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

Monday, July 4 - All Day: Independence Day
Saturday, September 3 through
Monday, September 5: Labor Day Weekend

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 in grades 7-12 and need volunteer hours for school, please fill out our volunteer application.

If you are 11-14 years old and want to volunteer during the summer, please fill out our Baldwin Boosters application.

Summer Reading

June 10 – August 5

Go to baldwinlib.beanstack.org to register for the challenge!

Teen Advisory Board


3rd Thursday of the month at 7:00 p.m. (during the school year)

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!

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.

June 2 Last Night at the Telegraph Club by Malinda Lo
July 7 Five Total Strangers by Natalie D. Richards
August 4 The House in the Cerulean Sea by TJ Klune

Summer Writing Contest

Flash Fiction Writing Contest

Grades 7-12

Write a SHORT, short story between 75 and 200 words. There are no other rules or restrictions. You may write about any subject in any format. 

Take a look at http://200wordshortstory.org/ and read some of the stories to see how short 200 words really is!

$50 Amazon gift cards will be awarded to one writer in each grade category: Grades 7-8, Grades 9-10, and Grades 11-12.

Click Here to Enter

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.

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 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:

Monday, July 4 - All Day: Independence Day

Saturday, September 3 - All Day: Labor Day Weekend

Sunday, September 4 - All Day: Labor Day Weekend

Monday, September 5 - All Day: Labor Day

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