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

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300 W. Merrill St.

Birmingham, MI 48009

Library Hours

The Library is currently closed, due to a staff member testing positive for COVID-19.  BPL plans to resume service on Thursday, April 22 at 9:30 a.m.

Books Unboxed

Join our subscription box service 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 fourth Tuesday of the month. Subscriptions last for 3 months. Fill out this form to subscribe now.

Volunteer

THE VOLUNTEER PROGRAM HAS BEEN SUSPENDED UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE.

The Library is always looking for eager helpers. 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.

Crafts To Go

Visit the library to grab a craft kit that you can take home and work on.

April: Reusable Beeswax Food Wraps

Teen Advisory Board

Teen Advisory Board meetings will resume once the library is open for in-person programming.

Virtual Book Club

The first 10 teens to register get a free book, generously provided by the Friends of Baldwin Public Library!
Grades 7-12.
Register Here
A zoom link will be emailed to those who register.

Thursdays from 7:00-8:00 p.m.

April 1 *NATIONAL POETRY MONTH* The Realm of Possibility by David Levithan

May 6 Warcross by Marie Lu

 

Virtual Teen Programs

DIY Bubble Tea
Grades 6-12
Thursday, April 22 at 7:00 p.m.

Bubble tea, or boba, is a Taiwanese tea-based drink that usually contains tea, sweetened milk, and chewy tapioca balls known as pearls or “bubbles” that are sucked up through an extra wide straw while drinking. During this program, we will make it together virtually! Please have access to a kitchen and your choice of milk.
 
Grades 6-12.
Registration required.
You may pick up your supplies the week of April 19th.
The Zoom link will be emailed on the day of the program.

Register Here

Flash Fiction Writing Contest

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

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.

What are you reading next?

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 Parking in Chester Street Deck through June 30

Metered street parking around Library

Free Parking on Sundays

 

248-554-4650

300 W. Merrill St.
Birmingham, MI 48009

The Library is currently closed, due to a staff member testing positive for COVID-19.  BPL plans to resume service on Thursday, April 22 at 9:30 a.m.

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