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.

Registration for Winter Programs (December-February) now open! Register here

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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.

Meeting at Groves High School
Tuesday, December 10 during A and B lunches

Meeting at the library for grades 6-12
Thursday, January 9 from 7:00-8:00 p.m.

Meeting at Seaholm High School
Friday, February 7 during A and B lunches

Volunteer

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.

Pizza and Pages

Eat Jet’s pizza and discuss a book. The first 10 teens to register get a free book, generously provided by the Friends of Baldwin Public Library! 
Grades 7-12, registration requested, drop-ins welcome.

The first Thursday of the month from 7:00-8:00 p.m.

December 5 Darius the Great Is Not Okay by Adib Khorram

January 2 Fever 1793 by Laurie Halse Anderson

February 6 Long Way Down by Jason Reynolds

 

Teen Hangout Night

Play Nintendo Switch or PS4, watch a movie, eat some pizza, make a craft, or just hang out with your friends.
Grades 6-12, registration required.

Thursdays from 6:30-8:30 p.m.

November 14

December 19

January 23

February 20

Winter Reading Challenge

December 1 through February 29

Print a bingo card here 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 February 29 and prizes will be awarded the following week.

Special Teen Programs

Nailed It! Cupcake Decorating Challenge
Thursday, November 21 from 7:00-8:00 P.M.
Grades 6-12
Bring your decorating skills and a sense of humor. 
Food products will be used and ingested, including wheat and dairy. The library is not a nut-free facility. Please be aware of potential allergens.
Registration required.

Exam Cram with Therapy Dogs
Saturday, November 23 from 5:30-8:30 P.M.
Saturday, February 29 from 5:30-8:30 P.M.

Grades 9-12
Are finals stressing you out? PAWS from studying and pet a therapy dog. After the library closes to the public, high school students will have the whole library to themselves! Pizza will be provided.
Registration is not required.

Happy Little Paint-Along
Thursday, December 12 from 7:00-8:30 P.M.
Grades 6-12
Join us for a paint-along where we will watch a video of that iconic PBS painter and paint on canvases as he teaches us what to do in his calm, step-by-step manner. All materials will be provided. Dress to make a mess.
Registration required.

Mario Kart 8 Deluxe Tournament
Thursday, January 16 from 7:00-8:30 P.M.
Grades 6-12
You’ve dedicated hours of practice, now show off your skills at our Nintendo Switch tournament. A GameStop gift card will be awarded to the winner. Snacks will be provided. 
Registration required.

DIY Sharpie Mugs
Thursday, January 30 from 7:00-8:30 P.M.
Grades 6-12
Customize your own mug with sharpies and enjoy a hot cocoa bar. We will vote on a movie to watch while we decorate. All materials will be provided.
Registration required.

International Candy Tasting
Thursday, February 13 from 7:00-8:00 P.M.
Grades 6-12
Who needs romance when there’s candy? Taste candies from around the world and vote on your favorite. 
Registration required. 

Money Management Skills
Thursday, February 27 from 6:30-8:00 P.M.
Grades 9 and up
Learn basic money management skills and tips to avoid common pitfalls. This program will be led by bankers from Level One Bank. Open to high school students, college students, and their guardians.
Registration required.

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.

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

November 27: Closing at 5:30 p.m.

November 28: Thanksgiving

December 24 & 25: Christmas

December 31: Closing at 5:30 p.m.

January 1: New Year's Day

 

 

 

 

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