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 useful programs below.

If you’d like to keep up-to-date with our monthly teen events, sign up for our e-newsletter. We send out emails on the first of each month.

Location - View Map

300 W. Merrill St.
Birmingham, MI 48009

Hours

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

Teen Advisory Board

Have some ideas for the library? Share your opinions on teen programs, prizes, displays, and other library matters at these fun-filled meetings; all while eating pizza and making friends.
These meetings can be used for volunteer hours!
No registration required.

Tuesday, September 18: Groves High School Media Center during A and B lunches
Thursday, September 27: Seaholm High School Media Center during A and B lunches
Thursday, September 20: Baldwin Public Library from 4:00-5:00 p.m. (6-12 grade welcome)

Volunteer

The Library is always looking for eager helpers to shelve books, assist with programs and more. If you’re looking for service hours — or if you just like the Library environment — we could use your help! Fill out and submit your volunteer application here.

Pizza and Pages

Eat pizza and discuss a book. The first 8 people to register get a free book, generously provided by the Friends of Baldwin Public Library! Pizza and Pages is co-sponsored by Jet’s Pizza. Registration required.

MIDDLE SCHOOL (7-8 GRADE) THE FIRST TUESDAY OF THE MONTH AT 7:00 P.M.

September 4: A Night Divided by Jennifer A. Nielsen

October 2: The Hired Girl by Laura Amy Schlitz

November 6: The Nest by Kenneth Oppel

HIGH SCHOOL (9-12 GRADE) THE FIRST THURSDAY OF THE MONTH AT 7:00 P.M.

September 6: Scythe by Neal Shusterman

October 4: Allegedly by Tiffany D. Jackson

November 1: Flowers for Algernon by Daniel Keyes

Teen Writers Group

Want to sharpen your writing skills with a talented group of peers? Join us for our Teen Writers Group, where you’ll share your writing, play writing games, meet local authors, and get inspired.
Grades 6-12. No registration required.
Meets every other Wednesday from 4:00-5:00 p.m.
September: 5 & 19
October 3: Skype interview with NYT bestselling YA author Suzanne Young
October: 17 & 31
November: 14
November 28: “Creative Characters and Conflict Presentation” by Michigan author Beth Rodgers

Geek Club

What do you GEEK? Comics, graphic novels, RPGs, anime, manga, music, movies, TV shows, YouTube clips? Come hang out with other geeks! We will do a different geeky activity every month. You are welcome to bring your own video games or card games. Snacks and drinks will be provided.
Grades 6-12. No registration required.
Meets on Thursdays from 7:00-8:30 p.m.
September 27
October 25
November 29

Coding Club

Coding Club will introduce you to computer science and visual programming using a variety of different software. No experience necessary.
Grades 6-12. Registration required.
Meets every other Tuesday in the Computer Lab from 7:00-8:00 p.m.

September: 11 & 25
October: 9 & 23
November: 13 & 27

Drop-In Video Gaming

Play our Nintendo Switch and PS4 with Sony VR headset.
Grades 6-12. No registration required.
Meets on Thursdays from 7:00-8:30 p.m.

September 13
October 11
November 8

Maker Mondays

Tinker, make, try, create, and explore in the library.
Grades 6-12. Registration required.
Meets on Mondays from 4:00-5:00 p.m.

September 10: Washi Tape Notebooks
October 15: Frankentoys
November 12: Pumpkin Catapults

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

Freegal Music
Hoopla

Brainfuse

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.

 

 

Library Hours

Monday - Thursday
9:30am - 9:00pm

Friday & Saturday
9:30am -5:30pm

Sunday
12:00pm - 5:00pm

Baldwin Public Library

300 W. Merrill St.

Birmingham, MI 48009

248-647-1700

Baldwin Library Idea Lab

 

The Idea Lab is the Baldwin Public Library's new space for hands-on exploring, tinkering, and learning. We're here to encourage learning and collaboration through access to new technologies and machines. Currently we have a 3d printer and laser cutter available for use. ALL experience levels are welcome.

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2 Hours Free Parking in Chester Street Deck.

Metered street parking around Library

Free Parking on Sundays

248-647-1700

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

Sunday

12:00 pm - 5:00pm

Library Closed

September 1-3 - Labor Day Weekend

October 19 - Closing at 1:00 p.m.

 

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