer Writing Contest

2021 Winners

6th-8th Grade Winner:

Rhea Dhar, 8th grade The Cinders of Burnt Bridges

9th-12th Grade Winner

Kathryn Kubicz, 10th grade Story

2020 Winners:

6th-8th Grade Winner:

Jahnvi Patel, 8th grade The Boost

9-12 Grade Winner:

Owen Glossinger, 10th grade Gastor’s Awakening


Electronic Resources

Enjoy great resources from the comfort of home: Download books, music and movies directly to your eReader, tablet or mobile device through these easy Library apps:

Teen ebooks and eAudiobooks



When it comes to learning, sometimes you just need a little extra help. That’s why we’ve partnered with Brainfuse to offer patrons valuable live online tutoring in the fields of math, science, writing and much more. Chat with a tutor, share content and solve problems easily in the convenience and calm of the library environment.

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Baldwin Library Idea Lab


Explore. Tinker. And learn! The Idea Lab is our newest space where big ideas come to life and where people of all ages and tech levels are welcome. Drop in or sign up for a skill- or project-based class or make an appointment today to learn how to use our 3D printer or laser engraver. We also have a variety of tools available, including an embroidery machine, soldering equipment, design software, and more.


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 17 - All Day: Easter

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