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

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

Saturday, September 4 - Monday, September 6: Labor Day Weekend

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

 

If you are a teen in grades 9-12 and need volunteer hours for school, please contact the Teen Services Librarian at elisabeth.phou@baldwinlib.org.

Crafts To Go

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

Available Starting July 5: Thumbtack Dragon Eggs

Teen Advisory Board

Get involved with the Library by joining our Teen Advisory Board (TAB). Anyone in grades 9-12 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!

TAB Meetings will resume in September 2021. The first meeting of the 21-22 school year will be held on Thursday, September 16 at 7:00pm.
Register here

Pizza and Pages

Pet by Akwaeke Emezi
Grades 7-12
Thursday, August 5 at 7:00 p.m.

The first 10 to register will receive a free paperback book, thanks to the Friends of Baldwin Public Library. This book is also available in electronic formats on Libby.
We will meet outside on the Youth patio, weather permitting. Slices of pizza and drinks will be provided.

Register Here

Special Teen Programs

Birmingham Photo Scavenger Hunt
Grades 6-12

July 1-31
Grab a scavenger hunt from the Teen Scene or find it here and start hunting! Take pictures when you find things on the list and email them to teen@baldwinlib.org. If you find everything, you will win a prize!

Plant-Based Eating 101 with Planthropie
Grades 6-12

Thursday, July 22 at 7:00 p.m.
Join us with Planthropie, plant-based dessert & cheese cafe in Birmingham, for a virtual presentation on plant-based nutrition and a healthy dessert demonstration. Attendees will receive handouts, recipe, and will have a chance to win a gift card to Planthropie!

Register Here

Writing Contest

2021 Fairy Tale Writing Contest for Teens

Click here for rules and information

Click here to submit your 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

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.

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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

 

248-554-4650

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:

September 4 - 6, 2021: Labor Day Weekend

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