Imagine Your Story Summer Reading 2020 is now live and completely virtual. We are using Beanstack this year. You can register your whole family for Summer Reading because we have something for every age. Missing the Game Cards? The physical Game Cards can be accessed here and match the Summer Reading Challenge in Beanstack.
Do you have a question for a Youth Librarian? Want us to pull some suggested books for you? Please call us at 248-554-4670 or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
BPL Art Show
Celebrate creativity and community with our first ever digital art show.
Email an image of your artwork, your first name and age to email@example.com. Various media, including paintings, drawings, photography, sculpture, and more are acceptable.
Entries are due by July 31 and will be displayed online and on Baldwin’s bulletin boards in August. If desired, send along a headshot of the artist.
Baldwin Nature Challenge
The Kids Library Society has a challenge for you! Get outside and look for specific items found in nature.
If you are signed up for Summer Reading you will be able to join the challenge in Beanstack or you can create an account to get started by visiting baldwinlib.beanstack.org.
The challenge runs from August 1 – August 8 and the first three people to complete it will win a prize!
Baldwin Kids Write
Use your imagination and one of our writing prompts to create your very own tale for us to display in the Youth Room.
Email your work to firstname.lastname@example.org or drop it off at the Youth Desk by August 31.
Writing prompts can be found here.
Fairy Tale Creations
Check out one of our fairy tale craft books and make a craft, write a story, or experiment with a science project as you explore imaginary lands.
Book list and more detailed instructions here.
Kids Library Society
Reading to your child is a great way to grow a lifelong reader. And it’s easy to start them early with engaging story times led by our enthusiastic librarians. We have programs for young listeners and their parents from birth through age 5. Checkout our virtual story times and programs for babies through second grade.
Sign up to receive an email alert each time a new story time is released.
Miss Rosemary will pick a topic each Thursday, share fun facts, suggest a book you can download and read, and give ideas for an activities you can do at home. Each video has a resource guide with clickable links to every thing she mentions. Book Adventures can be found on the Story Time page.
Sign up to receive email alerts when a new one is released.
Youth Homework Help
Use these educational and fun databases to keep your kids learning and entertained! From our online database resources and live online tutoring to our friendly librarians, we’re here to help your children with their homework.
We are excited to offer this free program that encourages reading and helps to prepare your child for kindergarten. A big thank you to the Bob and Jean Kelly Endowment for making this early literacy initiative possible. The goal is to share 1,000 books together before your child starts kindergarten. Click here for more information.
Fourth and fifth grade students enrolled in the Birmingham Public School District are invited to participate in this challenging and fun book battle that encourages students to read and explore books of varying genres. Congratulations to all of our teams! Check back in the fall for details regarding Battle of the Books 2021.
The 2020 Winner is:
- Other Words for Home by Jasmine Warga
The 2020 Honors are:
Click here to see the 2020 nominations.
MAP (Michigan Activity Pass) allows you to use your Library card to print passes for free or reduced admission to popular Michigan institutions. Click here to check out your pass today!
TLN (The Library Network) members save on tickets, dining and more at the Detroit Zoo! Click here for details and to purchase and print your discounted tickets.
Need a book recommendation? You’ve come to the right place! Take a peek at these lists and check some books out today!
- Books for Babies and Toddlers
- Books for Preschoolers
- Books for Kindergarten
- Books for 1st and 2nd Grade
- Books for 3rd and 4th Grade
- Books for 5th and 6th Grade
- Books for 7th and 8th Grade
- Books for Children in Grades K-1 Who are Reading At a 3rd Grade Level
- Books for Children in Grades 2-3 Who are Reading At a 5th Grade Level
- Books for Children in Grades 4-5 Who are Reading At a 7th Grade Level
- 100 Picture Books to Know
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September 5-7, 2020 - Labor Day Weekend