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 Summer Programs (June-August) now open! Register here.
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, September 10 during A and B lunches
Meeting at the library for grades 6-12
Thursday, September 12 from 7:00-8:00 p.m.
Meeting at Seaholm High School
Friday, September 13 during A and B lunches
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 pizza and discuss a book. The first 10 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.
Grades 7-12, registration requested, drop-ins welcome.
The first Thursday of the month from 7:00-8:00 p.m.
September 5 The Prince and the Dressmaker by Jen Wang
October 3 Gathering Blue by Lois Lowry
November 7 This Dark Endeavor by Kenneth Oppel
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.
Teens’ Top Ten Contest
The Teens’ Top Ten is a “teen choice” list, where teens nominate and choose their favorite books of the previous year. Online voting will be open from August 15 through October 12 at www.ala.org/yalsa/teenstopten. The Top Ten titles will be announced the following week, so be sure to check back for the list of winners!
Think you can figure out what the Top Ten will be? Visit Baldwin’s Teen Scene to enter our contest.
Whoever guesses the most books correctly, will win a $25 gift card to Books-A-Million in October!
The Following 25 Books are the Nominees:
#MurderTrending by Gretchen McNeil
An Absolutely Remarkable Thing by Hank Green
Ace of Shades by Amanda Foody
American Panda by Gloria Chao
The Apocalypse of Elena Mendoza by Shaun David Hutchinson
Ash Princess by Laura Sebastian
Batman: Nightwalker by Marie Lu
The Belles by Dhonielle Clayton
Blood Water Paint by Joy McCullough
Children of Blood and Bone by Tomi Adeyemi
The Cruel Prince by Holly Black
Dance of Thieves by Mary E. Pearson
Darius The Great Is Not Okay by Adib Khorram
Frat Girl by Kiley Roache
Girl Made of Stars by Ashley Herring Blake
Isle of Blood and Stone by Makiia Lucier
To Kill a Kingdom by Alexandra Christo
Muse of Nightmares by Laini Taylor
Picture Us in the Light by Kelly Loy Gilbert
The Poet X by Elizabeth Acevedo
The Prince and the Dressmaker by Jen Wang
Speak: The Graphic Novel by Laurie Halse Anderson, Emily Carroll
Thunderhead by Neal Shusterman
The Unwanted: Stories of the Syrian Refugees by Don Brown
Wildcard by Marie Lu
Special Teen Programs
Watercolor Painting Workshop
Saturday, September 21 from 1:30-3:30 P.M.
In this workshop, you will learn to paint a colorful, floral watercolor wreath. Artist Nina Urbonya will lead the class. All supplies will be provided.
Escape the 1980s
Thursday, September 26 from 7:00-7:45 P.M.
Welcome back to 1986! Work together to solve a series of critical thinking puzzles in order to crack the combinations and break the locks. If you don’t succeed, you might just be stuck in the past forever.
Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone
Thursday, October 10 from 6:00-8:30 P.M.
Watch Harry Potter like you never have before! Each attendee will get a script and a goody bag to help you experience the magic right alongside Harry. One lucky audience member’s gift bag will contain the golden snitch and will get a special prize!
Annual Halloween Lock-In
Friday, October 25 from 6:30-9:30 P.M.
The library is turning into a haunted house and it needs spooky teen actors. After a live animal presentation by Leslie Science and Nature Center, we will hide around the library and scare the tweens! Please wear dark clothes or a creepy costume. The library has some costumes/masks available to borrow. Pizza and drinks will be provided.
Registration and signed permission slip required.
Nailed It! Cupcake Decorating Challenge
Thursday, November 21 from 7:00-8:00 P.M.
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.
Exam Cram with Therapy Dogs
Saturday, November 23 from 5:30-8:30 P.M.
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.
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.
Websites we think you’ll love:
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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
300 W. Merrill St.
Birmingham, MI 48009
Monday to Thursday
9:30 am - 9:00 pm
Friday and Saturday
9:30 am - 5:30 pm
12:00 pm - 5:00pm
August 31 - September 2: Labor Day Weekend
September 6: Staff Development Day
November 27: Closing at 5:30 p.m.
November 28: Thanksgiving